Jonah M. Wolfson, Esq.
Jonah Wolfson, Esq., hails from Miami, Florida, where he was born and raised. He attended high school locally and later pursued a degree in English at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. During his college days, he took up work on a commercial fishing boat in Gloucester, Massachusetts, to support himself financially. After completing his undergraduate studies, Jonah embarked on a thrilling adventure, spending approximately five months hiking the Appalachian Trail. This soul-searching journey helped shape his perspective on life and law. Subsequently, he enrolled in law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law. While pursuing his legal education, Jonah interned at the Cook County Office of the Public Defender, where he gained valuable experience trying several cases to verdict. It was in Chicago where he also met his loving wife, Andrea. After completing law school, he returned to his hometown in Florida and successfully passed the bar exam on his first attempt. Since then, Jonah has been dedicated to practicing personal injury law, representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in complex tort cases, including wrongful death, car accidents, motorcycles, slip and fall, negligent security, medical malpractice, and legal malpractice. However, his true passion lies in representing victims of negligence, and he has been devoted to this cause since 2005. Prior to this, Jonah worked as a litigation attorney for Valle, Craig, Sioli, and Lynott, PA, where he handled insurance defense cases for over three years. Beyond his legal career, Jonah also finds purpose in public service. In 2007, he was elected to the Miami Beach City Commission, where he served on various committees such as Land Use, Finance, Flooding, and Sustainability, and he chaired the "Let Miami Beach Decide" campaign, which successfully fought against a mega development on public land through petition gathering and litigation. Jonah is known for occasionally representing victims of overdevelopment, such as condo associations or residents, further demonstrating his commitment to serving the public.
J.D., Chicago-Kent College, 2001
B.A., Boston College, 1997
English Major, Member of Pulse Program which was part coursework in Philosophy and English and part undertaking Community Service After School Teaching in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts to underprivileged.
H.S., Gulliver Preparatory (Miami, Florida), 1993
US District of Southern Florida, 2014
Florida Justice Association
Member Since: 2015
Plaintiff – Client was given a loaner, brakes failed. She suffered scar on forehead. Jury awarded $280,000.
Plaintiff – Client was passenger on moped, hit pothole and fractured hand, suffering contractures. Jury awarded $402,000 against County.
Plaintiff – Hit by car in coma for weeks. Case resolved for $650,000.
Plaintiff – Trip and fall plaintiff operated on knee. Case settled for $300,000.
Plaintiff – Rear ended no surgery herniated disk – case settled for $54,500.
Plaintiff – Rear ended herniated disk – policy limits $10,000
THESE ARE SOME CASES WE HAVE HAD. THERE ARE MORE ON THE RESULTS PAGE.
Maria Santana, 2015
Jonah & his group of professionals were great & very helpful through this process, very easy to talk to & always there to answer any questions I & my son had. Glad to have had Jonah as my attorney, would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Alice Canales 12-48285 CA 22, 2015
Our case went to trial and I saw Jonah in action in the Courtroom. He was passionate and won our case in front of the jury.
Handled foreclosure action pro bono for disabled man out of Palm Beach.
Let Miami Beach Decide
Chairperson for Political Action Committee. Gathered signatures. Achieved change in Miami Beach Charter requiring 60% of voters to approve any city transfer of property in convention center area. Filed lawsuit on behalf of Let Miami Beach Decide to get court to take bad proposal off of ballot. Won at third district Court of Appeals Level. City of Miami Beach v. Let Miami Beach Decide, 120 So. 3d 1282 rrich (Fla. 3d DCA 2013).
Miami Beach Commissioner 2007 – 2015
Elected Two Times to Serve as Miami Beach Commissioner
As a Commissioner, at different times over 8 years, served as:
- Served as Chair of Land Use Committee
- Served as Chair of Sustainability Committee
- Served as Chair of Flooding Committee
- Served as Chair of Finance Committee
Lowered taxes repeatedly