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Jonathan Madison
ABOUT
Jonathan

PRACTICING SINCE 2016

Jonathan provides strong and efficient legal assistance in matters involving estate planning, landlord-tenant, appellate matters, and civil litigation. 

Jonathan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University with distinguished honors in 2011.  He went on to graduate from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2016.  As a law student, Jonathan not only clerked for Fried & Williams LLP, but for Wells Fargo’s Legal Group, working on issues pertaining to estate planning, residential and commercial real estate transactions, and financial services.

Prior to his legal career, Jonathan worked as professional policy staff for the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Financial Services, from 2011-2013. As professional policy staff, Jonathan managed policy portfolios on housing and oversight issues for the Committee Chairman, and conducted strategy to facilitate the passage of housing reform legislation in the 112th Congress. From 2009 – 2011, Jonathan worked as a congressional intern for several offices in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, including Congressman Donald Manzullo.

 

Beyond this, Jonathan regularly contributes opinion columns in newspapers circulated throughout the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Mateo Daily Journal.

Jonathan is also a cabinet member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Gamma Chi Lambda Chapter.

EDUCATION
  • Juris Doctorate, University of San Francisco School of Law

  • Bachelor of Arts, Howard University

PRACTICE AREAS
  • Landlord/Tenant

  • Probate

  • Estate Planning

  • Civil Litigation​

PROFESSIONAL
AFFILIATIONS
  • Alameda County Bar Association

  • San Mateo County Bar Association

HONORS
& AWARDS
  • 2016 National Review Fellow

  • 2011 Graduate of Howard University’s Honors Program

PUBLICATIONS
  • On Memorial Day, honor the fallen, care for the living veterans (San Francisco Chronicle). May 2017. Web.

  • ​Victims, community must work together to rehabilitate offenders (San Francisco Chronicle). November 2016. Web.

PUBLICATIONS CONT'D
  • ​The New Realignment (The Daily Journal). July 2017. Web.​

  • Supply and Demand (The Daily Journal). September 2017. Web.

FUN FACTS

While in law school at the University of San Francisco Jonathan ran for the California State Assembly's 22nd District. He also does volunteer work as a minister every weekend at the San Francisco County Jail accompanied by his wife and family.