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Jonathan A. Zendeh Del
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Jonathan A. Zendeh Del

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury

About Me



Jonathan A. Zendeh Del




A Galveston, Texas native, Jonathan is a graduate of Baylor University, where he earned his B.B.A. in Real Estate and Management. After completing his undergraduate studies, Jonathan moved to Oklahoma to attend law school on a merit scholarship. Jonathan graduated from law school at the top of his class. While in law school, Jonathan was a member of the Law School Honor Fraternity, the Student Senate, the Student Bar Association Executive Committee, was the Treasurer of the Student Bar Association, participated in the Moot Court Competition, was a member of the Moot Court Society, judged Moot Court competitions, was the recipient of a Merit Scholarship, and repeatedly made the Dean's Honor List for achieving outstanding grades in law school.


 


Prior to forming Zendeh Del & Associates, Jonathan was an insurance company lawyer who handled countless insurance defense cases involving complex personal injuries arising out of automobile accidents and alleged defective products. There, Jonathan practiced in both state and federal court on a daily basis. During his time practicing insurance defense Jonathan learned the insurance and personal injury business inside and out.


 


Prior to representing insurance companies, Jonathan worked at a civil litigation firm that served as general counsel to a national bank, and represented businesses in all types of business litigation. There, Jonathan represented the bank in numerous foreclosure filings and other transactions. Also at that firm, Jonathan represented clients in many different types of insurance claims including personal injuries and lawsuits against home insurance companies for wrongly denying claims.


 


After practicing law in Oklahoma, Jonathan returned to his native Galveston, Texas to establish Zendeh Del & Associates, where he and his wife were partners for years.  When Jonathan's wife became a prosecutor with the Galveston County District Attorney's Office in 2012, Jonathan changed the name of the firm to it's current name, The Law Offices of Jonathan Zendeh Del, PLLC.


Jonathan is a leader in the Galveston legal community where he serves on the Board of Directors of the Galveston County Bar Association and is the President of the Galveston County Young Lawyers Association.


 


Jonathan has achieved from Martindale-Hubbell the rating of "preeminent" and has a 100% Client Review Rating.


 


Jonathan has also received from AVVO, a prominent Lawyer Rating Directory, the rating of SUPERB (10.0 out of 10.0) for his experience, industry recognition, and professional conduct as a lawyer.


 


Jonathan practices in the areas of DWI/DUI Defense, Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Personal Injury, and General Civil Litigation.


 


Bar Admissions


State Bar of Texas
Texas Court of Appeals
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Texas Supreme Court
State Bar of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Court of Appeals
Oklahoma Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Federal Court)
United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma (Federal Court)
United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (Federal Court)


 


Professional Organizations


Texas Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Association
American Bar Association
Oklahoma County Bar Association
Galveston Criminal Defense Bar
National College for DUI Defense
Oklahoma Bar Foundation
National College for DUI Defense
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
Galveston County Bar Association (Director of the Board)
Galveston County Young Lawyer’s Association (President)


 


Honors and Achievements


Super Lawyers Rising Star
Houstonia Magazine’s “Top Lawyers in Houston”


 


Community Involvement


Galveston Chamber of Commerce
Galveston Pachyderm Club
Galveston Artillery Club
Knights of Momus



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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    100 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    200 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    400 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-50%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • John Stephen Stratton

    Jonathan is an outstanding attorney with a strong grasp of what needs to be done for his clients. Further, he takes the time to truly understand the pertinent issues and advise his clients about their options.

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    John Stratton Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

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    Jonathan will provide you nothing but the best representation hands down. He will treat you not only as a client, but as a close friend or family member. He takes his cases very seriously and as if each one was his most important case. I highly recommend him and would have no hesitations retaining him if I ever needed an attorney in the Galveston and/or Houston area.

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    Daniel Aizenman
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Offices of Jonathan Zendeh Del, PLLC

1813 61st Street
Suite 101
Galveston, TX, 77551

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201005/24/2015
OKAuthorized to practice law200903/30/2011

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Lawyers in HoustonHoustonia Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
10 Best in TexasAmerican Institute of DUI / DWI Attorneys2014
Superb RatingAVVO2014
Top Lawyers in HoustonHoustonia Magazine2013
Client Disinction AwardLawyers.com2013
Superb RatingAVVO2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Superb RatingAVVO2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Pro Bono AwardGalveston County Bar Association2011
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2009
Dean's ListLaw School2008
Dean's ListLaw School2007
Dean's ListLaw School2006
Dean's ListLaw School2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyZendeh Del & Associates, PLLC2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyPignato, Cooper, Kolker & Roberson, PC2009 - 2010
Associate AttorneyMiller Dollarhide, PC2008 - 2009
-Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office2007 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Super LawyersRising Star2014 - Present
National College for DUI DefenseMember2013 - Present
Galveston County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Galveston County Young Lawyers' AssociationPresident2013 - Present
Galveston County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2012 - 2013
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Galveston County Young Lawyers' AssociationPresident-Elect2012 - Present
Phi Delta PhiMemberN/A
Texas Trial Lawyer's AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
Oklahoma County Bar AssociationAttorneyN/A
Galveston County Bar AssociationAttorneyN/A
Oklahoma Bar AssociationAttorneyN/A
State Bar of TexasAttorneyN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
GP v. AEHigh Dollar Policy-limit Settlement
DE v. Retail StoreHigh Dollar Settlement
TN v. TSHigh Dollar Verdict For My Client

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Galveston Criminal Defense BarGalveston County Declares No Refusal for Mardi Gras 20152015
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogGalveston County Declares No Refusal Weekend During July Fourth Holiday 20152015
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogGalveston County Declares "No Refusal Weekend" During Memorial Day Weekend 20152015
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogTexas High Court Declares Mandatory Blood Draws Unconstitutional2015
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogSupreme Court Says Police Cannot Extend Traffic Stop for Drug Dog Sniff2015
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogGalveston Declares No Refusal Weekend During Mardi Gras 2014 - Galveston DWI Lawyer2014
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogRunning Parked Car Insufficient to Prove "Operation" of Motor Vehicle for DWI Purposes in Texas2014
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogGalveston County Declares No Refusal Weekend During Lonestar Biker Rally 20142014
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCASE RESULT: State vs. R.P. - Client arrested and charged w/ DWI - Result: CASE DISMISSED2014
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCASE RESULT: State vs. R.F. - Client arrested and charged w/ DWI - Result: CASE DISMISSED2014
Galveston Oil Spill LawyersGalveston Oil Spill Lawyers2014
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogGalveston Declares No Refusal Weekend for Labor Day 20142014
Galveston Criminal Defense Blog"Mandatory" blood draws impermissible in Texas. Cops need a warrant2014
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogGalveston County Declares DWI "No Refusal" on New Year's Eve 20152014
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCASE RESULT - State vs. J.M. - Client Arrested for DWI - CASE DISMISSED2014
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogGalveston Declares No Refusal Weekend During Mardi Gras 2013 - Galveston DWI Lawyer2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCASE RESULT - State vs. K.S. - Client Charged with DWI Second - RESULT: CASE REDUCED TO OBSTRUCTION2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCASE RESULT - State vs. R.S. - Client Arrested for DWI - CASE REDUCED TO SPEEDING THEN DISMISSED2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCASE RESULT - State vs C.M. - Client Charged w/ DWI - CASE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCASE RESULT - State vs R.A. - Client Charged with Marijuana Possession - RESULT: CASE DISMISSED2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCASE RESULT - STATE OF TEXAS VS. S.W. - CLIENT CHARGED WITH DWI AFTER ALLEGEDLY CAUSING HEAD ON COLLISION AND HAVING BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION OF .223. RESULT: CASE REDUCED TO OBSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAY.2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogUNITED STATES SUPREME COURT RULES THAT DOG SNIFF ON CURTILAGE OF HOME IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogLab Technician Committed Misconduct and Defendant’s Conviction Set Aside2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogFederal Court Affirms Constitutional Right To Give Cops The Middle Finger2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCASE RESULT - STATE OF TEXAS VS. C.P. - Client Arrested and Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine)2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCASE RESULT - State vs C.P. - Client Charged with Marijuana Possession - RESULT: CASE DISMISSED2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogGalveston Police Officer Fired For Conduct Unbecoming of an Officer2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogGalveston County Declares No Refusal Weekend During Memorial Day Weekend 20132013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogDouds v. State - One Court’s Interpretation of Missouri v. NcNeely2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCop Didn’t Have Reasonable Suspicion for DWI Stop Because He Didn’t Witness the Traffic Violation2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogAuthority to Detain During Search w/ Warrant Limited to Immediate Vecinity of Searched Area2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogDouble Jeopardy Concerns in Capital Murder Cases2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCASE RESULT - State vs K.B. - Client Charged With Resisting Arrest - CASE DISMISSED2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogGirl Learns Flipping the Bird And Saying "F*** You" to the Judge Is Not the Best Idea (Blog with Video)2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogMissouri v. McNeely - Supreme Court Says Warrantless Blood Draws Are Unconstitutional2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogGalveston County Declares No Refusal Weekend During 2013 - 2014 Holidays - Galveston DWI Lawyer2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCASE RESULT - DWI Reduced and Marijuana Dismissed2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogSeparate Convictions For Possession of Firearm and Possession of Ammunition = Double Jeopardy2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BarGalveston Biker Rally DWI DUI Lawyers - GALVESTON DECLARES NO REFUSAL WEEKEND2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCASE RESULT - State vs. J.W. - Client Crashed Car Into House, Blew .301, Arrested for DWI - CASE REDUCED TO OBSTRUCTION2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogGalveston County Associate Family Law Judge Resigns After Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinion Issued2013
Galvesotn Criminal Defense BlogGalveston Declares No Refusal Weekend During Labor Day Weekend 20132013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCASE RESULT - State vs. S.B. - Client Charged with Possession of Marijuana - RESULT: CASE DISMISSED2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCASE RESULT - State vs. L.C. - Client Charged with DWI - RESULT: CASE REDUCED TO OBSTRUCTION2013
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogCASE RESULT - State vs. A.I. - Client Crashed Car Into State Building, Arrested for DWI. RESULT: CASE REDUCED TO OBSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALK2013
CLE PaperSocial Media in the Legal Context2012
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogGalveston County Police Crack Down on Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Offenders2012
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogArrested for DWI in Galveston County, Texas - KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND KNOW THE LAW2012
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogWhat to do when pulled over for DWI2012
Galveston Criminal Defense BlogGalveston County to Participate in “No Refusal” Weekend on New Year’s Eve 2013. Arrested for DWI in Galveston County celebrating the new year? Call our experienced Galveston, Texas based DWI attorneys today.2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor UniversityN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Juvenile Criminal Defense CLE Cruise 2012Social Media in the Legal Context2012