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Jonathan L. Crook


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Jonathan L. Crook


Jonathan L. Crook represents businesses in matters relating to unfair competition, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, and various employment issues.

Jonathan has substantial experience litigating in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels, as well as advising his clients on day-to-day compliance and best practices. Before joining Jackson Lewis, he practiced employment law and litigation in a regional mid-size law firm in Raleigh. Jonathan began his career serving as law clerk to Judge Robert C. Hunter and Judge Lucy N. Inman at the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

During law school, he served as editor on the Elon Law Review and won the Presidential Scholarship Award. Jonathan graduated with a double major in Journalism and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Ones to Watch: Labor and Employment Law - Management" (2021)
  • Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2019-present)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, Allied Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, 2017-2019
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Appellate Rules Committee, 2017-2019
  • Wake County Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • YMCA Youth & Government, Volunteer

Published Works

  • "Restrictive Covenants in North Carolina," North Carolina Bar Association 2020 Fundamentals of Employment Law CLE Manuscript (February 2020) [Co-Author]


  • "Are We There Yet? Fall 2020 COVID-19 Legal Update," Raleigh-Wake Paralegal Association Annual Seminar (Raleigh, NC, October 2020) [panelist]
  • "Restrictive Covenants," North Carolina Bar Association 2020 Fundamentals of Employment Law CLE (Cary, NC, February 2020) [presenter]