Posted by Wayne
Jonathan handled my divorce, which did not go to trial, but did get complicated and messy. I found him to be the ideal lawyer for me. Unlike the previous reviewer, I found him to be very well informed and definitely assertive in advancing our agenda, without being an aggressive jerk. He kept a great balance between listening and attending to my concerns, advising/urging me to change my mind when it was necessary, and finally representing our side in meetings and in court. Also, he is very responsive and will keep you in the loop on everything. He charged a reasonable fee and kept me informed as to costs. I recommend him highly.
Posted by Erika
He is very personable and friendly. Unfortunately, I feel that because of his lack of experience, I did not receive a fair agreement in my divorce proceedings. He was not aggressive, which I believe would have made a difference. As I have moved forward I have found that I am without a couple of provisions that are ordinarily very standard in a divorce, but that he let slip by, so that now I find I will need to go myself and try and modify the order.
In addition, he informed me a few weeks out from the court date, that he would not be able to be there to represent me and that his partner would have to. His partner was familiar with the case, but not who I had been working with, or the person who had met with myself and my ex. I also found it unprofessional that this was announced to me and I also had to pay an additional $50 an hour for the partners service. The cost was not adjusted to reflect the fee I should have been paying my counsel, and I had no choice but to go forward.
If you have a straightforward case and feel you do not need someone aggressive, than he may be a good match for you.
Posted by RC
Used Jonathan for a divorce. Answered all of my questions in a timely manner. Very professional and personable. The divorce proceeded smoothly.
Posted by Julie
Jonathan helped me with my divorce and did an excellent job! He intuitively understood the emotionally charged dynamics and said and did the right things to make me feel very taken care of and safe. He was very empathetic and took the time to listen and I felt understood easily and quickly. On the flip side, I was very impressed, during our four way with my now ex and his lawyer, with how assertive and in control of the meeting he was. I really felt like he did an excellent job making sure that the outcome was inline with my best interests. I didn't have to spell out everything that I wanted in detail, all I did was simply tell him (and Justin Kelsey) my concerns and priorities - they did a great job at filling in the blanks. During such an emotionally charged time there is no way to know what you need to ask for - I was taken care of which made the whole process much less scary. Jonathan's friendly and calm demeanor was a welcomed relief during such a stressful process (getting divorced).