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At Connolly Tacon & Meserve we are large enough to provide legal representation in most areas of law, yet small enough to ensure personal service to each client. We invite you to bring all of your legal questions to us. Our experienced attorneys, backed by a professional staff, will aggressively represent your interests. We take pride in providing high-quality representation for a reasonable fee.


Jonathan's practice focuses primarily on real estate matters, bankruptcy and business law.  He is also involved in civil litigation, including collections, and represents individuals and businesses regarding incorporation, limited liability companies and other related matters.



Jonathan graduated from Seattle University School of Law where he was nominated to the National Order of the Barristers.  His undergraduate education was at St. Martin’s College in Lacey, Washington, where he majored in Business Administration and Theatre Arts.  He has completed mediation training with the Pierce County Dispute Resolution Center, and is a volunteer mediator with the Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County.



Jonathan is very active with the Saint Martin’s Alumni Association.  He was elected to the Alumni Board in 2004 and served two years as Vice-President of the Association.  He was appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire in 2006 to serve a one-year term on the Higher Education Coordinating Board. 


Jonathan has been a volunteer with SE Thurston Fire and EMS since 1999.  He completed the Thurston County Fire Recruit School in 2000, and earned his EMT Certification in 2001.  He still maintains his EMT certification, and was elected to the office of Fire Commissioner in November 2007 for a term beginning in 2008.


Jonathan was an Associate with the Robert J Bryan American Inn of Court in Tacoma.  Jonathan began serving with the Inn in 2006 and continues his involvement through 2009.  American Inns of Court are designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar.  An American Inn of Court is a blend of judges, lawyers, and in some cases, law professors and law students. Each Inn meets approximately once a month to hold programs and discussions on matters of ethics, skills and professionalism.


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 30%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
  3. Probate: 25%
  4. Debt Collection: 10%
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($185-250/hour), contingent (30-35%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jerry M Gray

    Jonathan has a great reputation in the legal community and is an experienced attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jerry Gray Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Andrew Peterson Mazzeo

    Time spent with Jon on your bankruptcy matter is time well spent; I've consulted with him and it's clear he knows bankruptcy law very well. Moreover, he's friendly, enjoyable to speak with, and communicates the law plainly. When I have a question on bankruptcy issues he's the first name that comes to mind to ask.


    Andrew Mazzeo Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

201 5th Ave Sw Ste 301
Olympia, WA, 98501-1063


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rotary BenefactorRotary International2013
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2013
Top ContributorAVVO2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top ContributorAVVO2012
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2012
Graduate of DistinctionRainier High School2012
Paul Harris FellowRotary International2011
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
Sword of HopeAmerican Cancer Society2010
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2010
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2009
Thurston County Green BusinessThurston County Chamber2009
Thurston County Green BusinessThurston County Chamber2008
Board Member of the YearSaint Martin's Alumni Association2008
40 under 40The Business Examiner2008
National MemberThe Order of Barristers2007
Volunteer of the YearSaint Martin's Alumni Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerConnolly, Tacon & Meserve2014 - Present
Pro Tem Judicial OfficerThurston County District Court2013 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorSaint Martin's University2008 - 2009
Legal InternGordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs2007 - 2007
AttorneyConnolly, Tacon & Meserve2007 - 2014
Legal InternOlympic Regional Clean Air Agency2005 - 2005
AssociateLexis Nexis2005 - 2006
Program AssistantSeattle University School of Law2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Southeast Thurston Regional Fire AuthorityChair2012 - Present
Gateway Rotary Club - Thurston CountyCharter Member2011 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor SectionMember2010 - Present
Rotary InternationalMember2010 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Member2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2009 - Present
Southeast Thurston Regional Fire AuthorityFire Commissioner2008 - Present
Thurston County Dispute Resolution CenterMediator2007 - Present
Thurston County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionMember2007 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMember2007 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Thurston County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Thurston County Chamber of CommerceMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Gateway Rotary Club - Thurston CountyPresident2014 - 2015
Gateway Rotary Club - Thurston CountyPresident-Elect2013 - 2014
Gateway Rotary Club - Thurston CountyVice President2012 - 2013
Rotary Club of Hawks PrairieMember2010 - 2011
WSBA Home Foreclosure Legal Aid ProjectVolunteer2009 - 2013
Animal Legal Defense FundMember2008 - 2009
Olympic Rental AssociationMember2008 - 2009
Lead Thurston CountyGraduate2007 - 2008
Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inn of CourtAssociate2006 - 2009
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating BoardBoard Member2006 - 2007
American Association for JusticeMember2005 - 2009
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - 2009
Saint Martin's Alumni AssociationVice President2004 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Disputed Creditors Claim over Loan to a Family MemberFavorable
Dispute Between Members of LLCFavorable
Department of Revenue Investigation and AppealFavorable
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Publication nameTitleDate
Tough Talk with Family Law Clients: Practical Tips from the Trenches CLE, February 24, 2010The Challenge and Stress of Debt Issues2010
FTE News MagazineYou and Your Credit2010
Family Law Midyear CLE, June 2010Don't Let Your Clients Throw Caution to the Wind - What You Need to Understand About Protecting Clients from Spousal Debt2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot CampBankruptcy Litigation ModelCertificate2012
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
St Martin's CollegeTheatre ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
St Martin's CollegeBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Thurston County Medic OneN/AEMT2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tacoma Family Law Speaker SeriesThe Intersection of Family Law and Bankruptcy2014
Cancer Survivor CelebrationFamily Conversations About Legal Concerns2014
MBA Commercial LawBankruptcy Law2012
Cancer Survivor CelebrationFamily Conversations about Legal Concerns2012
Cancer Survivor CelebrationEstate Planning for Cancer Survivors2011
Saint Martin's University - BA 226 - Spring 2010Commercial Law2010
CLEHelping Debtors Understand their Rights2010
2010 Family Law Section Midyear Meeting and SeminarDon't Let Your Clients Throw Caution to the Wind - What You Need to Understand About Protecting Clients from Spousal Debt2010
Saint Martin's University - BA 226 - Spring 2009Commercial Law2009
Saint Martin's University - BA 225 - Spring 2009Business Law2009
Saint Martin's University - BA 225 - Fall 2009Business Law2009
Saint Martin's University - MBA 661 - Fall 2008Commercial Law2008