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Jonathan  C. Lamendola

PRACTICES

Commercial Litigation
Directors & Officers Litigation
Labor & Employment
Legal Malpractice Defense
Medical Malpractice Defense
Premises Liability Defense
Professional Licensure Defense

EDUCATION

Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
J.D., 1992: Order of Barristers

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
B.A. with Honors in Liberal Arts, 1998
Majors: History, Political Science, Russian Area Studies

ADMISSIONS

  • Texas, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
Jonathan C. Lamendola
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: 214-220-5204
Fax: 214-220-5254
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Jonathan LaMendola is a seasoned litigator with broad experience representing healthcare clients in malpractice, general liability and compliance matters. He also represents individuals and institutions alike in employment and commercial disputes.

Jonathan’s litigation strategy is grounded on a clear understanding of his client: their goals and objectives, their business relationships outside the confines of the lawsuit, and how the lawsuit might affect their business reputation, their staff and management. Balancing what his client seeks to accomplish in the dispute with what’s driving the case from the other side, he deals effectively with opposing counsel. 

EXPERIENCE

Jonathan began his legal career as an associate at a Memphis firm working on complex commercial claims, where he gained valuable experience working on the plaintiff’s side of disputes. Prior to joining CMW, Jonathan was an associate with another Dallas-based litigation firm where he established a strong reputation for defending healthcare providers. During this time, he tried over a dozen cases to verdict, obtaining no liability findings in more than half, and also tried several liability cases and was able to obtain verdicts for less than the settlement demand.
 

Representative Engagements

  • Successfully defended a community-based non-profit blood bank for over a decade without ever losing a transfusion-associated disease case, with most eliminated by dispositive motion
  • Represented a chief executive officer in a complex multi-year commercial case and was able to successfully defend a Motion for Sanctions brought by the plaintiffs.  The court awarded sanctions against other defendants, with his client avoiding them entirely
  • Successfully enforced a non-compete covenant and obtained injunctive relief on behalf of a commercial client which prevented a former employee from taking the client’s book of business, resulting in the defendant ceasing operations
  • Successfully represented healthcare providers in healthcare liability claims
  • Obtained high six figure settlement on behalf of a commercial client on a property loss claim
  • Successfully obtained dismissals of wrongful termination and discrimination claims against corporate defendants

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Named a "Texas Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters, 2004 - 2015
  • Named to "Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition" by Thomson Reuters, Civil Litigation: Defense, 2008 - 2010
  • Named to "2011 Super Lawyers Business Edition" by Thomson Reuters, Civil Litigation: Defense, 2011

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Texas, Appellate, Health, Litigation, Labor and Employment Sections, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Tort, Insurance Practice, Healthcare, Employment Law Sections, Member
  • Defense Research Institute