As a former Emergency Medical Technician and Ski Patroller, Jonathan has a keen interest in health care and tenacious drive to successfully navigate his clients through the most challenging circumstances. Jonathan has spent more than a decade representing health care providers in both state and federal courts as well as arbitration, and concentrates his practice on health care fraud and abuse, false claim and complex business litigation. Jonathan’s clients have ranged from individual physicians to hospitals, physician medical groups, substance abuse treatment facilities, clinical laboratories, IDTFs, billing companies, and DME suppliers.

Focus on Fraud and Abuse Litigation
Jonathan focuses his practice on advising and representing health care providers who have been subjected to government investigations or sued by whistleblowers in connection with the submission of false claims in violation of the State and Federal False Claims Act as well as California’s  Insurance Frauds Prevention Act.  In particular, his niche is concentrated on cases involving lack of medical necessity and standard of care violations, including for example, histocompatibility testing for transplant patients, hospital admission determinations, and retinal tests to treat and diagnose macular degeneration.

A Broad Range of Litigation and Health Care Regulatory Experience
Jonathan has successfully represented clients in various civil litigation matters, including contract and reimbursement disputes, fraud, civil investigations, and administrative appeals.  His experience has ranged from representing corporate clients involved in commercial litigation to defending against product liability cases and prosecuting criminal trials.

Jonathan also routinely advises clients on health care regulatory and compliance issues, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, civil investigations and insurance audits, voluntary disclosure of possible government overpayments, and compliance with the anti-kickback and Stark laws.

Before Joining Nelson Hardiman
Jonathan’s passion for healthcare began early as a healthcare provider himself. During his graduate studies in both law and public health, Jonathan worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as medical-legal partnerships affiliated with Children’s Hospital of Atlanta and Los Angeles.

Prior to joining Nelson Hardiman, Jonathan started his legal career at a firm dedicated solely to the representation of healthcare providers and suppliers.  Jonathan also worked for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office where he prosecuted criminal cases.

Jonathan was recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Southern California Rising Star (2017-2018) and more recently as a Super Lawyer (2020-2024).

Life Outside the Firm
Jonathan loves to travel and spend time outdoors. On sunny California weekends, he can be found cycling, camping and hiking with his wife and children.


Emory University School of Law, J.D.

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, M.P.H.

University of California San Diego, B.A.

State Bar of California

American Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association Health Law Section

American Health Lawyers Association


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