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Jonathan M. Esp

Associate

Overview

Jonathan is an Associate who has nearly a decade of experience representing clients in disputes and litigation. He is experienced in all aspects of federal and state trial and appellate practice.

Jonathan focuses his practice in the area of trade secrets and unfair competition, as well as other employment-related conflicts. He also represents clients in product liability, misrepresentation, and shareholder oppression matters.

Additionally, Jonathan has considerable experience in insurance litigation. He has served as outside counsel to several large insurance companies during his career, including serving as lead attorney in two successful jury trials. He has facilitated civil trial work for insurance companies in claims involving personal injury, copyright infringement, construction litigation, and business disputes.

Jonathan was an Associate with a corporate law firm prior to joining Michael Best. His early career experience includes working as a Summer Associate for a firm as well as two judicial internships. Jonathan interned for the Honorable Annette Kingsland Ziegler of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and for the Honorable John L. Coffey of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, where he conducted legal research and drafted bench memoranda. 

Honors & Recognitions

  • “Rising Stars,” Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2017-present

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Professional Ethics Committee member, State Bar of Wisconsin

Education

Bar Admission

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Coach, Waunakee Youth Sports
  • Secretary, Badgerland Lacrosse Association Board of Directors

Education

Bar Admission

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Coach, Waunakee Youth Sports
  • Secretary, Badgerland Lacrosse Association Board of Directors
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