Jon grew up in Edina, Minnesota before heading off to Ft. Collins, Colorado to obtain his B.S. degree at Colorado State University in 1990. Jon returned to the Midwest for law school and received his J.D. at the University of North Dakota in 1994. Following graduation from law school, Jon moved to Denver to take the bar examination and was thereafter admitted to the Colorado Bar.
Initially, Jon worked for a small personal injury firm in Denver before starting his own practice with two other lawyers in 1997. After several years in a busy trial practice, Jon moved to the Gunnison Valley in 2003 to attempt to integrate fishing into his daily life. He is still working toward this goal.
Jon’s practice focuses on civil litigation, personal injury, real estate/HOA representation, construction defect litigation, and criminal defense. He has actively litigated cases and done numerous jury trials in the Denver metro area and in the Gunnison Valley. Jon is a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, the Colorado Bar Association, and the 7th Judicial District Bar Association.
Jon has been actively involved in nonprofit work since moving to the Gunnison Valley in 2003. He is a proud supporter of mentoring and the Arts. Jon was formerly President of both the Board of Directors of Gunnison Country Mentors and the Gunnison Council for the Arts. In addition to non-profit work, Jon is a reserve board member for the Gunnison Bank and Trust and on the board of the Dos Rios Golf Club.
Jon loves spending time with his two kids. He also enjoys golfing, fishing, camping, and hockey.