Jonathan focuses his practice on intellectual property & internet law, energy & utility law, and commercial litigation - especially in federal courts.
Jonathan has been procuring intellectual property rights for his clients for over five years. Likewise, he has asserted those rights in court. And when others attempt to use their intellectual property rights against the firm's clients, Jonathan defends them. As one of the few downstate attorneys focusing on intellectual property matters, Jonathan has built a reputation that is backed by results for his clients.
Jonathan also focuses on utility and energy law. At the Illinois Commerce Commission, Jonathan has opposed several transmission and pipeline projects. He has also created alternative routings (or defended against landowner created routing) for projects that have been adopted by the Commission. He has also opposed the grant of eminent domain power, and the exercise of that power in the Circuit Courts. Jonathan also assists landowners in easement negotiations with utilities, pipelines, and wind project developers.
In the final focused area of his practice, Jonathan has handled dozens of business disputes in both federal and state courts. Typically, he seeks to strike decisive blows early in litigation, in order to focus issues early, which can lead to quick and efficient resolutions.
Jonathan Is a Peoria area native, attended Bradley University, earning a bachelors of science in Chemistry. From there he attended DePaul University College of Law, obtaining his juris doctor and a certificate in intellectual property. He is a member of the Peoria County Bar Association, serving as chair of the Communications and Technology Committee. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, serving on the Intellectual Property Section Council and the Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation Section Council, as well as the Chicago Bar Association.