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About Me

As a litigator and Trial Attorney, I specialize in assisting individuals and small businesses with Civil Litigation in Los Angeles.  I am a general litigation trial attorney with an emphasis on Business Disputes, Serious Personal Injury and Second Amendment Related Litigation.  I have practiced in all State and Federal Courts in California and Nevada, and I have tried more than 50 cases to verdict, bring forth a broad range of experience in the legal industry from Product Liability to Medical Malpractice and Significant Complex litigation.  Whether you are small business who just needs someone to talk to help them navigate a sticky situation, or an individual being sued and don't know how to respond, I can help.  


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Civil Rights: 20%
    7 years, 15 cases



Hourly ($300/hour), Contingent (25-50%), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • David Isaac Hammond

    I endorse this lawyer. John well versed litigator with a diverse background that allows him to be exceptionally effective for his clients and get great results.


    David Hammond Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. He is sharp, knowledgeable and ready to take on any case!


    Aslin Tutuyan
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Jonathan W. Birdt

18252 Bermuda St.
Porter Ranch, CA, 91326


TXActive-Probationary license201306/14/2014
NVAttorney Inactive200308/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reciprocal - Suspension
    issued in NV, 2010


    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Nevada.

  2. Discipline with actual suspension
    issued in CA, 2009


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe McNulty Law Firm2007 - 2010
AttorneyMaranga*Morgenstern2003 - 2006
AttorneySchaffer, Lax, McNaughton & Chen1997 - 1999
Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationExecutive Committee - Lawyer Referral Program2013 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2010 - Present
Los Angeles County BarMember2003 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hacopian v. Upland Police DepartmentSettled
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Publication NameTitleDate
CRPA NewsletterThe Future of Second Amendment Litigation in California2013
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Fort Lewis CollegePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Verde Valley SchoolN/AN/A1989