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Jonathan M. Martone

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Jonathan M. Martone guides business and entrepreneurial clients through day-to-day business and operational needs and resolves complex legal challenges facing individuals and businesses.

Corporate Counsel

As an entrepreneur himself co-founding and owning a men’s clothing company, Jonathan employs his legal and real-world experience in regularly counseling businesses with respect to a wide array of business matters, acting as “general counsel” for several clients on an ongoing basis. Jonathan has significant experience advising and assisting clients with day-to-day business and operational needs, such as contract drafting and negotiation, corporate formation, employment issues, real estate issues, intellectual property, and liability deterrence issues. Jonathan coordinates companies’ national litigation, working with local counsel throughout the United States to successfully prosecute and defend a wide array of legal matters.

Commercial Litigation

Jonathan successfully represents businesses and individuals alike in all areas of business and commercial litigation, including commercial contract and warranty actions, real estate, zoning, and landlord/tenant disputes, shareholder disputes, healthcare law controversies, and municipal/education law litigation. Jonathan routinely appears in courts throughout the entire state of Michigan, at both the state and federal level. Jonathan is also certified by the Michigan State Court Administrative Office as a Civil Facilitated Mediator and has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Probate, Trust, and Estate Counseling and Litigation

Jonathan has significant experience counseling and representing fiduciaries and interested parties in a wide range of probate, trust, and estate matters, including high-net-worth trusts and estates. Employing skilled, yet practical, approaches to complex legal problems, Jonathan effectively resolves breach of fiduciary duty and undue influence challenges brought both on behalf of and against trustees and other fiduciaries.

Criminal Defense Litigation

Jonathan has successfully defended hundreds of misdemeanor and felony matters, both in state and federal court, involving a broad spectrum of criminal defense matters.

Jonathan serves as the Deputy Member-in-Charge of the firm’s Birmingham office.


J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 2009, Deans Scholar (Full Tuition Scholarship) and Lombard Fellow, Wayne State University Law School
B.A., with Honors, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 2006, James Madison College, Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Iota Rho (academic honors)


Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star (2013-2021), Closely Held Business (2021)

Oakland County Bar Association Bonnie Beutler Outstanding New Lawyer Award (2018)

Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2015


Italian American Bar Association of Michigan, Past-President (2019-2022)

New Lawyers Section of Oakland County Bar Association, Past-President

Oakland County Bar Foundation, Fellow

State Bar of Michigan, Member

Detroit Garment Group (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit), Past-Board of Directors and Treasurer

State Bar Licenses

Michigan, Tennessee

Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit