Profile

Jonathan Fellows is a trial attorney who handles cases in both state and federal courts. He has served as lead counsel to defendants in numerous class actions. He has handled all aspects of class action litigation, including discovery, motions for class certification, settlement negotiations and fairness hearings. He has handled class actions under ERISA, the New York Labor Law and the FLSA, shareholders rights, consumer rights and civil rights.

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  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Litigation and Controversy - Tax, 2011-2022 (listed for more than 10 years)
      • Lawyer of the Year - Syracuse, Litigation - Banking and Finance, 2016 
    • New York Super Lawyers®, General Litigation, 2022 (listed for more than 10 years)
    • Chambers USA 2022, Litigation: General Commercial
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
  • New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers, Commercial and Federal Litigation Sections
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Order of the Coif
  • Editor-in-Chief, Cornell Law Review
  • Mediator, ADR Mandatory Mediation Program, Northern District of New York

  • Quoted in 5 Tips for Avoiding Awkward Video-Conferencing Malfunctions in Courts, Depositions, Law.com, November 20, 2020
  • Review: Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, 4th Edition, Onondaga County Bar Reporter, June 2016

  • Moderator, Restrictive Covenants: The Good, the Bad and What the Future Holds, NYSBA Webinar, June 17, 2020
  • Class Action Refund Lawsuits Against Higher Educational Institutions, CICU Webinar, May 14, 2020

  • Chancellor, Episcopal Diocese of Central New York
  • Vestry Warden, St. Peter's Episcopal Church