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2022 Annual Dinner Co-Chair Spotlight: Jonathan Harmon, McGuireWoods

Jonathan P. Harmon

A nationally known trial lawyer, Jon Harmon represents Fortune 500 companies in bet-the-company litigation across the country. His clients include some of the largest U.S. financial institutions as well as telecommunications giants and leading automotive, food and product manufacturers. Companies often call on him to “parachute” into high-exposure cases shortly before trial and he has won verdicts in some of the most difficult, pro-plaintiff venues in the nation.

Harmon graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served as a U.S. Army first lieutenant in the Middle East during Operation Desert Storm. He was one of five experts appointed to an independent review panel that uncovered systemic failures at Fort Hood following the 2020 disappearance and murder of Spc. Vanessa Guillén. He was instrumental in launching McGuireWoods’ Veteran Lawyers Network, which supports military veterans inside the firm and provides pro bono legal assistance to servicemembers nationwide.

He serves on the board of Pro Bono Institute and participates in McGuireWoods’ pro bono initiatives. He assists clients in an innovative medical-legal partnership with VCU Health and Dominion Energy that serves low-income patients and their families. He is part of the firm’s Appellate Justice Initiative, which seeks out important and emerging constitutional and criminal law issues that unfairly penalize defendants to provide pro bono appellate representation to incarcerated clients. Harmon also is involved in the National Veterans Legal Services Program where he provides legal advice and advocacy to veterans.

For more than 20 years, Harmon has volunteered to teach Bible lessons to juvenile and adult inmates at state and federal corrections facilities.

About McGuireWoods’ Pro Bono Commitment
McGuireWoods lawyers have provided pro bono legal services for more than a century and commitment to our communities is one of the firm’s core values. Representing pro bono clients who could not otherwise afford legal counsel is a vital part of that commitment.

McGuireWoods provides thousands of hours annually in free legal services to handle pro bono work including housing matters, immigration asylum matters, domestic violence restraining orders, benefits representation, court-appointed criminal defense, children’s advocacy, legal representation to veterans and active servicemembers, general counseling for nonprofit groups and more.

Client Pro Bono Partnerships
One way McGuireWoods distinguishes itself with respect to pro bono legal representation is through its innovative pro bono partnerships with clients and other organizations across the country — partnerships the firm began cultivating more than a decade ago. The firm collaborates with more than a dozen clients to provide pro bono legal services that make a true difference in communities.

PBI is grateful to Jon Harmon and McGuireWoods for their pro bono leadership!

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