Jonathan W. Charnitski represents individuals and businesses from entity formation to ongoing legal compliance and governance. Previously, he covered telecommunications and intellectual property as a journalist on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., worked for Fannie Mae in governance and compliance during the housing market recovery, and was involved as an attorney in large-scale litigation and government investigations. He has been practicing law in Austin since 2013.
Mr. Charnitski received his J.D. in 2008 from Villanova School of Law outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was President of the Intellectual Property Law Society and research assistant for Professor Penelope Pether. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he earned national recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists as an opinion writer and from the Associated College Press as Editor-in-Chief of The Daily.
In his spare time, Mr. Charnitski enjoys playing guitar, running, rooting for the Washington Huskies, and attempting to tame his back yard with his wife.
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Jonathan is my go to lawyer for family law issues in Central Texas. I have worked with him on numerous cases with excellent results on each. He is excellent at conversing with clients and can convey complex legal issues in a way that the client can easily understand.
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Jonathan sets himself apart from other attorneys simply because he gives above and beyond the kind of detailed attention required to leave each client in a better position than he found them. He will give you an honest opinion of the strengths and weaknesses of your case under the law, and then expertly deal with both. If you are looking for an attorney who cares deeply about getting the job done right, look no further than Mr. Charnitski.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2008||08/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Arthur J. Kania Scholarship||Villanova Law School||2005|
|Principal||The Law Office of Jonathan W. Charnitski||2015 - Present|
|Senior Counsel||The Walters Firm||2013 - 2015|
|Governance Analyst||Fannie Mae||2011 - 2013|
|Attorney||Self Employed||2008 - 2011|
|Summer Associate||TME Law||2007 - 2007|
|Judicial Extern to Hon. Arnold New||Philadelphia Court Of Common Pleas||2007 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||Reger Rizzo & Darnall, LLP||2006 - 2006|
|Research Assistant to Prof. Penelope Pether||Villanova Law School||2006 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|College of the State Bar of Texas||Member||2014 - Present|
|Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas||Volunteer Attorney||2014 - Present|
|Austin Bar Association; AYLA Section Member||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||2008 - Present|
|Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity||Member||2006 - Present|
|Bar Association of the District of Columbia||Member||2009 - 2013|
|Villanova Law Intellectual Property Law Society||President||2006 - 2008|
|Villanova Law Student Bar Association||Representative At-Large||2006 - 2007|
|Villanova University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Washington||Journalism||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|Insights into Pleading in Texas Corporations Law||Rule 91a Dismissals||2015|
|Will the FCC or Department of Justice Be Tougher on the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger||Telecommunications and Antitrust||2011|