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KaiserDillon PLLC Welcomes Experienced Trial Attorney Jonathan S. Jeffress

DC Litigation Boutique Continues Growth with Addition of Former Federal Public Defender

KaiserDillon PLLC, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm that represents individuals and small businesses facing government investigations, white-collar matters, and complex commercial litigation is pleased to announce that former Assistant Federal Public Defender Jonathan S. Jeffress has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Jeffress’s practice will focus on defending individuals and businesses in white-collar cases involving fraud, false statements, bribery, public corruption, and other criminal and civil matters.

“I’ve watched with admiration as Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon have built one of the premier litigation boutiques in Washington, DC,” said Jonathan Jeffress. “I’m particularly excited about the firm’s dedication to helping people in serious trouble during some of the most difficult times of their lives. I look forward to using my 12 years of trial experience to help the firm continue to get great results for its clients.”

Jonathan has an extensive background in both criminal and civil matters. As an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia, Mr. Jeffress represented clients in all phases of federal criminal prosecution, won acquittals in over half a dozen jury trials, and successfully argued numerous appeals. Jonathan is a frequent lecturer on law enforcement sting operations to Federal Defender Offices across the country and to members of the Criminal Justice Act Panels. He serves as a Lead Screening Committee Member on the Clemency Project 2014, reviewing applications for executive clemency in the wake of changes in federal sentencing law. Prior to joining the Federal Public Defender’s office, Jonathan practiced at Williams & Connolly LLP, where he worked on criminal and civil matters in federal and state courts, including the defense of a high-profile accounting fraud prosecution and a grand jury investigation regarding a Presidential pardon.

“Jon is a fantastic addition to the KaiserDillon team,” founding partner Matt Kaiser said.  “I’ve known Jon since we worked together at Williams & Connolly. His trial experience, dedication to his clients, and intimate knowledge of the federal courts here in Washington is unmatched. I can’t wait to see how Jon will help us write the next chapter of the firm.”

Mr. Jeffress is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.  He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Chief Notes Editor of the University of Virginia Law Review. After graduation, Mr. Jeffress clerked for United States District Court Judge Thomas F. Hogan. He received his B.A. from Williams College (cum laude).