Jonathan Lane is an attorney at JD Lane Law, a law firm in Maryland and Washington, DC. His practice focuses primarily on family law, including divorce, child custody, and protections for non-traditional families. He is interested in protecting the rights and self-determination of all individuals, partnerships, and families. He is especially focused on representing members of sexually diverse communities, including clients who identify as kinky, LGBTQ, polyamorous, and/or swingers. He is experienced as a litigator, mediator, and negotiator. Jonathan has an extensive history of pro bono service and is committed to serving clients at a range of income levels. Other areas of his practice include bankruptcy, contracts, and immigration.
Jonathan previously was an associate at the California-based law firm of Best Best & Krieger, and served as the Washington Representative of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life.
Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Change and received the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award. He graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with majors in Political Science and Environmental Studies. As an undergraduate he proposed, developed, and implemented the first solar energy installation on campus, and served on the staff of X Magazine, a sex and sexuality magazine published by the Student Forum on Sexuality.
This year Mr. Lane is available for free 15 minute consultations regarding family law (including child custody and divorce), protections for non-traditional relationships (like unmarried partners), and other legal concerns related to diverse sexualities and relationships just for Summit attendees! Consultations will not establish an attorney-client relationship and participants should avoid disclosing confidential information. Attendees will be able to explain concerns and scenarios in general terms, and Mr. Lane can explain how a lawyer would evaluate those scenarios, and what options a person with those concerns might have. Mr. Lane is licensed in Maryland and DC, but can consult regarding cases in other states. (Prospective clients in Maryland and DC are also welcome to contact Mr. Lane at any time.)
Mr. Lane will be available to see Summit attendees on:
Friday, August 4th 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday, August 5th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 6th after 2:30 pm
To schedule a time to see Mr. Lane please e-mail Mandy Farsace at Mandy@woodhullfoundation.org. Mr. Lane will also be available for drop-ins between scheduled appointments.