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  • Education
    • J.D., Cornell University, 2006
    • B.S., summa cum laude, Arizona State University, 2003

Having represented Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies throughout the country, Jonathan Brinson knows that each company is unique.  With that understanding, he works to resolve each client’s problems in a manner that best fits its culture and business needs.

Representing financial institutions, software companies, manufacturers, service providers, retailers, farmers and others, Jonathan’s strong oral and written advocacy skills consistently deliver to clients the results they need both inside and outside the courtroom.  He focuses his practice on solving his clients’ problems under a variety of conflicts and disputes that businesses may face, and handles complex commercial litigation in a variety of contexts.  As an integral member of Polsinelli’s insurance recovery group, works with clients on fire loss recovery. He also assists clients to recover their insurance benefits from reluctant insurers.  In a long list of such representations, Jonathan has achieved recoveries under a variety of policies, including general liability, fidelity, builders risk, professional liability, directors & officers liability, crop insurance, and errors & omissions, to name a few. He also routinely represents clients in CERCLA, RCRA, and other environmental matters, as well as in product liability disputes.

Jonathan is an experienced attorney, representing clients in state and federal courts throughout the United States, including for appeals, mediation, arbitration, and matters before state and federal agencies. 

  • Assisted policyholder obtain coverage under property policy for multi-million dollar losses based on devastating fire damage at numerous commercial buildings. 
  • Recovery under numerous insurance policies spanning decades of time for costs of environmental cleanup at numerous sites throughout the United States.
  • Successfully negotiated full indemnification and defense fees from an insurance carrier for claim by a borrowed employee of a temp agency that sustained extremely severe injuries while working at a client’s premises.
  • Recovered full policy limits from an insurance carrier under a federal crop insurance program.  Represented a large nursery grower client in arbitration, multiple government agencies, and federal court to obtain recovery. Also successfully litigated a claim against an insurance agent/broker to favorable settlement.
  • Successfully positioned a client for favorable settlement through litigation in a matter involving environmental cleanup at a closed mining site.
  • Obtained recovery under fidelity policies for losses sustained at a client’s international manufacturing plant from key employees’ dishonesty.
  • In a matter involving tens of millions of dollars and ongoing viability of client, successfully navigated litigation involving reinsurance obligations and rescission claims through federal court and arbitration to a very favorable settlement.
  • Representation of numerous clients in Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act related environmental matters, both as plaintiffs and defendants.