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Jonathan Eric May

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Jonathan May, Jon May

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2014
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements
    Contract Formation, Breach, Execution or Disputes.

    9 years, 200 cases

  2. Divorce and separation

    9 years, 85 cases

  3. Family
    Parenting Plans, Custody, Time Sharing, Child Support

    9 years, 75 cases

  4. Landlord or tenant
    Deposit Disputes, Sales Contracts, Agent Agreements, Contract Disputes

    9 years, 100 cases

  5. Personal injury
    Car Accidents, Slip and Fall, Mold

    9 years, 25 cases

The Lions' Den is a dynamic and exciting legal practice located in Brickell in Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa and Wall Street in New York City. Our main areas of practice are in Corporate, Real Estate, Family, Personal Injury, Probate, Estate Planning, Criminal and Tax Law. However, the services that we provide differ based on location. We represent or have represented powerful foreign organizations, foreign military branches, billion dollar hedge funds, top talent agents and casting companies, multi-million dollar foreclosure disputes, multi-million dollar divorces, defense of the highest profile criminal cases, grammy winning producers and signers, lawsuits against major celebrities, NBA players, professional athletes and more. You may recognize our firm from recent features on TMZ and local news outlets.

We provide both Plaintiff and Defense representation for businesses and individuals. Our greatest legal strength is with litigation (filing and proceeding through a lawsuit). We utilize the court and procedure to satisfy your legal goals. We attempt to maximize your recovery (financial return) and expedite the legal process, while reducing your total costs. We utilize our legal expertise and experiences, court procedure and carefully strategize our actions and communications. Many solutions require brilliant creativity in order to reach your goals.

We carry Christian values as a law firm but we hire, love and serve all people. We pray each day and believe that our firm, clients and cases will be blessed. Not all attorneys are equal. You need the best attorney because the cost of litigating, time, stress and other losses can be incredible. The firm is owned by Jonathan E. May MA Esq. He achieved a graduate degree in communications from the University of Miami and is an expert and professor in communications, debate and persuasion.

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The Lions Den, Attorney At Law
1395 Brickell Avenue
Suite 900
Miami, FL, 33131
The Lions' Den, Attorneys at Law
Northbridge Center
515 North Flagler Drive, Suite P-300
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401
The Lions' Den, Attorneys at Law
400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1900
Tampa, FL, 33602
The Lions' Den, Attorneys at Law
48 Wall Street Suite 1100
New York City, NY, 10005
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Posted by Preston | May 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Fair and Ethical attorney
The first thing I learned is that Jon works hard for his clients. He worked very diligently to help with my issue and I am eternally grateful for his help. Thank you
Posted by Joel | November 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Child support & visitation
Thank you so much for all the dedication on my case !!! About my children’s custody’s and also the child support payments!!!!! Amazing lawyer!!!!!
Posted by Alexander | July 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I chose Jonathan May for my case thanks to recommendations in social networks and now its my turn to tell thank you and highly recommend the Lions Den, Attorneys at Law. Jonathan did a great job for my landlord tenant lawsuit. Apart from being very knowledgeable he is very fast responsive and easy to work with. 5 stars and good luck to Jonathan and his partner Christopher Cook with further career!
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Posted by Manuel Mendez | December 26, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Passport question
Jonathan was a great help, he answered all my questions quickly and with great detail. If I require legal counsel he will definitely be called. Thanks Jonathan...
Posted by Brittany | October 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Lions Den
The lions den assisted me with a dispute and I was very satisfied with their work
Posted by Miss Dchamps | May 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great service!
Jonathan May at The Attorneys at The Lions Den have been very helpful with my consultations. He went step by step with my contract , help me understand every single detail, provide me honest and accurate professional consultation and reply all the question or doubt. Fully recommend. He is always available for you.
Posted by Dayana | December 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great consultation
The Attorneys at The Lions Den have been very helpful with my case. Jonathan May is highly knowledgeable. He advised me and put me at ease during a stressful time. Whenever I had a question or doubt he has assisted me in an expedited manner.
Posted by Javier | November 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service, Highly Recommended.
Our experience with Jonathan could not have gone any better. He's extremely knowledgable and great at explaining complex concepts and terminology that a person who is not familiar with the law might not be well-versed in. I would describe his approach as personal but still very professional at the same time. He really takes the time to get familiar with one's case and he's in the business of meeting his clients' needs while building a bond of trust between attorney and client that we were specifically looking for when searching for representation because in our case, it was needed in order to have successful results. We also found Jonathan to have a genuine honesty to him and we could tell from the moment that we started working with him that his interest was to help us resolve our case while keeping the costs as low as possible for us and still fair and representative of his services. He proved this to us several times during the course of our case and we would recommend him blindly to anyone looking for an honest, knowledgeable and astute lawyer who is extremely capable and personable while at the same time being reasonably aggressive when need be and who handles himself with the highest of work ethics.
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Posted by Eugene | November 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great landlord and tenant services!
After I recently moved from Miami to New York City, the property manager in Miami took full advantage of my absence and claimed all of my safety deposit. Jon quickly stepped in and mitigated losses. With his help we were able to negotiate the return of most of my deposit money from Property Manager without going to court. Thanks Jon!
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Posted by Julie | November 5, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Legal Advice
Jon has been helping my fiancé and I with legal advice related to real estate purchases we are interested in. He's professional, knowledgeable, and great to work with. I will be advising all of my friends and family to use him if they ever have any legal matters in Florida.
Posted by Laura | September 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Johnathan Eric may
To whom it may concern, I'm delighted to write this fine young gentleman review. He has been nothing but helpful and kind since I met him. He helped me with a small legal matter and within one hour of his letter to the offender the matter was resolved. I'm in growing my own business right now and I hope to keep him as my life long legal advisor. Sincerely, Laura
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jon is always there when you need him and makes himself available to explain all intricate details! He is amazing! He explains everything to me... Step by step. I don't know what I would do without him!
Posted by Collin | August 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great guy / Professional Professor
I have the privilege to call Jon a friend. That aside, Mr. May is all business when it comes to caring for his clients. He was key in finding me a place to live in Miami Beach and negotiating my lease terms. I would highly recommend consulting with Jon. He is well learned, empathetic and very professional
Posted by Shantel | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce & Separation, Family
Jonathan Eric May did an amazing job with my divorce. He and his staff were very professional and delivered the best results for me and my situation. I want to thank Mr. May for saving my future and helping me with my fresh start. If you are looking for a lawyer who has a passion for his craft and that will go over and beyond for you May is your guy! Thanks again!!
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Posted by Gloria | August 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney service and advice
Jonathan was very professional, diligent and extremely helpful in assisting me with an issue. He resolved it quickly and seemlesly and I appreciated all of his help and advice. I have highly recommended him to all of my friends and family for his services.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • The Lions Den, Attorney at Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Document Review
  • Synergy Legal Staffing
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Volunteer Pro Bono Attorney
  • Dade Legal Aid, Put Something Back
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Domestic Violence State Attorney Internship
  • Broward State Attorney
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Associate Intern
  • Fidelity National Title Group
  • 2011 - 2011
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  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Miami
  • MA
  • 2009
  • University of Illinois
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Contract Dispute
  • Judgment for the Plaintiff
  • Landlord Tenant Dispute
  • Settlement
  • Divorce
  • Mediated Settlement
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  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Broward Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Immigration Lawyer of the Year
  • Global Awards 2020 Corporate Livewire
  • 2020
  • Selection
  • Who's Who in the World
  • 2020
  • Top Up and Comers
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Feature
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2019
  • Fellowship Invitation
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2019
  • Top 100
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Immigration Law Firm of the Year
  • Finance Monthly
  • 2017
  • Biographical Candidate and Featured Attorney for Miami, Florida
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2017
  • Civil Law Lawyer of the Year in the USA
  • Lawyer Monthly
  • 2017
  • Best Family Law Firm in Miami, Florida
  • Acquisition International Magazine
  • 2017
  • Best for Wills, Probate and Inheritance Law in Florida
  • Acquisition International Magazine
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Florida
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Best Real Estate Law Firm in Miami, Florida
  • Opporty
  • 2017
  • Five Star Review
  • Yelp
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Near the Miami, FL Area
  • Custody X Change
  • 2016
  • Top 3 Divorce Lawyers
  • Three Best
  • 2016
  • Top 3 Divorce Attorneys in Palmetto Bay
  • Thumbtack
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch and Learn
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • 2017
  • Yellowfin Realty Miami Shark Tank
  • Real Estate Investment
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (28)
Endorse Jonathan
Contracts and agreements Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney May is a very professional and diligent . He cares about his clients and will defend them zealously until reaching the best possible outcome."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Jon May is a luminary in our legal community. In anticipation of entering into contract negotiations and or litigation with Mr. May on the other side of the table, it is recognized and expected that he will be at the top of his game and fully ready and able to advocate on behalf of his client. I have recognized his tremendous ability to apply the law and have taken plenty of advice and followed his lead in matters he has provided his guidance and opinion. Attorney May has been an opposing counsel and has also become an attorney I look up to as a leader in our legal community."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jonathan is wonderful to work with! He is very responsive and very knowledgeable. He has helped me with some very challenging legal matters and I appreciate his invaluable contributions. I feel confident when referring clients to him with issues outside my areas of practice. I know he would be a zealous advocate for their interests. I highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jon is a very knowledgeable attorney. He is compassionate, diligent, committed and honest. I fully endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan May is a phenomenal attorney as he is a knowledgeable and a respected member of the legal community due to his diligence and utmost professionalism. For those reasons, I endorse this attorney without hesitation."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is a caring and honest attorney. He is both aggressive and knowledgeable - I highly recommend him!"
Real estate Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Jonathan May is well crafted and a delight to work with. He handles all matters with professionalism and with his clients' best interests in mind. He is a team player and brings a unique strategy to all of his cases. I highly recommend him to those seeking legal advice and in need of someone to advocate for them. I look forward to working with Mr. May in the future."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jon is a highly motivated attorney who is not afraid to think outside the box to help his clients. He is always thinking of ways to better his services and reach his client's goals. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jon May is a conscientious and thorough attorney. He advises his clients of the probabilities associated with their litigation and on future expectations. He supports his clients on legal matters and counsels them in their best interest."
General practice Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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