Jon is an experienced trial attorney whose work on behalf of Buckner + Miles clients is a natural progression for him in a career devoted to service to others and vindicating victims’ rights.
Jon joined the U.S. Army after law school, serving as a judge advocate. Jon served in a variety of capacities, including as a prosecutor and claims attorney. During his time on active duty, Jon received numerous awards and commendations, including the Bronze Star Medal for service in Afghanistan.
After leaving active duty, Jon joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami, where he served in the National Security section, Special Prosecutions section, Major Crimes section (first as new assistant and later as a deputy chief supervisor), and the Appellate division. During his career as a federal prosecutor, Jon tried over 20 federal criminal cases in Miami, Key West, and Fort Lauderdale. Jon also argued four appeals before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Jon investigated and prosecuted a wide range of cases, including violations involving terrorism, national infrastructure, violent crimes, child exploitation, bank, wire, and mail fraud, identity theft, and computer and data crimes.
Jon graduated first in his class (tied) at Rutgers College, where he double-majored in History and Political Science and minored in Jewish Studies. Jon went on to Yale Law School, where he participated in clinical programs and the Yale Law and Policy Review. Jon was also a Fulbright Scholar in Australia, where he was an honorary visitor at La Trobe University in Melbourne.