Marc D. Jonas, Esq. Named 2023 Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – Land Use and Zoning Law in the Philadelphia Area
Marc D. Jonas, Esq. has been named by Best Lawyers in America® the 2023 Lawyer of the Year for Litigation in Land Use and Zoning Law in the Philadelphia Area.
This is a repeat of the notable peer recognition in 2021 and 2018: Lawyer of the Year for Litigation in Land Use and Zoning Law in the Philadelphia Area.
In 2017, Marc was singled out as Lawyer of the Year for Land Use and Zoning Law in the Philadelphia Area.
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with the “Lawyer of the Year” award.
Since 2012, Mr. Jonas has been repeatedly selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in two fields — Land Use and Zoning Law and Litigation in Land Use and Zoning.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Mr. Jonas has an established track record and reputation from his peers as one of the preeminent land use attorneys in Pennsylvania with extensive experience in real estate, land use/zoning, and municipal law — representing individuals, businesses, institutions, and municipal boards. He serves as solicitor to the Zoning Hearing Boards of Towamencin, Upper Merion, and Lower Salford Townships. He has served Straban Township as its special counsel for land use litigation matters, as well as special counsel for Cheltenham Township and the Derry Township School District.
Following his service in the United States Air Force Reserve, Mr. Jonas began his legal career as law clerk to President Judge James S. Bowman of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. He is a previous board chairman of the Montgomery County Planning Commission.
Mr. Jonas’ credentials are significant. He is a frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Montgomery Bar Association Real Estate Committee.
Based on endorsements from colleagues and clients, Mr. Jonas has been selected for inclusion in:
• Real Estate/Land Use law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business;
• Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine;
• The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Land Use and Zoning law and Litigation in Land Use and Zoning law; and
• Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell.
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