Jonathan A. Heller

Associate

Jonathan counsels insureds throughout the state of New York on labor law and general liability/casualty matters. With years of experience working for national and regional law firms, Jonathan has focused his practice on high-exposure medical malpractice, premises liability, labor law and property damage matters.

Overview

He is known for his exceptional writing skills, oral advocacy, and ability to make cases understandable and palatable for his clients. He has a knack for diffusing volatile situations and fostering collegial, trusting relationships with his clients.

Jonathan approaches cases holistically, focusing on the plaintiff’s entire life rather than just the incident at issue. This approach enables him to best analyze the fact pattern to determine the viability of the claims and formulate an effective defense strategy.

Jonathan is experienced in all facets of a case, from taking depositions, of which he has conducted many, to writing motions and appeals and second seating trials. Two standout cases involve plaintiff demands of $20 million and $17 million; the first was resolved with complete dismissal, and the second went to trial and concluded with a resolution that far exceeded the client’s expectations.

Admissions

  • New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York

Education

  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University
    • Family Court Review, Managing Editor, Notes and Comments
  • Queens College, CUNY, BA, cum laude, 2012