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About Me

I handle litigation and transactional matters for clients. I also serve as a mediator or arbitrator in disputes. I have been a member of the California Bar Association since 1986, a director of the Peninsula Builders Exchange since 2002, and an arbitrator and judge pro tem for the Santa Clara County Superior Court since 1991. Areas in which I practice include business, real estate, construction, personal injury, and general matters for small businesses. I look forward to hearing from you.


Languages Spoken: French, Hebrew, Italian

Practice Areas


  1. Construction & Development: 50%
    29 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
    29 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    29 years
  4. Car Accidents: 10%



Hourly ($350/hour), Contingent (33-45%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

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Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Robert Bruce Kopelson

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sweet is knowledgeable in his areas of practice, and keeps his clients promptly well informed of developments in their cases. He is practical in his advice, and very honest in his billing practices.


    Robert Kopelson Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Cathleen M Curl

    Jonathan is a highly respected, intelligent and very experienced attorney. He has an excellent reputation in the community. He's extremely well-versed in the law, along with a practical side that gets cases resolved. He is also an excellent mediator. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Cathleen Curl Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

75 E. Santa Clara Street.
Suite. 1180
San Jose, CA, 95113



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorLincoln Law School of San Jose2004 - Present
DirectorPeninsula Builders Exchange2002 - Present
MemberAGCC Legal Advisory Committee1991 - Present
Legal AuthorWolters Kluwer Law & Business1989 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorSan Jose State University2002 - 2003
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of San Francisco Law School1994 - 1997
Publication NameTitleDate
Sweet on Construction Industry Contracts: Major AIA DocumentsFifth Edition, Sweet On Construction Industry Contract: Major AIA Documents2008
Lincoln Law ReviewConstruction Subcontract Payment Condition Clauses2002
Avoiding or Minimizing Construction LitigationAvoiding or Mimizing Construction Litigation1993
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
U of San Francisco SOLLawlaw1985
Univ of California BerkeleyItalianundergraduate1978
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Fundamental of Construction ContractsConstruction Contracts2014
AIA ContractsAIA Construction Contracts2014