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     Jonathan is admitted to practice in all State Courts in Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.


     Jonathan is a member of the Florida Bar, and the Sarasota County Bar Association. A copy of Mr. Whitney's resume can be found here. Jonathan is the current Chair-elect to the Civil Trial Section of the Sarasota County Bar Association, which is tasked with promoting the knowledge and professionalism of civil trial practitioners. He is a past member of the Honorable John M. Scheb American Inn of Court, which is devoted to the advancement of legal scholarship.


     Jonathan is an avid writer; he frequently contributes to the Sarasota County Bar Association's monthly publication The Docket. Jonathan received The Most Significant Service Member Project award from the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar for his contributions to the Sarasota County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Salary Survey project. A copy of the published article, Salary survey - the results are in! was originally published in Vol. 24 The Docket (News from the Sarasota County Bar Assoc.) 6 (June 2007).


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     In his free time, Jonathan is an avid practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In the past, Jonathan regularly competed in tournaments throughout the year. During a temporary return to Maine in 2009, Mr. Whitney had the honor of being a founding member of the Mixed Martial Arts Authority of Maine, having been appointed to the position by then-governor John E. Baldacci, whose task was to implement the governmental regulation and oversight of mixed-martial arts competition within the State of Maine.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 20%
    11 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    11 years
  3. Contracts: 20%
    11 years
  4. Foreclosure: 20%
  5. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
    11 years



Hourly ($250-275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Lutz, Bobo, Telfair, Dunham & Gabel

Two N. Tamiami Trail
Suite 500
Sarasota, FL, 34236


FLMember in Good Standing200506/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardSarasota County Bar Association2012
Service AwardThe Downtown Sarasota Alliance, Inc.2012
Most Significant Young Lawyer Division Service ProjectFlorida bar2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLutz, Bobo & Telfair, PA2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Downtown Sarasota AliianceBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Maine State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Sarasota Chamber of CommerceMember2007 - Present
Florida BarMember2005 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
U.S. District Court, Middle District of FloridaN/A2005 - Present
Mixed Martial Arts Authority of MaineBoard of Directors2009 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
The Docket Sarasota County Bar AssociationRe-foreclosure under Florida Law2013
The Docket Sarasota County Bar AssociationPreferential Transfers in Bankruptcy2011
The Docket Sarasota County Bar AssociationReal Estate Investors Gone Wild: Can I get out of my Contract?2007
The Docket Sarasota County Bar AssociationSalary Survey - the results are in!2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maine School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Southern MaineN/ABS - Bachelor of Science2000