Jonathan Ettman is a member of the New Jersey Bar and the New York Bar. He graduated cum laude from New York Law School where he was an editor on the New York Law School’s Journal of Human Rights.

In addition to his extensive trial work and arbitration handling a wide range of commercial disputes, he has also argued various appeals before the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court including disputes pertaining to the enforcement of an arbitration provision of a contract and the interpretation and enforcement of loan documents.

  • Admitted to New Jersey State Bar: 1998
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey 1998
  • Admitted to New York State Bar: 1998
  • Admitted U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2005

Professional Memberships:

Justice Robert L. Clifford Inn of Court

When not practicing law, Mr. Ettman enjoys playing sports and engaging in other fitness-related activities, coaching youth sports, and cooking.

My Perspective

'I am a seasoned litigator with over 17 years of experience handling a variety of business-related disputes for a diverse group of clients, ranging from major financial institutions and corporations to small family owned businesses and individuals. While the cases I handle vary from complex financial disputes to more routine matters, I pride myself on bringing a solid understanding of law and business to every assignment. I understand that litigation almost always represents an option of last resort and more often than not presents a significant burden for the client. My approach is to be assertive, practical and results oriented, with careful attention paid to cost management. Some of my significant recent matters include:

  • successfully representing an oppressed minority shareholder in an action that resulted in recognizing the client’s ownership interest against claims of non-ownership;
  • representing national and local banks and lenders in numerous commercial and residential foreclosure matters and loan sales, recovering properties and judgments totaling multiple millions of dollars;
  • successfully representing an insured against its insurance broker and insurance carrier, resulting in a settlement securing $5,000,000 in coverage instead of the $50,000 policy limit originally asserted by the insurance carrier;
  • representing condominium owners in successfully compelling their condominium association to hold a new election of its board of directors.

During the course of my career handling a broad array of matters, including contract disputes, collection actions, mortgage foreclosures, workouts, shareholder and partnership disputes, restrictive covenant actions, insurance disputes and professional liability matters, I have learned that one of the most important skills of a good lawyer is to be able to understand a client’s objectives and then develop a legal strategy that is well suited to realize those objectives at a fair and reasonable cost.”

Admissions Details

  • 1998, New York
  • 1998, New Jersey
  • 1998, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • 2005, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


  • New York Law School, Class of 1997, J.D.
    • cum laude
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Class of 1992, B.A.
    • cum laude

Office Location

  • Glen Rock Office


    65 Harristown Road,
    Suite 207,
    Glen Rock, New Jersey 07452