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Jonathan Koles

Wrongful death Attorney at Jersey City, NJ

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 41 years
    New Jersey - NJ 42 years
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1982
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Unfortunately, car accident victims are up against the full force of the insurance company when pursuing compensation for their injuries. Although your car insurance policy is supposed to protect you when you need it most, many car accident victims are taken advantage of by the insurance company simply because they are not properly represented by an experienced personal injury attorney. Ensure you receive the full compensation you are entitled for your car accident injuries.

    41 years

  2. Slip and fall accident
    People who fall and injure themselves in any commercial or public space may be able to obtain compensation for their injuries and other costs of the accident. This area of the law, known as premises liability law, covers accidents caused by negligence and misconduct by property owners. Whether you slip on a wet floor in a supermarket or trip over a broken sidewalk damaged by tree roots, our law firm may be able to help you obtain compensation for your medical expenses&other costs of your injury.

    41 years

  3. Wrongful death
    A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit that arises when an individual is killed because of the conduct of another person. A wrongful death lawsuit is different from other types of personal injury claims because the actual victim (the “decedent”) is not the person bringing the lawsuit. Instead, a family member or representative of the decedent’s estate files the lawsuit under New Jersey’s Wrongful Death Act and Survival Statute.

    41 years

  4. Medical malpractice
    People expect a certain standard of care when visiting the doctor, a hospital or undergoing surgery. When that standard of care is not provided because of negligence or misconduct, the clinic or medical professional may be liable. They may be responsible for the costs of the injuries that result from their failure to provide the appropriate standard of care.At Koles, Burke & Bustillo, L.L.P., our attorneys have many years of experience with medical malpractice claims.

    41 years

  5. Trucking accident
    When a semi truck, tractor trailer, 18-wheeler, or other commercial truck is involved in a highway collision with another vehicle, a response team is immediately sent to the accident scene. If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, don’t make a statement. Seek necessary medical attention and consult with an experienced attorney about your right to be compensated. Contact the law firm of Koles, Burke & Bustillo, L.L.P., for caring and knowledgeable representation in NJ & NY.

    41 years

Recently, Jonathan Koles recovered $750,000. for the family of a 51-year-old woman who died in a motor vehicle accident. The decedent was driving when she lost control of her car as it slid on ice that had formed on the northbound lanes of Route 1&9 and collided into a cinder block wall.  The case settled prior to trial.


Jonathan Koles recovered $750,000. for the family of a 34-year-old man who died in an auto/truck collision. The decedent was a passenger in a car traveling on Route 1 & 9 when the driver of the car collided with a tractor-trailer exiting a recycling transfer facility. The defendant driver pled guilty to manslaughter because of his alcohol intoxication. The case settled prior to trial.


Mr. Koles successfully represented the family of a prisoner who died while in custody. Mr. Koles obtained a $407,500. settlement. The family contended that the correctional facility failed to detect or diagnose an aorta esophageal fistula. The family sued the Hudson County Correctional Facility alleging negligence, medical malpractice, civil rights violations and wrongful death.


Koles Burke & Bustillo, LLP
2600 John F Kennedy Blvd Apt 1 K
Jersey City, NJ, 07306-6037

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Posted by A.L. | October 28, 2013
Excellent Attorney
Jon is an outstanding attorney. He settled my case in about a year and never lost sight of what my goals and concerns were as a client. He always kept me informed and was patient when explaining the litigation process. Also, his staff was always available by e-mail or phone. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Diane | July 1, 2013
Acts in your best interest!
Our general overview of our experience with Attorney Koles and his law firm is one of great admiration and respect. They are truly a professional and experienced group that will act solely in your behalf and in your best interest. They have a knowledge of the law that leaves the client with a trust that their case will be handled in the best way by the best group of attorneys.
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Posted by Bianca | July 1, 2013
Attentive, Helpful & Professional!
Mr. Koles was very attentive, helpful and professional. If I needed him, he was always there. Great communication. He was there every step of the way to explain everything thoroughly. If I didn’t understand he would make it clear. I appreciate everything he has done for me. He did an awesome job representing me and my case.
Posted by Luis | April 2, 2013
Great knowledgeable lawyer!!!
Mr. Koles is truly a great lawyer. He was always available to answer any questions and if he wasn't available at that moment he returned my calls or e-mails promptly. His staff was also very professional and always pleasant. He made me feel very comfortable with the process and I highly recommend him.


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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Koles, Burke & Bustillo, LLP
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney / Sole Proprietor
  • Law Offices of Jonathan Koles
  • 1987 - 2002


  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978


  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • Officer
  • 1987 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Past President
  • 2009 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • One of the Best Laywers in the NY Area
  • Best Laywers 28th Edition
  • 2012


Speaking Engagements

  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Pre-Suit Investigation
  • 2012
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • Medical Testing and Procedures at Trial
  • 2012
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • The Tort Claims Act
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (9)
Endorse Jonathan
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jon Koles is my "go to" attorney on New Jersey matters. We have had a co-counsel relationship for 25+ years. There is none better in New Jersey on motor vehicle, premises liability, nursing home negligence, and wrongful death. All of our clients who have had their New Jersey cases handled by Jon have been very satisified."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Koles is well-known in the local legal community as a top personal injury attorney. He works tirelessly to achieve the best results for his clients. I highly recommend."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. He is a diligent, well respected member of the legal community who will protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve."

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Jersey City Wrongful death Lawyer Jonathan Koles
Jonathan Koles
Wrongful death Attorney
Jersey City, NJ
Licensed for 42 years

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