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Jonathan S Follender

Jonathan S Follender

Practice areas:

Commercial, Criminal Defense, Contracts & Agreements, Federal Crime, Personal Injury

About Me

     Henry Fonda, playing young Abe Lincoln, inspired me. I'm still inspired after all these years. While the business side of a law office is similar to running any business, there is nothing better than vindicating a client's rights in court. That always remains special.


 


      It is important to go over a client's case thoroughly. The facts are everything. Then in-depth research is vital to match a client's factual version to legal theories and standards which will hold up in court. If a civil case, then having a settlement position is vital. A good compromise can sometimes bring better closure than years of litigation. But if the other side does not wish to settle, then we know we will be putting our dispute before the judge or jury. I believe strongly in the ultimate fairness and good common sense of our jurors.


 


      If criminal defense, then all of the above precepts apply and more. No one needs more protection than the unpopular, the disadvantaged, the wrongly accused. We do not judge our clients, we leave that to the judge or jury. But every client, no matter the facts, deserves a vigorous defense. It is the bedrock principle of our Constitution, and the liberties we all enjoy.


 


     There are no guarantees regarding results in the courtroom. Like life, outcomes vary. The only guarantee we make here is to give your matter our full attention and to serve your needs to the best of our ability.


 

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Languages Spoken: Hebrew

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Personal Injury: 20%
    19 years
  2. Federal Crime: 20%
    19 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    19 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    19 years
  5. Commercial: 20%
    19 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Hollie J. Jaffe

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Follender worked with our office on the litigation side of a real estate matter. He was knowledgable, professional, and got things done in a timely manner. He cared about our client. I do not hesitate to recommend him.

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    Hollie Jaffe Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Jonathan Follender


PO Box 511
Arkville, NY, 12406

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198503/13/2015
NJActive198405/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rutgers Law ReviewRutgers Law School-Newark1984

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyJonathan Follender, PC, Arkville, New York1996 - Present
Legal InternState Of Israel Ministry Of Justice1993 - 1994
AttorneyKalb, Friedman, Siegelbaum1991 - 1993
Assistant ProsecutorHudson County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey1988 - 1991
Assistant ProsecutorBergen County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey1984 - 1988

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersN/A2005 - Present
New York State Magistrates AssociationMember2000 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of PennsylvaniaPolitical Science/Middle Eastern LanguagesBA - Bachelor of Arts1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Timber Theft in New YorkTimber Theft2008