Jonathan Lienhard is a partner with Holtzman Vogel and focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, civil litigation, and white-collar criminal defense.

Jonathan began his career as a Navy JAG Corps prosecutor in Norfolk, Virginia, and served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. For over 25 years he has tried cases before juries and judges in federal court, state court, and military courts-martial.

Jonathan has also argued cases before the Virginia Supreme Court, while briefing numerous cases before U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal and filing briefs at the Supreme Court of the United States. 

Clerkship/Government Experience

  • Navy JAG Corps prosecutor
  • Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia

Recent Commerical Litigation

  • Deleo v. Nat'l Republican Senatorial Comm., No. 2:21-cv-03807 (BRM) (ESK), 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 210858 (D.N.J. 2021
  • Camunas v. Nat'l Republican Senatorial Comm., 541 F. Supp. 3d 595 (E.D. Pa. 2021)
  • Camunas v. Nat'l Republican Senatorial Comm., 570 F. Supp. 3d 288 (E.D. Pa. 2021)

Recent SCOTUS Amicus Filings

  • Brnovich v. Democratic Nat'l Comm., Supreme Court of the United States, Brief
  • 303 Creative LCC and Lorie Smith. V. Aubrey Elenis, et al., Supreme Court of the United States, Brief
  • Dobbs v. Jackson Womens Health Organization, et al., Supreme Court of the United States, Brief

Other Representative Matters

  • Defend tax advisory business against multi-million-dollar lawsuit brought by state attorney general.
  • Defend state ballot order statute at trial in federal district court and at the U.S Court of Appeals.
  • Obtain dismissal of business from multi-million -dollar business conspiracy and business torts case in state trial court.
  • Defend election official against criminal investigation resulting in special prosecutor bringing no charges.
  • Defeat economic conspiracy claim filed against grocery chain in state trial court.
  • Successfully defended former CEO in civil conversion trial in state trial court.
  • Win Circuit Court trial in dispute over cell tower lease and successfully oppose appeal to VA Supreme Court.
  • Represent individual interviewed by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.
  • As a special assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of VA, prosecuted felonies and misdemeanors including fraud and embezzlement; tried numerous bench trials, ran misdemeanor docket in U.S. District Court.
  • As a Navy prosecutor, he oversaw prosecution of more than 70 special and general courts martial, including jury trials, and directed numerous criminal investigations.
  • Virginia State Bar Litigation Section Board of Governors, Member and Secretary
  • American Inn of Court, George Mason Chapter,Master Member
  • American Legion -Post 72,Executive Committee Member
  • Fauquier County Bar Association, Former President
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV rating
  • Northern Virginia Magazine, “Top Lawyer”
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1997
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1994
  • Virginia Bar (1997)
  • Maryland Bar (2005)
  • District of Columbia Bar (2001)
  • Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States (2019)