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Jonathan C. Pedersen

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Mr. Pedersen is a partner at Howard, Reed, Pedersen & Doré. A well-respected trial lawyer in the mass tort, personal injury and medical malpractice arenas, Jonathan also represents lawyers and judges facing allegations of professional misconduct and applicants in bar admission proceedings. He has built a winning trial practice and has represented clients throughout Louisiana District Courts, Appellate Courts and the Louisiana Supreme Court. Jonathan also maintains an active practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western District of Louisiana and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Jonathan also serves as a Special Master for the 24th Judicial District Court (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana) for all property damage cases related to Hurricane Ida. In this role, Jonathan has managed over 1,700 cases and he has personally mediator over 500 cases.

Outside of the courtroom, Jonathan currently serves as a Board Member of the Louisiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program and he is the Co-Chair of the LSBA Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Jonathan is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Holy Cross where he teaches Law, Ethics & Policy in Healthcare Administration.

Jonathan graduated from Millsaps College in 2004 (B.S., Political Science) and earned his J.D. from Loyola New Orleans College of Law in 2007, where he was a member of the Spring National Moot Court Competition Team and was a Moot Court Teachers Assistant.

Jonathan is a member of many professional associations including the Louisiana State Bar Association, Academy of Court Appointed Neutrals (Fellow), Louisiana Association for Justice, New Orleans Bar Association, Jefferson Bar Association and National Trial Lawyers Top 100.

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