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Jonathan H. Stanwood

Real estate Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   45 reviews

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About Jonathan

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Jonathan Stanwood has been practicing law for 25 years and he has significant experience in civil litigation, criminal defense and consumer bankruptcy.  

His past professional experience includes representing mortgage lenders in litigation and also served as co-counsel in several national class actions suits.

Established in 2009 with a main office in center city Philadelphia and Media, Pennsylvania, Mr. Stanwood serves clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.  Jonathan instructs CLE classes on bankruptcy and he teaches other attorneys about bankruptcy laws and procedures.

Additionally, Mr. Stanwood has been an instructor at Delaware County Community College and his an active volunteer in Philadelphia.

 

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Licensed for 31 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 02/26/2023

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

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Jonathan H. Stanwood, L.L.C.
8 Penn Center, Suite 1000
1628 J.F.K. Blvd
Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Reviews

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Posted by Alexander | August 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Owner
Jonathan Stanwood is an excellent attorney who has helped me with legal matters on a number of occasions this last decade. He has been practicing law for over two decades and his experience shows when talking to him about legal matters. Not only is he well versed in the law, but he also has a strong backbone made of integrity and honesty. I can always count on him to make sound recommendations or steer me in the right direction while always exercising good judgement. Stanwood is definitely worth reaching out to when legal advice or services are needed.
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Posted by Milagros | June 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
I received prompt attention and excellent quality service. Communication and quality of actions taken were timely and promptly in which, I was a definite relief to have them help me with my personal legal matter.
Posted by Darrell | May 4, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above and Beyond
The matter discussed with Jonathan was within the jurisdiction of another State. He was aware of this before hand and informed me of that discrepancy. Yet in still, he took time out of his busy schedule (this is at 8PM I must add) to cover a plethora of options that I could consider for addressing my issue. Felt comfortable discussing my case with him as he presented a wealth of information and pointed me in right direction. Class act!
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Posted by Fabian | January 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney in Town
Johnathan knows his stuff. He answered all my questions and explained the process with detailed examples in a way that made me feel confident in his abilities as a lawyer. Watching him in the courtroom showed me I made the right choice. I highly recommend him to represent you for any legal representation.
Posted by Elaine | December 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Attorney That You Can Trust!
If you are looking for an attorney to handle your legal issues, look no further! Mr. Stanwood is extremely serious about what he does and is versed in various branches of law. He will handle your legal situation professionally from the beginning to end. Mr. Stanwood is exceptional at what he does and his law office handled my legal dilemma successfully. There is no other attorney I'd rather seek for legal advice or assistance. Most importantly he is honest, down-to-earth, and cares about his clients. I highly recommend him for all of your legal matters.
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Posted by JohnZ | April 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY & FINE GENTLEMAN
I was in need of EXPERT real estate legal advice and a personal friend, who is also an attorney, recommended Mr. Stanwood. I could not have asked for a finer recommendation since they don’t come any finer than Mr. Stanwood, he is the best. I made application for a reverse mortgage, which would enable me, since I own my home outright to pull out some of the massive equity in my home and enable me to apply those funds toward my retirement. The mortgage lender following FHA and HUD guidelines assigned the next appraiser and that’s where my problem began. The appraiser was extremely unprofessional, arrogant, rude and held his appraiser’s license less than one year, a true novice. When he finally showed up at my home after many rescheduled appointments, he ran through my home in less than five minutes, taking a lot of digital photos. He never spoke with me, did not perform his due diligence and had no clue or idea of what he was looking at. Within the previous year I had invested $70,000 in remodeling improvements in my home; these were in addition to state of the art enhancements already in my home making my home’s condition “brand new”” and exactly comparable to homes in my neighborhood which had sold at the top end of the market. When the mortgage lender received the appraisal from this appraiser they advised me he had mistakenly undervalued my home by 20% or $70,000 and which would deprive me of approximately $30,000 in mortgage proceeds. Both the mortgage lender and myself attempted to speak with this appraiser to have him re-examine his appraisal and correct his inaccuracies. His rude, arrogant and dismissive attitude made it difficult to impossible to deal with him and achieve the results that would affect me positively. This is when I called Mr. Stanwood’s office in hopes of scheduling a consultation. A very pleasant lady interviewed me on the phone to determine my problem and legal requirements. She asked me to hold while she checked to see if Mr. Stanwood was available to pick me up and chat. The next thing, Mr. Stanwood picked up the phone and we introduced ourselves. As it turned out Mr. Starwood talked with me for more than an hour, understood the full scope of my predicament and advised me what to do to bring this matter to a satisfactory conclusion. I did not have to make an appointment for a consultation since he covered everything in our phone consultation and he did not charge me. I followed Mr. Starwood’s advice which brought my matter to a satisfactory conclusion. I’m a licensed real estate broker, I hold other real estate professional credentials and I’m also a successful builder. Mr. Starwood is a true gentleman, very understanding, easy to speak with and a professional real estate legal expert. If you are desirous of positive legal results call Mr. Stanwood; you will be very happy you did.
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Posted by Olivia | April 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Real Estate concerns
Mr. Stanwood listened intently, and read between the lines to assist me to get to my bottom line as to hat I really wanted to do. He then advised me accordingly and aligned with me as to how to proceed. I would highly recommend him and intend to in the near future.
Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
Mr. Stanwood is well deserving of all the 5 star reviews he has received. My experience with him as my attorney is testament to his hard work. Without his help, a dear friend would have not been able to advance in her career. Mr. Standwood handled a longstanding legal issue with professionalism, speed, and compassion He was able to expunge a criminal record from over 30 years ago that was a barrier to success. In a pleasantly brief amount of time, Mr. Stanwood was able to relieve years of stress and the burden of having an imperfect record on file by clearing it. I am forever thankful to him for his time, energy, and dedication to this case. A huge weight has been lifted. Thank you, Mr. Stanwood! The best!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Jonathan was very helpful and very reliable. I definitely would use him again ,and I would refer him to anyone who is looking for a lawyer. He was always available to answer any questions I had. Always answered all my calls and emails .
Posted by Tasha | October 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Lawyer
Jonathan helped with my father's estate which involved completing the probate process. I appreciated his knowledge and empathy in helping with this process- especially in these challenging times. I would recommend him to family and friends.
Posted by Tyrell | October 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy Chapter 7
I hired Jonathan Stanwood from reading his previous reviews. His credentials and testimonials match up with him perfectly. He helped me out with my first and only chapter 7 bankruptcy. Jonathan made the process easy and he was able to simplify the bankruptcy process. He is an outstanding lawyer who is personable and actually takes the time to understand you situation. I highly recommend him as a lawyer. Thank you Jonathan!
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Posted by Frank | August 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Satisfied, highly recommend
Myself and my wife are extremely happy with the representation and professionalism and knowledge that Mr. Stanwood has been with us working on our legal real estate case. He was able to win us a reversal from a previous grave error from our previous Attorney, With his excellent representation we have been spared from a error that would have effect us financially. I Would highly recommend Mr. Stanwood for all legal matters. I don’t usually write reviews, but I am more than happy to write this one.
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
I found myself in a situation that my bankruptcy was dismissed and motion to vacate my home was filed. To add to the dilemma, the lawyer I started with signed with a firm and couldn’t help me. I was fortunate to be referred to Jonathan and he was very knowledgeable and supportive. He was patient and understanding and helped me get reinstated and back on track. I can’t thank him enough for jumping in and helping me.
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Posted by Marissa | April 17, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A lawyer of great knowledge and integrity
I have contacted Mr. Stanwood three times with legal questions and an intent to hire him. Each time he was quick to respond, full of pertinent information, and told me how to handle the matter on my own. I fully intended to hire and pay him, but he was honest in telling me how to do it without professional legal help. Amazing. Highly recommend!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation in every way
When someone gives you assurance all will be okay, you may have doubt. I am writing this review to tell you, from my personal experience having hired Mr. Stanwood; if you have Jonathan on your team all will be better than just ok. He has great knowledge and respect for the law and will take the time to discuss different scenarios with you in an effort to help you to make decisions to work towards a positive outcome. Extremely fair in his billing with regard to time he spends on your case. Jonathan gets the job done and will not let you down. Conscientious, articulate and a super interesting guy. The world needs more Jonathan Stanwoods - td
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Posted by Anis | December 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best and honest.
Very honest, smart and very confident guy. Always there to answer your questions. Let u inform of anything new regarding your case, this mean that you will know what is going on.
Posted by Virginia | August 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Jonathan represented me in a criminal case, he is an excellent lawyer. Extremely attentive to his clients and has more then reasonable rates. He absolutely goes above and beyond to help his clients and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Carl | August 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
My situation is one where Jonathan Stanwood is a "lawyer's lawyer." So, as an attorney, I know full well what constitutes a superb attorney. Jonathan is extremely experienced and effective. He is always well-prepared and possesses very effective negotiating skills. I recommend him highly.
Posted by Kim | June 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney, Extraordinary Customer Serice
Jonathan Stanwood helped me through a very difficult time handling my father's estate. He not only answered all of my questions regarding my executorship, he patiently calmed my fears and gave me solutions at every turn. He went above and beyond my expectations on many occasions. Anticipating what my needs were, so that we could move the estate matters along effectively and efficiently. He is the best legal advocate anyone could ask for. I just wish he would consider taking his legal advice to television, so that more people could also learn from him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorny to right a wrong!
I cannot say that I have ever meet someone that cared as much as he did about my case, what it stood for and what importance the outcome had. I am very satisfied and I would recommend him to everyone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Law Office of Jonathan H. Stanwood
  • 2009 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Berger & Montague, LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Holber & Stanwood, PC
  • 1996 - 2005

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate cum laude
  • 1991
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • When is a Judgment Lien not a Lien
  • Finding for defendant
  • Contractor Case
  • Judgment for Plaintiff
  • Sanctions Awarded
  • Award entered in favor of client

Associations

  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Esperanto
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Awesome Attorney
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2012
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy - Hot Topics, Chapter 7, Chapter 13, etc.
  • Bankruptcy - Continuing Legal Education Course for Lawyers
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (16)
Endorse Jonathan
Real estate Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is well experienced and very knowledgeable. He helped me out in a bankruptcy matter which delayed an action in ejection matter I had filed. He was friendly and took time to help my client throughout the process. I highly recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jonathan for over 5 years and he has always treated his clients with the utmost respect and attentiveness. Any client of mine who has the need for a bankruptcy or foreclosure lawyer I would highly recommend Jonathan."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great advocate."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Mr. Stanwood for over a decade. I have always known him to be a diligent, intelligent and hard working attorney whose client's always come first. His broad range of experience enables him to resolve cases to his client's best interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Stanwood without reservation for handling criminal defense matters in the Philadelphia area."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John was on the opposite of a custody case I had in Philadelphia and I found him to be well prepared and and excellent advocate. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He meets the highest professional and ethical standards."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and practiced law with Jonathan for over 15 years. He is the consummate lawyer. He combines his knowledge and passion for the law with a real concern for each individual client. I would highly recommend him for my friends , family and my own clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon has been an well-respected bankruptcy attorney for many years in the Delaware Valley. He is known as extremely knowledgeable and very trustworthy. I highly endorse this lawyer."
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