University of Florida - College of Law, J.D. 1997
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Palm Beach County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jonathan Wasserman, a native of South Florida, has been practicing law in Palm Beach County since 1997. Mr. Wasserman began his career as an Assistant State Attorney for Palm Beach County. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Wasserman handled all types of criminal cases ranging from DUIs and Domestic Violence to various Felonies such as Drug Cases and Violent Crimes including Homicide. While at the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Wasserman worked in multiple divisions developing quality experience in all aspects of criminal trial law. As a prosecutor, he filed cases, served as a division chief and also worked in a specialty unit prosecuting major drug cases and other crimes associated with such charges. By spending over five years as a prosecutor, Mr. Wasserman gained great experience handling criminal cases.
From 2002-2003 Mr. Wasserman worked for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office as an Assistant Legal Advisor. While there, Mr. Wasserman was responsible for handling forfeiture cases on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office when property was seized as a result of an arrest. In 2003, Mr. Wasserman resigned from the government and soon dedicated himself exclusively to criminal defense. After gaining valuable experience in the private sector as a criminal defense attorney, the Law Office of Jonathan Wasserman, PA was opened in 2007.
Mr. Wasserman has extensive jury trial experience in criminal cases. Such matters include DUI, Domestic Battery, Assault, Aggravated Battery, Resisting Arrest, Drug Cases, Firearms Charges, Burglary and Homicide. This allowed Mr. Wasserman to apply for Board Certification in Criminal Trial Law with the Florida Bar. After passing the examination in 2007, Mr. Wasserman was recognized by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney.
Mr. Wasserman is a member of several associations, including the National, Florida and Palm Beach Associations of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Mr. Wasserman has served as a member of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Additionally, Mr. Wasserman has served on the Florida Bar Committee for the Unlicensed Practice of Law for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. When not in court, Mr. Wasserman is an avid scuba diver and a PADI certified Divemaster and Rescue Diver. Mr. Wasserman is also a sponsor of Pet Haven Rescue, a non-profit animal rescue in Palm Beach County.
Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, Mr. Wasserman attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. It was there as an undergraduate that he became passionate about the criminal justice system under the guidance of Paul Cromwell, PhD. While in college, Mr. Wasserman interned with the State Attorney’s Office in Miami which is what cemented his desire to attend law school. In 1994, Mr. Wasserman obtained his undergraduate degree with a double major in Criminology and History and graduated with Honors.
Mr. Wasserman then attended Law School at the University of Florida. While there, Mr. Wasserman interned with the Public Defender’s Office in Ocala, FL. During this internship he gained valuable experience representing individuals accused of crimes. It was also during this time that he conducted his first jury trial. In 1997, Mr. Wasserman obtained his law degree and began his career in Palm Beach County.
Jonathan Wasserman is a second generation attorney in South Florida. His father, Richard W. Wasserman, practiced law in Miami-Dade County from 1959-2012. Jonathan attributes his tireless work ethic to his father who represented individuals in South Florida for over fifty years.