During family transitions like divorce, strategic thinking can be difficult. Empathetic and understanding, Jonathan Dana helps clients work through their emotions to make sound decisions for the future. Acting as a trusted advisor, Jonathan engages clients in a business-like approach to decision-making, analyzing costs and benefits to arrive at pragmatic solutions.
With more than 25 years of experience in family law, Jonathan has wide-ranging expertise. Clients appreciate Jonathan’s knowledge of complex property divisions, pensions and retirements, business valuation, tax implications, and the needs of financially-dependent spouses. Jonathan’s clientele includes an array of professionals, and he is often chosen by lawyers from other firms to manage their divorces.
Jonathan is widely recognized for his outstanding ethical standards and his commitment to achieving resolution without exacerbating family conflict. An adept communicator and problem solver, Jonathan resolves the vast majority of cases through negotiation, mediation, and Collaborative Law. But when litigation is necessary to bring matters to closure, Jonathan excels as a skilled advocate in the courtroom.
One of two managing partners at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, Jonathan is continually recognized as a leader in his field. He has been named in the Washingtonian Magazine's List of Top Divorce Lawyers for over a decade. Most recently, his professional peers selected Jonathan for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers 2010/2011. He is also listed in Who’s Who in America.
- D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
- District of Columbia Bar, Family Law Section, Past Co-Chair
- Annual Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia, Voting Delegate (1984 - 1995)
- Charles Fahy American Inn of Court, Participant (1990)
- District of Columbia Bar, Family Law Division, Member (1984 - Present)
- District of Columbia Bar, Treasurer (1988 - 1990)
- District of Columbia Bar, Treasurer (1993 - 1995)
- District of Columbia Bar, Co-Chair, Steering Committee (1995 - 1996)
- Board Member, D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project
- Jonathan M. Dana, The Gift of a Joyful Holiday Season, November 2012
- Compton v. Hutchins - Lead counsel on precedent setting case clarifying the definition of joint custody in the District of Columbia.