Jonathan T. Stender

Jonathan T. Stender: Attorney with Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. AV stamp icon
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A U.S. Navy veteran, Jonathan Stender represents individuals and management in a wide spectrum of labor, employment and workers’ compensation matters. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star. Jonathan is strong proponent of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). In 2014, he was selected to join the Mediation and Arbitration Panel of NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the country’s most highly regarded providers of ADR services.

Jonathan graduated cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Russian Language and Literature and Political Science/International Relations from the University of Washington in 1994. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University Law School in 1998. At Case, he was Executive Editor of the Journal of International Law, a member of the National Moot Court Team, and recipient of the prestigious Dunmore Award, for excellence in appellate advocacy.

United States Navy Veteran. As a Navy petty officer, Jonathan deployed oversees aboard numerous Pacific Fleet subsurface combatants as a Cryptologic Direct Support Special Operator and Supervisor. In that role, Jonathan received myriad citations and awards, including the Navy Expeditionary Medal, and Meritorious and Navy Unit Commendations for special operations vital to the government of the United States.

He is the author of Too Many Secrets: Challenges to the Control of Strong Crypto and the National Security Perspective. 30 Case W. Res. J. Int’l Law 287 (1998), and is a certified Russian interpreter and translator.

Jonathan also has written and spoken on a wide range of employment and workers’ compensation issues. Representative publications include, “Navigating The Minefield Of Military Leave,” “Ohio Drug Testing Law Covering Workplace Injuries Ruled Unconstitutional,” and “ADA Direct Threat – The Supreme Court Has Finally Spoken.”

Whether you suffer an injury that impacts your ability to function in your everyday life or one that disables you from working on a short or long term basis, I will always do my best to guide you through the challenges that Ohio’s workers compensation system presents. That is the Dworken & Bernstein Difference.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Employment Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Worker's Compensation Fraud
  • Class Actions
  • Civil Rights
  • Arbitration/Mediation
  • OSHA

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Washington, B.A., cum laude, 1994
Law School Attended:
Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
1999, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1999, Ohio
Ohio State Bar Association; Lake County Bar Association; Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Birth Information:
Great Falls, Montana, 1965
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (19 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Of Counsel on 10/11/12 in Workers Compensation

    Jonathan is extremely thorough and prepared in presenting his cases. Further, he is adept at managing his clients and directing the hearing to proceed as he wishes. His knowledge of the law and how to use legal theories in support of his case is un... Read more

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    Jonathan is extremely thorough and prepared in presenting his cases. Further, he is adept at managing his clients and directing the hearing to proceed as he wishes. His knowledge of the law and how to use legal theories in support of his case is unsurpassed. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Government Counsel on 11/14/12 in Workers Compensation

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