Jonathan Morton serves as trial and litigation counsel for both corporate and individual clients. These matters have arisen in the context of class actions, derivative actions, arbitrations, mediations and appeals. Jonathan focuses on complex and commercial matters with significant experience in contractual, business tort and intellectual property disputes. Jonathan uses this experience not only to litigate on behalf of his clients, but also to advise his clients how to use best practices to avoid liability.
Managing IP Stars has recognized Jonathan as a Trademark and Patent Star every year since 2020. Jonathan has handled numerous patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases providing him with extensive experience in protecting his client’s intellectual property. In addition to his intellectual property experience, Jonathan has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases on a wide variety of claims, including breach of contract, construction defect (including professional negligence), and commercial and consumer fraud such as violations of Florida’s consumer statutes, including Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and Florida’s Telephone Solicitation Act.
Jonathan is an A.V. rated lawyer – the highest available rating given by Martindale Hubbell for legal ability and professional ethics.
- Listed as an "IP Star" in Managing IP, 2020-2023
- Jonathan Morton believes strongly in giving back to his community through pro bono work in both federal and state courts and community activities. His pro bono contributions include prevailing on appeal in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal on behalf of an asylum seeker, defending victims in domestic violence court, and handling multiple federal court claims for the return of a child to his/her home country pursuant to the Hague Convention. For many years, Jonathan oversaw the Miami office’s pro bono work. Even after leaving that role, Jonathan routinely oversees and trains younger lawyers on their pro bono litigation matters.
- Jonathan Morton is a member of the American Bar Association and the Miami Dade County Bar Association
- Jonathan Morton has guest lectured at University of Miami School of Law.
- Jonathan Morton has spoken state-wide on the topics of restrictive covenants and Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
Jonathan has published and been interviewed on topics involving international arbitration, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, malicious prosecution, cyberspace and potential civil and criminal liabilities.
- Co-Author, "Fla. Supreme Court Amends Rule That Extends Reach of 'Apex Doctrine'," Daily Business Review, September 10, 2021
- Co-Author, “With Malicious Prosecution an Option, Carefully Consider Merits Before Filing”, March 24,2017
- Co-Author, “Economic Loss Rule: Courts Are Still Sorting Through Impact on Tort Claims”, December 2, 2016
- Co-Author, “Force Majeure in the Age of Zika: Allocating Risks in Commercial Contracts”, Daily Business Review, September 29, 2016
- Co-Author, “Use of Offers of Judgment in Florida Arbitration”, Daily Business Review, November 10,2015