Jonathan was born in Wheeling on August 23, 1970. He received both his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Philosphy in 1992 , and his law degree in 1996 from West Virginia University.
Jonathan practices exclusively in the areas of Social Security (representing those who have filed applications for Disability, Supplemental Security Income, and Retirement benefits) and West Virginia workers’ compensation (representing primarily injured workers).
Jonathan comes from a blue-collar family. His generation was the first in the family to graduate from college. His ancestors have all worked in factories, coal mines, and other labor positions. Many in his family have been hurt on-the-job or have become disabled.
Jonathan knows firsthand the importance of the Social Security program. Both of his parents became disabled before they could retire and pursued claims for Disability. Both were wrongfully denied before they were ultimately approved years after filing their claims.
Jonathan resides in Wheeling with his wife and two children. He is active in the community, is a member of the West Virginia State Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia.