Jon got called up to Slape & Howard after a stint in the California Penal League, where he spent time in Del Norte County assisting public defenders and inmates at the infamous Pelican Bay State Prison. He never ran into “Wild Thing” Rick Vaughn. Since joining the firm in 2013, he has won a number of awards and cases, successfully argued cases in front of the Appellate Court, and damaged every office chair that has been assigned to him. The running tally is three lost chairs, and no one mentions the mysterious exploding coffee pot. What he lacks in grace he makes up for in tenacity, making his multitasking skills impeccable. He is generally found reading through a statute book while talking to a client and e-mailing an unlucky recipient a very strongly worded letter.
He is quite persuasive and considers his greatest accomplishment convincing his wife (who is an aspiring nurse and assures us that he is mostly normal) to leave northern California and come to Kansas. Jon also recently learned how to play Pokémon with Liam and Riley, his two seven year-old children. This is a skill that he repeatedly assures us has real world value and should be taken seriously. In the rare moments that he has any free time, Jon can be found on his mountain bike dodging trees on a few local trails, showing off his mildly competent basketball skills, and explaining the difference between a Miyota 9015 and an ETA 2824 to anyone who will listen.
Jon graduated from Kapaun Mt. Carmel in 2000. He went on to study political science at Wisconsin Lutheran College and received his undergraduate degree in 2004. Jon then passed his Series 7 and Series 66 FINRA exams, licensing him to work buying and selling securities. Jon went to law school at Washburn University, where he graduated with Dean’s Honors in 2011. He is licensed to practice law in Kansas and California. His security licensing has lapsed.
I am proud to have the opportunity to serve the community that has always been my home.