Jonah M. Wolfson, Esq.
Jonah Wolfson, Esq. was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He attended high school locally and graduated from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, majoring in English. To earn money in college, Mr. Wolfson worked on a commercial fishing boat in Gloucester, Massachusetts. After graduating from Boston College, he spent time hiking on the Appalachian Trail for roughly five months. After this, he enrolled in law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law. In law school, Mr. Wolfson was an intern at the Cook County Office of the Public Defender where he tried a number of cases to verdict. He also met his wife, Andrea, in Chicago. Returning to Florida, he passed the bar exam during his first sitting and has practiced personal injury law since. He is licensed in the State of Florida and has represented Plaintiffs and Defendants in cases involving wrongful death, car accidents, motorcycles, slip and fall, negligent security, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and other complex tort scenarios. Prior to dedicating himself to representing Plaintiff’s only, Jonah worked for Valle, Craig, Sioli, and Lynott, PA for over three years, practicing insurance defense litigation. Jonah considers public service a duty. He was elected to the Miami Beach City Commission in 2007. While there, he served at different times as the chair of the Land Use Committee, Finance Committee, Flooding Committee, and the Sustainability Committee. As a commissioner and chairman of “Let Miami Beach Decide”, he successfully fought and defeated a mega development on public land after petition gathering efforts and litigation. On occasion, Jonah will take on the representation of a victim of overdevelopment such as a condo association or resident. Other than that, since 2005, Jonah has represented only Plaintiffs who are victims of others negligence.
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