J.D., Georgetown University Law School (1993)
B.A., Philosophy and Economics (magna cum laude), Georgetown University (1990)
Jonathan joined Legal Assistance Corp. of Central Mass. (LACCM) in 1998 as a staff attorney working on housing and homelessness issues. He began his tenure as Executive Director in April 2006, and continued in that role when LACCM and Western Mass. Legal Services combined to form Community Legal Aid (CLA) in 2011. As Executive Director, Jonathan leads and directs the overall operation of CLA in compliance with the policies and guidelines established by CLA’s Board of Directors. Before assuming the role of Executive Director, Jonathan served as LACCM’s Litigation Director, supervising and coordinating systemic litigation and litigating cases in both state and federal court. Before joining LACCM, Jonathan worked at Silver Golub & Teitell, a leading plaintiff-side firm in Connecticut, where he litigated employment discrimination, medical malpractice and complex personal injury cases at the trial and appellate level.
In 2014, Jonathan was appointed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) to serve on the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission. In 2012, Jonathan was elected to the Board of Trustees of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). From 2011 to 2017, he served on the SJC’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services. In 2008, Jonathan was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to serve on the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Advisory Board; he was reappointed by Governor Charlie Baker in 2015. Jonathan served two terms as a member of the Executive Committee of the Worcester County Bar Association. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance for many years and is the past chair of the City of Worcester’s Community Development Advisory Committee. Jonathan is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and Connecticut, in the U.S. District Courts of Massachusetts and Connecticut, and in the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeal.