Marc Jonas, Esq. is a 1972 graduate of Brooklyn College, Magna Cum Laude and a graduate of the Creighton University School of Law in 1975.
Mr. Jonas was awarded a Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship in the year 1975 and commenced his legal career with the Legal Aid Society of Oneida County providing diverse legal services to the poor in the general practice of law.
After leaving the Legal Aid Society in 1978, Attorney Jonas joined a private practice law firm, specializing in insurance defense and personal injury litigation and tried cases throughout the State of New York, both for defendants and plaintiffs in personal injury matters.
Mr. Jonas was the first lawyer in the history of the Oneida County Courthouse in Utica, New York to obtain a personal injury jury verdict in excess of One and a Half Million Dollars ($1,500,000.00) in 1996.
In 1981, Mr. Jonas went into private practice in the general practice of law concentrating on personal injury and matrimonial litigation. Mr. Jonas’s current practice is limited to personal injury and matrimonial litigation. Mr. Jonas is Board Certified with the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Family Law and has been so certified since May of 2004.
Mr. Jonas has tried numerous personal injury matters to verdict in the counties of Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Onondaga, and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. He has experience in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, falls, construction accidents, defective products and wrongful death, including traumatic brain injuries.
Mr. Jonas is a member of the Oneida County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Jonas is currently a member of the Oneida County Bar Association-Fee Dispute Committee and Family Law Committee and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Major Personal Injury Panel of the New York State Lawyer Referral Service, American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America).
Mr. Jonas was also named as a New York Super Lawyer from 2008-Present. Only 5 percent of the attorneys in Upstate New York are named to this list.