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I am a 1983 graduate of Indiana University, at Bloomington, School of Law, and have been practicing personal injury law in Milwaukee for more than two decades. I have helped thousands of individuals to receive cash and benefits to compensate them for losses sustained due to injuries, including vehicle accidents, wrongful death cases, slip and falls, product defect/ failure cases, medical malpractice, work-related injuries, animal bite cases, civil rights cases, and food contamination cases.


I have helped clients throughout Wisconsin and many other states recover damages for medical expenses, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  I work hard to make each client well informed and comfortable asking questions or discussing their case.  Well over 95% of the cases that I have handled have settled without the need to file a lawsuit, however, where cases need to be decided by a judge or jury, I actively pursue cases throughout the court systems and through alternative methods of dispute resolution.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 40%
    33 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    33 years
  3. Civil Rights: 20%
    33 years
  4. Slip and Fall: 5%
    33 years
  5. Wrongful Death: 5%
    33 years



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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    I highly endorse this lawyer. Jon is an excellent personal injury/civil rights lawyer who is consistently devoted to obtaining the best possible result for every client. He is a highly skilled and very knowledgeable litigator. I would never hesitate to send a case to Jon.


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Contact info

1110 N Old World 3rd St # 405
Milwaukee, WI, 53203


WIGood Standing198303/01/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Leading Lawyers 2014-Personal InjuryM Magazine2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Volunteer of the YearYMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee-Camp Matawa2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Key Leader AwardYMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee-Camp Matawa2008
National Volunteer Service CitationArthritis Foundation-American Juvenile Arthritis Organization2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderSamster, Konkel & Safran, S.C.2002 - Present
SharelholderGendlin & Safran, S.C.1990 - 2002
AttorneyKondos & Safran Law Offices, S.C.1984 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationStanding Comm. on Lawyer Referral and Information Service Member2014 - Present
Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of CommerceMember (Board of Directors since 2011)2009 - Present
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1984 - Present
Wisconsin Association for Justice (Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers)Member1984 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1983 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of CommercePresident2014 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of Mitchell, et al. v. Capitol Indemntiy Corp, Milwaukee Securty & Patrol, LLC, Walgreen Co., et al.Six-Figure settlement after mediation
Frank Jude, et al v. City of Milwaukee, et al$2 million settlement (2nd largest civil rights police excessive force settlement in the history of the State of Wisconsin)
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Publication nameTitleDate
Injured in an Accident? Ten of America’s Leading Personal Injury Attorneys Share their WisdomCommon Concerns If You Are In A Serious Accident2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, BloomingtonLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Indiana University-BloomingtonBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Handling the Police Liability ClaimFiling a Civil Action2013
Complex Lien Resolution in Personal Injury SettlementsDoctor, Hospital and Ambulance Liens2013
WMCS Legal MondaysPesonal Injury and Civil Rights2010
Community Forum on Mandatory Auto InsuranceMandatory Auto Insurance2010