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Jonathan’s career and experience has allowed him to partner with our clients on high stakes litigation at the trial and appellate levels focusing on products liability, insurance coverage and bad faith, reinsurance, commercial matters, and negligence. He is actively involved in counseling our clients and serves as a subject matter expert on several critical issues for our clients.
Jonathan has served or serves as the national coordinating and trial counsel for a product manufacturer; Florida regional counsel for a friction product manufacturer in mass tort litigation; Florida regional counsel for a connector, tubing, and valve manufacturer; Florida regional counsel for national retail corporations on liability matters; Florida regional counsel for a freight forwarder and service company, specializing in the logistics and transportation of perishable products; Florida regional counsel for a trucking and transportation company; and as trial and appellate counsel to insurers and their insureds in coverage, liability, fraud investigation, and fidelity litigation. As an accomplished appellate lawyer, Jonathan has handled over 50 appeals.
Jonathan was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1995. He is Martindale Hubbell AV Rated™, is a member of the prestigious International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).
US District Court, Middle District of Florida
US District Court, Northern District of Florida
US District Court, Southern District of Florida
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal
American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Florida Defense Lawyers Association
International Association of Defense Counsel
Current IADC committee membership in Appellate Practice; Cyber Security, Data privacy and Technology; Insurance and Reinsurance; Product Liability; and Trial Techniques and Tactics
Education and training
Cleveland State University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio | Juris Doctorate | 1994
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida | Bachelor of Science | 1991
International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy graduate | 2003
Personal and background information
Jonathan was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He is married to Lori Franklin, and together they have three daughters and a rambunctious son. Both Lori and Jonathan have worked together with non-profit organizations by assisting them with grant writing and media development.