Jennifer L. Jonak
Jennifer L. Jonak is the founder and principal of Jonak Law Group, P.C. She has been practicing since 1997, and has been a member of the Oregon Women Lawyer’s Association, Oregon Minority Lawyer’s Association, Lane County Bar Association, Lane County Women Lawyers, and Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and obtained her undergraduate degree with high honors from the University of Virginia. She specializes in general commercial and complex civil litigation, including intellectual property, business law and complex torts. She previously worked at McCutchen Doyle Brown & Enersen, LLP (now Bingham McCutchen). While at Bingham, Ms. Jonak was on the firm's Pro Bono Committee and received an award on behalf of the firm from the State of California for her extensive work in representing underprivileged clients.
Ms. Jonak has first and second chaired trials, including a federal class action and intellectual property cases in state and federal court. She has extensive experience representing clients ranging from multi-national corporations to individual plaintiffs. Ms. Jonak has managed numerous complex commercial cases and obtained judgments and settlements for her clients. She also provides outside counsel assistance to domestic and international businesses, including overseas clients. With extensive experience representing both plaintiff’s and defense cases, Ms. Jonak is able to offer clients strategic business and litigation solutions.
Ms. Jonak is admitted to practice in California and Oregon, and has argued successfully before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeals. She has overseen litigation in Germany, Japan, Korea, France, and the United Kingdom. She is admitted to the International Trade Commission, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court, the District of Oregon, the Northern District of California, the Eastern District of California, the Central District of California, the Eastern District of Michigan and the Eastern District of Texas. Prior to practicing law, she co-authored treatise supplements on Franchise Law and Corporate Acquisitions & Mergers for Mathew Bender, and directed and co-authored a report published by the North American Securities Administrators’ Association Congressional Task Force on Earnings Claims in Franchising. She has also co-authored and contributed to articles for the National Law Journal and law reviews.
When not practicing law, Ms. Jonak has contributed her time as a photographer to various wildlife and humanitarian projects. This includes projects to increase awareness and fund-raising for endangered species preservation on behalf of the World Wildlife Fund, as well as AIDS and famine relief projects in Africa. She also contributes to a number of charities, and has served as President of the Friends of Eugene Public Library, Secretary and Director of the Eugene Public Library Foundation, director of the University of Oregon’s Oregon Bach Festival, and Chair of the Private Events Committee for the Eugene Symphony’s 50th Anniversary. Ms. Jonak's other hobbies include growing heirloom fruits and vegetables, homesteading, and keeping up with her husband and four children.
Depending upon the size of your matter, we can bring in additional attorneys or staff who are experienced in litigation and the best of their field. We have regularly litigated against some of the largest firms in the country representing large corporations.