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Jonathan B. Bass is a trial lawyer who focuses his national practice on resolving complex business disputes in state court, federal court, and through arbitration.


  • General litigation
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Business disputes
  • Real property disputes
  • Securities litigation and investigations



  • Prior to law school, Jonathan spent six years working as a finance business analyst at a Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods and healthcare company.
  • United States Navy
    • Commander, U.S. Navy Reserve, 2005-Present
    • Operations Officer and Royal Bahraini Air Force Liaison Officer, 2013-2014
    • Surface Warfare Officer, USS Cushing (DD 985), 2003-2005
    • Student, Surface Warfare Officer School, 2002-2003
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Lisa Green, Dallas County Criminal Court No. 5, 2015

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2017
    • Articles Editor, SMU Law Review Association, 2016-2017
    • Staff Editor, SMU Law Review Association, 2015-2016
  • M.B.A., Texas A&M University, Mays Business School, 2007
    • Graduate Certificate in Advanced International Affairs, George Bush School of Government and Public Service, 2006
  • B.A., cum laude, Texas A&M University, 2002
    • Member, Corps of Cadets
    • Distinguished Naval Graduate
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas