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Jonathan Grant Chance

Appeals Attorney at Evansville, IN

5.0   13 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    California - CA 24 years
    Tennessee - TN 29 years
    Indiana - IN 30 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1993
    Active in Good Standing 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. Appeals

  2. Criminal defense

  3. Litigation

  4. Copyright infringement

  5. Employment and labor
    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state overtime claims; convenants not to compete and non-solicitation agreements.

  6. Intellectual property

  7. Trademark infringement



JC Law Offices
123 N.W. 4th Street
Suite 10
Evansville, IN, 47708


5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Joshua | March 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best Attorney I have ever worked with
I hired Jonathan Chance to defend me in an employment law case. There are several reasons why I highly recommend Jonathan: - Professional: Felt like he was knowledgeable, researched my issue thoroughly, and worked very hard to defend me. - Responsive: Always quick to return my calls, texts, emails, etc. - Results: Successfully defended me and I avoided a lawsuit (which was my ultimate goal, I did not want to go to court over the issue). I also appreciate that his rates were reasonable. When I called around and spoke to several other attorneys before deciding to hire Mr. Chance, many of them wanted to charge a several thousand dollar retainer fee before they would even consider working my case. You will not be disappointed with Jonathan. He is the simply the best at what he does, and performs at a very high level.
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Posted by John | February 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the Most Prefessional
Mr Chance is a true professional and takes pride in his customer service as well as his being prepared. he made sure I understood all aspects of the case and was prepared for what the judge may ask or hand down. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney
Posted by George | June 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and efficient
Gun rights restored and expungement done quickly and effectively even during the 2020 pandemic.
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney!
Jonathan Chance was given to me as a public defender for my federal case. Without Jonathan Chance as my lawyer I don’t know if I would’ve got as good of a deal as I did. He made me feel welcomed during the long period of time my case went on and helped me every step of the way for almost three full years. I really think if I had a different attorney, one who didn’t care to help as much as Mr. Chance did, then I would’ve been sentenced to prison instead of probation. While on pre trial release I messed up and quit contacting my probation officer which lead to me going back into custody and Jonathan helped me get back out, and then helped me settle a deal with the government for a lower end sentence of the sentencing guidelines and even got me three years probation instead of a 30 month sentence in prison which I am extremely grateful for. Overall a great attorney and I highly recommend him for the job, he has a great reputation in Indiana.
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Posted by Eric | October 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True fighter and highly competent. Should be your 1st choice!
I initially reached out to Mr. Chance to see if he would be interested in representing me on a non compete covenant as I was about to leave my employer to seek similar work in my field. This grew into me needing representation on a wage and hour dispute with additional protection against a countersuit involving an intellectual property claim over software design. Mr. Chance absolutely represented me in spectacular fashion! I have had to hire attorneys in the past and I can say, without a doubt, this was the first time an attorney really understood my needs. He was very responsive to my questions. In many cases his responses would lead to me further realizing evidence that would fortify our position. Needing an attorney is an emotional rollercoaster and it moves you to make rash decisions but he brought me to reality on many occasions with good reasoning and explanations on how it could actually derail the case. I have immense respect for an attorney that will tell you straight out that you shouldn't waste your time even though it could generate billable hours for them. I was satisfied with the outcome of our case because of the fantastic work of a very competent and thorough attorney, Mr. Jonathan Chance, Esq. !
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Posted by Kate | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So Far, So Good!
Though I have only had a few interactions with Jonathon through a case my family is involved in, I have been overall extremely happy with him. He is definitely someone who has gained my trust, when our previous lawyer lost it. He is available and he takes care of business promptly and thoroughly. The best part about him is that he is very kind and patient, which I feel like makes him to such a fantastic job and gives us a lot of hope, when so much of it was lost.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
Very professional and got things taken care of quick! Made things very comfortable for someone who has never been to court before! Also put my worries at ease when going through everything and kept in constant contact!
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2015
Finalize old Divorce
Hired Jonathan to clean-up an old divorce that was not finalized. Original divorce was filed in 1985 in California and to my surprise was not finalized. Jonathan handled this case in a professional and timely manner even though original filing was almost 30 years old and the parties now lived outside of California. His legal knowledge and professional contacts were a great benefit in getting the divorce finalized with the original 1985 date - it also prevented an ex-wife from making my life unbearable. I was very happy with the outcome and professional handling of a sensitive situation. I would recommend Jonathan and would use him again.
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Response from Jonathan Chance June 26, 2016
We were happy to be able to assist this client with this issue. Please be advised that this client's experience was unique to him and based on the particular facts of his case which was a case out of California. The rules of professional conduct governing attorney's conduct and ethics requires us to state that anyone reading these comments should be advised that this client's comments cannot be taken as a promise or guarantee by our firm that we can obtain the same results in your case in whatever jurisdiction our firm is legally permitted to practice law.
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Posted by Clarissa | April 17, 2014
Does not disappoint. Delivers every time.
Jonathan Chance does not disappoint. Whenever we have needed representation in family law, he delivers everything we ask for. Examples include a stay in the wage garnishment, lower support payments, and being able to claim the child, as a non-custodial parent, on taxes as a dependent. He follows up with writing the Findings and Order After Hearing (FOAH) quickly, succinctly and accurately. He knows the law. He gets business done. He is decisive, authoritative, and gives me the proper perspective whenever my case gets too heated.
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Posted by L.G | February 7, 2013
Trusted Attorney
I've hired Jonathan Chance a few times the last couple years for multiple problems that I've had including: license suspension, traffic citations and a recent DUI. He is a fantastic traffic attorney, and I'm so glad that I found him. I've continued using his services due to the fact that he's more than competent at his job.. At any point that I attempted to contact him, he was always quick to respond and knew everything going on with my case. He does everything possible to help ensure a good outcome and I'm thankful for everything he's been able to do for me. If I ever run into another traffic problem (fingers crossed I won't), I will not hesitate to call him again for his services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2012
Skillful attourney, top recommendation
I hired Jonathan Chance to defend me in a multiple infraction and misdemeanor fraud case that I thought was air-tight against me. In the end he bargained the DA to drop all the charges down to a single infraction with a modest fine. The reduction in state fines alone nearly paid for Mr. Chance's services, not to mention avoiding the misdemeanor on my record, avoiding any jail time, and avoiding all the hassle of me attending hearings or pretrial conferences. I hope to never need a lawyer again, but if I do I'm giving Jonathan Chance a call!
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Posted by Silvester | July 16, 2012
Outstanding Job
Johnathan did an exemplary job of representing me in numerous hearings, as well as through the discovery process in my litigation. He proved to be thorough and accurate in all his paperwork, an attribute which I find rare in many attorneys. Most importantly however, his work ethic and knowledge resulted in victories in over 90 percent of the hearings (motions etc.) in which he was present.
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Posted by Gary | July 6, 2012
I think Jonathan is great!
I’ve had several cases that Jonathan Chance has represented me in - both as plaintiff and defendant. He’s always been very professional and tenacious. He can get under the opposing counsel’s skin, which I think is a very favorable attribute. I had one case that I transferred over to Jonathan after paying another attorney a lot of money and getting nowhere. After Jonathan took over we had a successful outcome. He’s always been very responsive with both phone calls and emails. He knows he’s working for you and is not afraid to work for you. We had to go to the court of appeals twice and he won both cases. One was against a well-respected East Bay law firm. I would highly recommend Jonathan Chance and J. C. Law Offices. Gary B, Hillsborough, CA
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • JC Law Offices
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Fenwick & West
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Bowen Riley Warnock & Jacobson
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • King & Balllow
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Judicial Law Clerk To the Hon. Judge Manion
  • United States Court Of Appeals For The Seventh Circuit
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Stanley J. Miller
  • Indiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1992 - 1993
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  • Indiana University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Indiana University
  • Masters of Music Performance
  • 1988
  • North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts
  • 1984


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Evansville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Tagalog

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Coif
  • Indiana University
  • 1992
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Indiana University
  • 1992

Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Chance for many years and worked with him on numerous matters. Mr. Chance is a dedicated and experienced advocate for his clients. His thoroughness and trial skills make him a very effective litigator. I highly recommend Mr. Chance."

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Evansville Appeals Lawyer Jonathan Grant Chance
Jonathan Grant Chance
Appeals Attorney
Evansville, IN
Licensed for 30 years
Virtual consultation available