Jonathan graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 2007. He focuses on business matters, contracts, and civil litigation in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Camp Verde, and Cornville.
Business Law: Business Contracts, Business Formation, Corporations, Non-Profit Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Purchases and Sales.
Civil Litigation: Federal Court, Superior Court, Justice Court, Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation.
Real Estate Law: Construction Law, Commercial Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, Real Estate Contracts, Zoning Law, and Land Use Law.
Estate Planning: Trusts, Wills, and Powers of Attorney.
Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Arizona (2007).
United States District Court of Arizona (2008).
Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, State Bar of Arizona (2010).
University of Arizona College of Law, Juris Doctor (2007).
- Articles Editor, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law; Dannie Lee Chandler Award for Public Service and First Amendment Rights
- Judicial Internship with the Honorable Clark W. Munger, Pima County Superior Court;
- Summer Clerkships at Arizona Attorney General’s Office and Coconino County Attorney’s Office.
Arizona State University College of Business, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, Computer Information Systems (2002).
Associate Attorney, The Ledbetter Law Firm, P.L.C., Cottonwood, Arizona (2007 to 2009).
Legal Fellow, Senator Jon Kyl (R), U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington, D.C. (spring 2006).
Member, Yavapai County Bar Association.
Coach, American Youth Soccer Organization.
Member, Prescott Young Professionals.
Past Member, Rotary Club of Prescott.
Member, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Limited Liability Company v. Lender
Practice Area: Real Estate
Outcome: The judge granted our motion to dismiss and awarded attorneys' fees to our client.
Description: Our client, sold their commercial property to a limited liability company with a carry back note. When the company stopped paying on the loan, our client started the foreclosure process on the property. After the company sold the property and our client was paid, the claim against the property was released. The company then improperly sought to have our client pay its attorneys' fees. The judge dismissed the company's complaint and awarded attorneys' fees to our client, to be paid by the company and its attorney.
Homeowners v. Subcontractor
Practice Area: Construction / Development
Outcome: My client was dismissed from the lawsuit.
Description: Homeowners sued a general contractor and all the subcontractors. My client, was one of the subcontractors and had performed good work; the homeowners had never complained about their work. The homeowners did not respond to requests for information. I filed a motion to dismiss. The court granted it and our client was saved the expense of an unnecessary lawsuit.
Credit Card Company v. Bank Account Holder
Practice Area: Debt Collection
Outcome: Our client's frozen funds were released and the credit card company paid our attorneys' fees.
Description: A credit card company froze a bank account belonging to our client, a person that did not have a credit card with the company. After the company refused a reasonable settlement offer, we requested a hearing for our client. The judge ruled in our client's favor and awarded attorneys' fees, which the credit card company paid.
Landlord v. Renters
Practice Area: Bankruptcy / Chapter 7
Outcome: Eviction allowed to continue against renter who filed bankruptcy.
Description: Our client, a landlord, rented to a couple who were skilled at using the bankruptcy system to stay in an apartment after they stopped paying rent. The renters filed for bankruptcy to stop the eviction. The bankruptcy court lifted the bankruptcy stay for my client and allowed the eviction proceeding to continue. (This renter had filed for bankruptcy at least five times in 10 years to avoid being evicted).
Ex-Wife v. Deadbeat Husband
Practice Area: Trusts
Outcome: Court ordered the trustee to pay ex-husband's share of the trust to my client.
Description: Ex-husband owed more than $200,000 in child support. After several motions and a hearing, the judge ordered the trustee of his parents' trust to pay our client the ex-husband's share of the trust.
Daughter v. Fire District
Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
Outcome: Court granted our motion to dismiss.
Description: Plaintiff, the daughter of a woman who died of a heart attack, claimed our client failed to timely respond to a call. The call occurred in another fire district's area. Plaintiff failed to properly serve our client, and the judge granted our motion to dismiss for improper service of process.
Mother v. Insurance Company
Practice Area: Insurance
Outcome: The judge ruled in our client's favor without having to go to trial.
Description: Plaintiff, the mother of a person who died in an accident, filed a complaint against the insurance company, our client, claiming that South Dakota law applied to an Arizona insurance contract and an Arizona motor vehicle accident. The judge granted our Motion for Summary Judgment in favor of our client.
Alleged Injured Person v. Homeowner
Practice Area: Personal Injury
Outcome: Arbitrator ruled in my client's favor.
Description: Plaintiff, a pizza delivery man, claimed he was injured when he "fell" into a hole on my client's deck. Minutes before he fell, my client pointed the hole out to the Plaintiff and told him not to go near it. The court ordered us to participate in mandatory arbitration. At arbitration, the arbitrator awarded Plaintiff nothing and ruled in our favor.
Alleged Injured Person v. Driver
Practice Area: Personal Injury
Outcome: After a trial, Plaintiffs agreed to dismiss the case.
Description: My client, a driver, caused minor damage to another car at a light in a low-speed collision. Plaintiffs claimed severe injuries. Jury only awarded a small amount for medical expenses to Plaintiffs and did not award any pain and suffering to Plaintiffs. The judge awarded my client a larger amount for court costs. Plaintiffs then agreed to dismiss the case.