Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1982
Law School Attended:
Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
1990, Pennsylvania; 1990, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1990, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1991, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Montgomery County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations; Pennsylvania Association For Justice.
Bradford County, PA: $5.7 million award to a woman who sustained a brain injury and facial injuries following a collision with a truck. Originally, the police found Jon's client at fault. Jon was able to prove that the truck driver and owner were primarily responsible for this collision!; Allegheny County, PA: $3.1 million mediation recovery for a husband, wife, and daughter after the mother suffered a severe hip and leg injury, and the daughter suffered a severe leg injury, in a high speed collision. Originally, the commercial van causing the accident blamed a vehicle that left the scene and Jon was able to prove otherwise. Jon resolved two of the three claims within only a year of the accident, and the daughter's claim resolved shortly thereafter!; Wayne County, PA: $1.3 million award to a man who sustained a severe ankle injury when his car was hit by a drunk driver. While the insurer had only a $500,000 insurance policy, Jon obtained an award of over 2 1/2 times this amount for his client!; Lehigh County, PA: $900,000 for a woman who required no surgery and returned to her full time job in less than six months.; NYC 9/11 Victim's Compensation Claim: Jon was one of the first attorneys to try a case before the 9/11 Victim's Compensation Board and received an award of $1.8 million on behalf of the estate of one victim, and a $1.6 million award on behalf of a survivor.
Hobbies & interests:
Jon and his wife started a charity called "Love To Langa." The mission for Love To Langa is to support an Orphanage in Langa, a South African township which is adjacent to Cape Town. The current goal is to raise money for food, medical care and education for these incredible children, many of whom have lost their parents to AIDS. Jon has three kids and his favorite pastime is sharing their activities and seeing the world with them and through their eyes. Jon and his wife love to travel and enjoy experiencing different cultures together and with their kids. Jon enjoys photography, mentoring kids, and is an avid Philadelphia Flyers and University of Virginia sports fan.
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