Jonathan obtained his law degree from Dalhousie University in 2012. Prior to attending law school, Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dalhousie in 2009 where he majored in Sociology and Social Anthropology.
“In the search for justice, the criminal lawyer has a pivotal role to play. It is his or her responsibility to see that the accused is not unfairly deprived of his freedom. By protecting defendants, whether guilty or innocent, from the abuse of power by the State, the criminal lawyer protects us all.” - Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.
Practicing primarily in Criminal, Regulatory, and Appellate litigation, Jonathan ensures that rigorous care is given to every client he serves. After being Called to the Bar in Ontario in 2013, Jonathan returned to Nova Scotia and joined Newton & Associates, and was Called to the Bar in Nova Scotia in 2014. Jonathan has represented clients before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia, and the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.
While studying law at Dalhousie University, Jonathan was an active member and Director of the Dalhousie Student Advocacy Service, representing students charged with academic offenses at all levels of the University’s discipline regime. During that time, he spearheaded an initiative to give clearer academic training to students whose first language was not English in an attempt to prevent accusations of plagiarism. In his graduating year, Jonathan was given the Level Chan Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Advocacy in addition to receiving Honours in the Clinical Placement in Criminal Law.
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