Born in South Africa , Jonathan grew up in a family with a deep connection to, and regard for, the law. His father, was a long term civil rights lawyer who helped Nelson Mandela establish the first black law partnership in South Africa during the Apartheid era. Indeed, his mother was imprisoned by the South African security police for her work in civil rights and black empowerment.
Today, Jonathan specializes in corporate litigation and entertainment litigation in both State and Federal courts.
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While attending Loyola Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2007, Mr. Howell served as the senior production editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review. During law school, he also had the opportunity to work on a variety of challenging cases for the Honorable Carl J. West with the County of Los Angeles Superior Court of California. As a judicial clerk for the judge, he gleaned invaluable experience handling class action cases and other complex matters. Before attending Loyola, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in information and computer science from the University of California, Irvine, in 2003.