Jonathan "Jonny" Baner focuses his practice on personal injury, debt collection, and appeals.
Jonny's personal injury practice is devoted to getting the right funds to the right people. Personal injury victims have been physically and emotionally injured by the fault of a negligent person or company. Personal injury encompasses motor vehicle wrecks, slip and falls, assaults, bicycle injuries, and even injuries from defective equipment at the gym or elsewhere.
In his appellate practice with an emphasis on civil appeals, Jonny has appeared before the Washington Supreme Court and the lower appellate courts, representing clients in both civil (to include family law appeals) and criminal appeals.
Jonny's civil litigation practice focuses on small to medium sized businesses with an emphasis on litigation. He represents businesses in meeting their regulatory and litigation needs including resolving disputes between co-owners of businesses.
In his collection work, he represents creditors that are individuals, businesses, and collection companies. The bulk of his practice involves discovering and garnishing or otherwise seizing assets of debtors for sale to the benefit of creditor clients.
In addition to his legal work, Jonny can often be found hunched over a computer creating custom software solutions for the firm or colleagues. His primary software development and utilization involves automating tasks to allow humans to act like humans and let the machines do the machine work.
Jonny was born and raised in St. Louis. Jonny was raised in a blue collar home, and that background remains important to him. His father was a union autoworker and his mother worked hospitality jobs. He attended undergraduate college at Missouri State in Springfield, Missouri. There he earned two bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Criminology with the intention of going to law school. He graduated with honors from Michigan State University College of Law. While in law school he married his wife/college sweetheart/law partner, Miranda Baner.
Jonny is in Tacoma by choice. He and his wife knew that they wanted to live in Tacoma, where there is year-round motorcycling and every outdoor adventure is within driving distance. His joys include motorcycle riding, bodybuilding, and doing the bidding of his young children and wife.