- Manufacturing & Transportation
- Product Liability
- Toxic Tort
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|University ||Saint Louis University, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, 2003; Saint Louis University, B.A., Communications, summa cum laude, 2003 Phi Beta Kappa|
|Law School||University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 2006 Journal of Dispute Resolution, Note and Comment Editor, John E. Burruss Memorial Award, Best Student Case Note, first prize, CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Pretrial Litigation|
|Admitted||2006, Missouri; 2007, Illinois; 2008, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 2008, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; 2008, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; 2010, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2011, U.S. District Court, District of Idaho|
After Jonathan spent several years as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Environmental Tort Litigation, in Washington, D.C., he entered private practice and now utilizes his experience handling high-profile environmental cases to skillfully represent private entities in complex environmental litigation matters. He litigates a wide array of environmental and hazardous-substance lawsuits in state and federal courts, from handling industrial environmental cleanup actions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) to defending toxic tort and product liability actions involving exposure to lead, mold, solvents, and other chemicals and substances.
Awards and Recognitions
U.S. Department of Justice, Special Commendation from the Deputy Attorney General of the Civil Division, 2010, 2011
Counseled a Fortune 500 company in a case involving personal injury claims of childhood exposure to lead from the lead smelter in Herculaneum, Mo.
•Defended a manufacturer in consolidated actions brought by former hardwood floor refinishers alleging personal injuries from occupational solvent exposure.
•Defended the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in a federal multidistrict litigation action brought by more than 30,000 individual plaintiffs collectively seeking billions of dollars in damages for personal injuries allegedly caused by exposure to formaldehyde while living in government-issued trailers following Hurricane Katrina. All claims were dismissed against the United States without liability or settlement.
•Defended the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in federal court against claims by more than 100 Idaho farmers alleging the BLM negligently caused more than $100 million in crop damage and reduced future-year yields through its application of an herbicide to nearby federal rangelands. On appeal, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, reversed the district court and dismissed the case against the BLM finding no subject-matter jurisdiction.
In The News
9.17.13 Environmental Litigation Attorney Joins Husch Blackwell
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation News Release
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