Jonathan H. Schwartz

Jonathan H. Schwartz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Southfield, MI

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.
 | 27777 Franklin Road, Suite 2500
Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: 248-351-3000
Fax: 248-351-3082
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • Intellectual Property (10%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jonathan Schwartz is partner in the litigation practice groupat Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss. He specializes in representing companies and individuals in business, complex commercial, employment, real estate, intellectual property and entertainment litigation matters in state and federal courts.  In addition, he assists clients with contract drafting, negotiations and deal making, and all aspects of risk management, governance, and operation.

For the past several years, Jonathan has been recognized as a "Rising Star" in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine and a Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation by dbusiness Magazine for the past two.  In 2015, he was named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Up and Coming” Lawyers ("legal practitioners who are establishing a name for themselves, go above and beyond, and display the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart among their peers").  In 2016, Jonathan was recognized as a member of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 (“the top business and community leaders under the age of 40 who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership").  In 2016, he received the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Barristers Section’s 2016 “One to Watch” Award (presented to an attorney based on “professional accomplishments that demonstrate legal acumen and talent, and potential for future professional growth and achievements").

Jonathan is also an active member of the legal and larger community.  Currently, Jonathan is the President of the Jewish Bar Association of Michigan, Vice President of NEXTGen Detroit, a National Board Member of Humble Design and an Executive Board Member of the Patriot Week Foundation.

Jonathan received a B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.  While in law school he worked as an intern for Justice Elizabeth Weaver at the Michigan Supreme Court, and the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office. 

About Jonathan Schwartz

Admitted: 2007, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://www.jaffelaw.com/en/people/JonathanSchwartz.aspx

Honors/Awards:

  • Oakland County Bar Foundation Fellow
  • 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Star - Business Litigation
  • Commerical Litigation, Dbusiness Magazine Top Lawyer, 2016
  • 2013 Super Lawyers Rising Star - Business Litigation
  • Recognizing "legal practitioners who are establishing a name for themselves, go above and beyond, and display the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart among their peers — in their first 10 years in practice.", Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Up & Coming Lawyer, Class of 2015
  • Presented to an attorney, practicing 10 years or less, based on “professional accomplishments that demonstrate legal acumen and talent, and potential for future professional growth and achievements."
  • 2014 Super Lawyers Rising Star - Business Litigation
  • "Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40™ program is the region's leading recognition program that spotlights the top business and community leaders under the age of 40 who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership.", Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Patriot Week - Member of the Board of Directors; Secretary, 2015
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association Civics Education Outreach Study Group, Participant
  • Treasurer of the Arts, Communications, Entertainment and Sports Section (ACES) of the State Bar of Michigan, 2014
  • NextGen Detroit, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Member of the Business Law; Litigation; Arts, Communications, Entertainment & Sports; and Environmental Law Sections of the State Bar of Michigan
  • American Inns of Court - Oakland County Bar Association Chapter, Barrister Emeritus
  • Co-Founder, Secretary and Vice President of Communications of the Jewish Bar Association of Michigan (JBAM), 2014
  • Junior Chamber International, Legal Advisor and Secretary
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Member
  • Oakland County Prosecutors' Foundation for Kids, Member of the Board of Directors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Congress Turns Up the Heat on Insurance Industry Regulations, Agents Market Source, Magazine 2007 (co-author); Beware and Prepare: Top Insurance Industry Issues in 2009 and Beyond, Agents Market Source Magazine, Summer 2009 (co-author); Competitive Intelligence vs. Corporate Espionage, Understanding the Difference, Stevelowisz.com, 2013 (co-author); The Impact of Social Media on Non-Solicitation Clauses, What Companies Need to Know, Stevelowisz.com, 2014 (co-author).

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Deputy Campaign Manager for five Oakland County Circuit Court Judges (Leo Bowman, Wendy Potts, Phyllis McMillen, Denise Langford Morris and Michael Warren) who were successfully re-elected, 2013

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan - B.A., Political Science 2004; Wayne State University Law School - J.D. 2007, cum laude
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Office Location for Jonathan H. Schwartz

27777 Franklin Road
Suite 2500
Southfield, MI 48034

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Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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