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Jonathan B. Cifonelli

Of Counsel

P 312-787-4949 F 312-787-4995


Jonathan B. Cifonelli


Jonathan B. Cifonelli is of counsel in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. As a member of Jackson Lewis, P.C.'s General Employment Litigation group, he defends and counsels employers in a wide variety of matters, including race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability and sexual-orientation discrimination; sexual harassment; retaliatory discharge; Family and Medical Leave; defamation; tortious interference; and class action matters.

Jonathan has significant federal and state trial experience, having tried eight cases, and extensive experiencing in defending employers in arbitration.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Jonathan was a partner in the Litigation practice group at one of the largest minority-owned and managed law firms in the Midwest, where he practiced in employment, commercial, civil rights, and other areas of complex civil litigation, as well as in the firm’s Compliance and Internal Investigations practice group.

While attending law school, Jonathan was a member of the University of Illinois Law Review as well as the Journal of Law, Technology and Policy.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Leading Lawyers Network, Emerging Lawyer (2018-2019)
  • Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2012-2015)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Ravinia Associates Board