Jonathan P. Schmidt

Orange County

P 949-885-1360 F 949-885-1380


Jonathan P. Schmidt


Jonathan P. Schmidt is a principal in the Orange County, California office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counsel.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Jonathan was a senior associate at a boutique civil litigation firm defending employers in workplace law matters, as well as prosecuting and defending companies in complex contractual disputes and business tort cases. In that capacity, Jonathan successfully negotiated settlements on behalf of his clients and achieved positive results, including a unanimous jury verdict for an employer in a wrongful termination and wage-and-hour case. 

Jonathan also previously worked as a deputy district attorney for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, Jonathan conducted multiple jury trials and successfully argued hundreds of dispositive motions in courts throughout the county. 

While attending law school, Jonathan was a member of the San Diego International Law Journal and participated in the National Moot Court Team. He earned recognition for his legal writing and oral advocacy both at his law school and at several national moot court competitions.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, “Ones to Watch: Litigation - Labor and Employment” (2023)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Orange County Bar Association

Published Works

  • “The Responsibility to Protect: Emerging Customary International Law and its Application to the Present Conflict in Syria,” California International Law Journal (Summer/Fall 2013) [Author]
  • “Inequities in Corporate and Securities Law: Disabling the Exploitative Chinese Corporation and Charting a Path to International Commercial Accountability,” San Diego International Law Journal (2013) [Author]