Jonathan grew up in Morehead, Kentucky. He obtained his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Morehead State University in 2011 before going on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2014.
One of the most defining moments of Jonathan’s career began long before he ever obtained his law degree. His mother was a plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against a pharmaceutical manufacturer after sustaining injuries that could result in her having less time to spend with her children and grandchildren. Although Jonathan’s mother placed her trust and confidence in her attorneys, she was ultimately further victimized by the individuals that were hired to advocate for her in her time of need. Her attorneys took advantage of her trust and confidence by deceiving her, ultimately diminishing the award she was to receive as part of the settlement while simultaneously wrongfully enriching themselves. Jonathan has kept his mother’s experience in mind throughout his legal career. He works hard to ensure that he does not betray the trust and confidence that his own clients place in him every day.
Jonathan does his best to put himself in his clients’ positions. He understands that this may be their very first experience in the court system and he knows how frightening that can be. He can relate to each and every client, no matter their education, income level, or background. A lifelong resident of Kentucky, Jonathan understands and respects his fellow Kentuckians. He works to ease their fears by breaking down a road map of their case so that they can feel more comfortable with the process. His number one goal is to ensure that his clients are made whole and are compensated fairly for their losses.
Jonathan met his wife, Meredith, in law school where the two were classmates. They married soon after graduation. Now, the pair enjoys taking care of their dog, Sadie Sue, and planning their next traveling adventure—either outside of Kentucky or within the state they call home. When he is not working, Jonathan can usually be found in the kitchen or on the grill, cooking for family and friends. He also enjoys golfing and river bank fishing in his spare time.
- Morehead State: B.A. in Philosophy, magna cum laude, 2011
- University of Kentucky College of Law: Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2014
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Nursing home neglect
- Medical malpractice
- Eastern District of Kentucky
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Fayette County Bar Association
- Kentucky Bar Association: Young Lawyers’ Division
- Top 20 in the UK Law class of 2014 (graduated magna cum laude)
- CALI award in Law and Religion
- Member of the Trial Advocacy Board at UK Law
- Gary Bruce Scholarship Recipient
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