Jonathan is a construction/mechanic’s lien litigation attorney at Carlson Dash.
In the Profession
Before joining Carlson Dash, Jonathan worked as a judicial law clerk in the mortgage foreclosure/mechanic’s lien section of the Circuit Court of Cook County. While clerking at the Daley Center, Jonathan honed his construction law knowledge by overseeing cases concerning mechanic’s lien foreclosure, mortgage foreclosure, declaratory judgments, breach of contract, and the validity of administrative decisions in the construction context. As a litigator, Jonathan has previously represented clients in breach of contract, civil rights, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and personal injury matters.
In the Community
Jonathan spends his free time enjoying activities around Chicago with family and friends—you can often find him taking in a concert, catching the latest exhibit at the Art Institute or dining out at a new restaurant. He puts his knowledge of the Chicago scene to good use by serving on the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s Young Professionals Board, concentrating on planning and outreach for MMRF’s annual “Mingle for Myeloma” fundraiser.
Get to Know Jonathan
Besides being with your family, what do you do when you are not busy being a lawyer?
As you might expect from my line of work, I get a lot of satisfaction out of reading and writing. I enjoy writing and recording music (I play guitar and some piano) and even though the book version is always better, watching movies is a pastime of mine.
Is there a charitable cause you feel passionate about? If yes, what is the charity and why?
My family actively supports the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). My mom is a multiple myeloma survivor and we take every chance we get to show our “Team Tracy” pride – whether at the annual 5K or Young Professionals’ “Mingle for Myeloma”, it is nice to have fun and help finance new treatments at the same time. I also feel strongly about raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research and pancreatic cancer research, as those diseases have taken their toll on the families of close friends of mine.
What is the best book you have read in the past two years?
I would recommend Tough Luck by R.D. Rosen to any football fan. I love learning about Chicago history, so Sid Luckman’s secret underworld ties and still-famous gridiron feats made it a compelling nonfiction read for me.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2018
Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2013, Philosophy and Communication Studies
Admitted: Jonathan is admitted to practice in Illinois.