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Jonathan A Durham

Litigation Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   8 reviews

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    40%
    As a lead Attorney DCSS I managed over 8,000 family law cases in the Northern California Area, focusing on litigation in the areas of Child Custody and Child Support.

    11 years, 75 cases

  2. Family
    36%
    Let a Former California Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) Attorney represent you and your family in Juvenile Dependency, Child Custody/Support, and Divorce Matters. As a lead Attorney DCSS I managed over 8,000 family law cases in the Northern California Area, focusing on litigation in the areas of Child Custody and Child Support.

    11 years, 300 cases

  3. Child custody
    8%
    As a lead Attorney DCSS I managed over 8,000 family law cases in the Northern California Area, focusing on litigation in the areas of Child Custody and Child Support.

    11 years, 300 cases

  4. Child support
    7%
    As a lead Attorney DCSS I managed over 8,000 family law cases in the Northern California Area, focusing on litigation in the areas of Child Custody and Child Support.

    11 years, 300 cases

  5. Uncontested divorce
    5%
    Flat-fee forms preparation: If you and your spouse/partner have reached agreements in your matter, our firm will prepare, review and file your uncontested divorce documents for a flat fee starting at $1,850.

    11 years, 50 cases

  6. Alimony
    1%

    11 years, 40 cases

  7. Child abuse
    1%
    Certified Juvenile Dependency Attorney in Sacramento and Butte County

    10 years, 15 cases

  8. Divorce and separation
    1%

    11 years, 35 cases

  9. Domestic violence
    1%

    11 years, 25 cases

As a former lead Attorney for Department of Child Support Services I managed over 2,000 family law cases in the Northern California Region, focusing on litigation in the areas of Child Custody and Child Support. I am also a certified Juvenile Dependency Attorney in Sacramento and Butte County, handling CPS and child abuse cases.

 

 

With Offices in Sacramento, Fairfield and Chico, my office serves clients throughout California.

 

If you need help with your family law issue call us today at the Law Offices of Durham & Ng.

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Licensed for 11 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 09/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Jonathan

The Law Offices of Durham & Ng
4600 Northgate Blvd. Suite 125
Sacramento, CA, 95834
The Law Offices of Durham & Ng
831 East Second Street
Suite 203
Benicia, CA, 94510
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Posted by KJ | March 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unlike other family law attorneys, in a good way
Jonathan Durham is not your average family lawyer. As you would expect, Jonathan accomplished the goal of a final divorce and custody agreement to my liking. What makes Jonathan special, however, is that he taught me how to work through the issues with my ex in a manner that avoided the court room. This is rare! I had to fire my first attorney because they wanted to fight for me over things I didn't really care about. What I needed instead was a guide to help me understand my full range of options. I needed to know things I couldn't possibly have known without being a practicing family lawyer -- like how a typical judge would rule on a particular matter, and how to understand the key components and categories of the divorce that truly mattered. Johnathan walked me through everything so that I could introduce these concepts with my ex on our own time, as we were working through our challenges at home. I can't recommend Jonathan more -- if you need only a little help, or are in deep trouble. Jonathan is a calm, smart, and knowledgeable. He will help you resolve your problems as quickly as possible.
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Posted by Tony | March 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Take their advice
My experience with the law offices of Durham and Ng was smooth and painless. I was going through a messy divorce and custody battle and lost on how to approach the court systems. Mr. Durham and Ms. Dianne become guiding lights and beacons of hope in a dark time. I would highly recommended calling them for assistance if you are going through a similar situation. They fought for me in a system that is typically leveraged in the Mother’s favor. Your only mistake is not taking their advice from the beginning. #AlwaysWinning
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Posted by Angelica | October 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very informative
I called just to see how much he charges for a divorce case. He actually gave me a free consultation over the phone. I really wasn't expecting that. I was very thankful because some of my concerns he answered.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Family Law
Although Jonathan was unable to help with my particular case he was very pleasant and helpful in referring me to someone who can...Thank you, Jonathan.
Posted by Brian | July 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely amazing. Very level headed and had great advice.
I had a very rought case where my ex got an attorney and surprised me. I had already filed some paperwork in the case but i knew i would need an attorney. I was able to get jonathan a week before the hearing. With almost no time to prepare jonathan sat me down and did a consult, agreed to a VERY reasonable price, and helped me win my case and get everything I was trying for. His advice was golden, worth every penny. He helped me stay in check and only say the right things while allowing the opposing party to dig their own hole. Not only would i hire him again but I would personally recommend him to anyone who needs quality counsel at a very fair price. Dianne in the office has been in the business for 30 years or more and talked to me via email and phone calls constantly to keep me updated during this very stressful time. She was a great help in making sure that i got what i needed when i needed it even though we were on a tight schedule and had very little prep time. If you are a good person and need good representation, I highly recommend jonathan. Thank you for helping a father get the time with his son that his son deserves. You are amazing.
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Posted by ChinoStoddard | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the Good Guys
Mr. Durham is a beacon in a otherwise dark and outdated court system. Speaking for my case directly, Jonathan was a friend, therapist, and listener first before he put his legal hat on. But I assure you, once he does break out into legal and attorney mode, he is a fierce and strong advocate for his clients. He was the first attorney in my case who did not lie down to opposing counsel and met them head on. In my line of business, sales; we all know how important communication is. Mr. Jonathan never failed to communicate or reach out to me on the day and time promised by either himself or his staff. Where Jonathan truly shines, and this is the most important in a case; is in the courtroom. I watched him repeatedly stand up and defend me, where others would simply sit and say nothing; to ensure that the judge and courtroom were aware of the actual truths in the matter. Mr. Durham, while only retaining his license for a short time, clearly knows the legal system and the applicable laws that pertain to your specific case. Jonathan is an excellent negotiator and drafts up recommendations to the other parties involved that are fair and honest to both sides. He is a young, fierce, and intelligent attorney who is just starting to get his feet week, and is making a name for himself in the legal community quickly. I applaud your drive Jonathan and am excited to see what you can do for all your future clients going forward. Intelligence-10 Ethical-10 Value-10 Coach-10 Communication-10 Results-10 Thanks again Jonathan for your representation in my case, but more importantly for your ability to keep me composed and calm during such a stressful and emotional time in my life. Talk Soon!
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Posted by Ben | June 22, 2015
Unbelievable Results
I was surprised by the County with tens of thousands of dollars of child support arrears that I should not have owed. However, the letter of the law was not on my side, and the county refused to back down. The judge was hesitant to do the right thing because he lacked the legal grounds to do it. Mr. Durham and his team of legal researchers found the obscure legal justification that enabled the judge to do the right thing and cancel my arrears. They always picked up when I called, always kept their promises, and made me feel comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. I highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2014
No drama divorce
Mr. Durham and his office did a great job for me helping us through a difficult child custody case. He was very kind and attentive, and took the time to clearly explain my options. I am thankful to have him as my attorney and recommend him and his office.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 35 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-280 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Professor
  • Cal Northern School of Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Durham and Ng
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Department Of Child Support Services (DCSS)
  • 2011 - 2013

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • 2007

Associations

  • Sacramento County Juvenile Dependency Court
  • Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Butte County Juvenile Dependency Court
  • Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Graduated With Distinction
  • McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (7)
Endorse Jonathan
Child custody Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Great balance of professionalism and zealous advocacy for his client!"
Unknown Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Any lawyer who has worked for DCSS in Solano is "hands down" a great attorney to consult with for child support cases."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Durham is an intelligent, capable professional with great analytical skills. He can evaluate complicated processes and provide concise and detailed recommendations. I highly recommend Mr. .Durham."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan Durham, in addition to being my brother, is an amazing lawyer. He brings passion and righteousness to his advocacy. He gets top results for his clients, who all love him. For Jonathan it's not about the money, it's about justice. He gets results and I would trust him with my own case."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan Durham is a passionate and hard-working advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joanthan Durham is a hardworking litigation attorney who is not afraid to fight for you and your rights in court. Don't let his friendly disposition fool you, as he will fight with the best of them. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is an excellent litigator. His legal acumen and dedication to his clients are well known in the community."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Durham is ethical, effective and tenacious lawyer. I'm glad to have a colleague like him in the family law community."
Family Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Child support Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Durham is a well spoken attorney who takes the time to sit down and listen to his clients, and offer solutions based on their client's individual circumstances. As a former DCSS Attorney he is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of child custody and support and employs that knowledge for the benefit of his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Durham is extremely intelligent, insightful, and dedicated to the practice of law. I have great confidence in his skill as an advocate, strategist and problem solver. Jonathan Durham goes the distance for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I respect Jonathan's tenacity and commitment to his clients. A confident and competent attorney who strives to outperform his opponents. Without hesitation, I endorse Jonathan."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is an incredible attorney. He is an energetic attorney who is thoroughly dedicated to his clients. Mr. Durham maintains a strong oral presence that is only challenged by his outstanding writing abilities. I'm thankful to have such a good attorney in our community and I endorse him."
Family Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan consistently attains great results for his clients. He is a hard working, dedicated advocate who is not afraid of tackling difficult cases. I highly recommend him."
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