Jonathan has been recognized as a “California Lawyer Attorney of the Year” four times by California Lawyer Magazine / The Daily Journal.
In 2009, he was named in the Civil Rights category for litigation in Indiana on behalf of unions, the local NAACP, and Lake County residents to keep early-voting sites open in heavily African-American and Latino areas.
In 2013, he was named in Education Law for a class action case resulting in an award of more than $48 million against the University of California for improperly charging fee increases to almost 3,000 professional students.
In 2016, he was named in Employment Law for a class action on behalf of 2,000 low-wage immigrant warehouse workers in four Inland Empire warehouses owned by Walmart that resulted in a TRO and three preliminary injunctions to require accurate record-keeping and prevent mass retaliatory termination and a $22.7 million settlement.
In 2018, as part of a team representing the County of Santa Clara and SEIU Local 521 and along with attorneys representing other plaintiffs, Jonathan was recognized in the Immigration Law category for a preliminary injunction blocking the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program.
Jonathan also received the Voting Rights Award from the ACLU of Southern California in 2002 for a case challenging California’s use of punch card voting machines.