Attorney Jonathan Paul is recognized for his empathetic and innovative approach to legal representation in the 5th District Court of Berrien County. Presided over by Honorable Sterling R. Schrock, Honorable Arthur J. Cotter, Honorable Gordon Gary Hosbein, Chief Judge Honorable Mabel Johnson Mayfield, Honorable Gary J. Bruce, and Honorable Paul S. Jancha, Jr., the court hears a myriad of cases, each of which Jonathan is expertly equipped to navigate.
As a former NYC and Michigan prosecutor with more than a decade of experience, Jonathan's representation extends to the many communities of Berrien County, including St. Joseph, Niles, Benton Harbor, Buchanan, and New Buffalo.
Jonathan's unique, empathetic approach allows him to guide clients charged with a range of offenses. Whether it's a domestic violence case in St. Joseph or a felony in Niles, he ensures that his clients understand their situations and sees these challenging moments as opportunities for personal and community growth.
For those facing retail fraud or shoplifting charges in Benton Harbor and Buchanan, Jonathan offers steadfast representation, equipping clients with the tools necessary to understand the root causes of their actions and devise strategies to avoid future incidents.
In New Buffalo and surrounding areas, Jonathan’s comprehensive approach extends to clients facing drug offenses and assault crimes. He underscores the importance of addressing underlying issues like addiction and anger management, providing a strategic, well-rounded legal defense.
His expertise also extends to more specific offenses such as resisting arrest, traffic tickets, careless and reckless driving, MDOP/malicious destruction of property, embezzlement, CSC offenses, and DUI/drunk driving offenses. Jonathan's seasoned perspective enables him to advocate effectively for his clients, regardless of the complexity of their cases.
Jonathan Paul views his role as not only an attorney but also a coach. He facilitates his clients' self-awareness, helping them find their own solutions and change their attitudes and behaviors. His ultimate goal is to empower his clients to demonstrate what they've learned from their experiences and move forward confidently.
In the 5th District Court of Berrien County, Jonathan Paul provides a beacon of hope for those facing legal challenges. His empathetic, coaching-based approach and dedication to transformative defense are reshaping lives across the county, one case at a time.