Jonathan Dever
Representative Jonathan Dever

Jonathan Dever, Esq brings a breadth of knowledge to the table for his clients. As a respected litigator, entrepreneur, and an accomplished legislator, he brings more than 20 years of combined experience and perspective handling a vast array of matters, from complex debt restructuring cases, family law and family business matters, to representing various interests in negotiation and advocacy before various bodies. As a strong advocate of individual rights in the legislature, he is able to draw upon his deep understanding of the issues while maintaining a big picture perspective on the desired outcome.

Jonathan is the founding and Managing Member of The Dever Law Firm located in West Chester, Ohio. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati, his Master's Degree in Industrial Labor Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, studied International Comparative Labor Relations at Adam Mischevich University, attended Oxford University St. Anne’s College, and received his Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law where he received a Certificate of Concentration in Employment and Labor law and was a Member of the Law Review Staff.

While serving in his first term in the Ohio House of Representatives, the Speaker chose him to serve as the Chairman of the Financial Institutions Housing and Urban Development Committee. As Chair, he carefully oversaw the reform of the Ohio Installment Loan Act. In addition, he wrote and passed comprehensive foreclosure reform, helping families stay in their homes while improving the legal processes expediting cases of vacancy and abandonment. representative dever

Jonathan has been a strong voice of the disabled, passing the Ohio Able Act, the first of its kind in the Nation, effectively giving people with disabilities the power to save and invest for their future.

In his law practice, Jonathan has been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star by Law and Politics. He has also been recognized by Strathmore's Who's Who. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio, before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Southern District Court of Ohio. Jonathan's areas of practice include general litigation, dental law, foreclosure Law, loan workouts, debt restructuring, real estate litigation, debtor creditor rights, asset protection, and dissolution of marriage.

Memberships and Affiliations

Hamilton County Transportation Improvement District Board Member
Ohio ABLE Advisory Board
Minority Development Finance Advisory Board
Past HCESP Board Member – COAOhio Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association
Butler County Bar Association
Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati
Mechanicsburg #113, York Rite Rader Urbana, Past Member
Phi Delta Theta - Ohio Theta

Ohio County Board of Disabilities Legislator of the Year
Ohio Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture
Ohio Super-Lawyer Ohio Rising Star
Strathmore’s Who’s Who



Professional Profiles

The Dever Law Firm
9146 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd.
West Chester, Ohio 45069
Tel:  (513) 823-2112
Toll: (877) 464-5297
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Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio


  • J.D., Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
  • M.I.L.R., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Hours of Operation