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Jonathan C. Veres

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Phone: (412) 593-4529
Fax: (412) 418-8159

27 W Main St
Carnegie, Pennsylvania 15106

Jonathan Veres is an Associate Attorney for Joe Pometto Law and his practice focuses on Family Law, Criminal Defense, Traffic, and Civil Litigation. Attorney Veres has experience helping clients with divorce, custody, child support and any matter concerning the family courts. He also handles everything in the criminal courts from serious felony and misdemeanor charges to traffic violations and summary offenses. Attorney Veres enjoys the trial aspect of legal work and especially presenting oral arguments in court.

Prior to joining Joe Pometto Law, Attorney Veres worked with Neighborhood Legal Services in Pittsburgh where he expunged criminal records for low-income clients to open up employment and housing opportunities for them. When representing criminal defense clients, Jonathan relies on his work in Expungement Law to keep his clients’ futures in mind, and their records clean – well past any plea deals. This is in line with the founding principle of Joe Pometto Law: People Come First.

Attorney Veres attended Duquesne University School of Law, where he won the prestigious Court Call Award for his competition on the school’s rigorous Appellate Moot Court Board. There, he and his moot court team bested forty other teams to win the National Championship in the Robert F. Wagner Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition. At that same competition, Jonathan won Best Preliminary Round Petitioner Oralist, and his team won Best Petitioner Brief. He has since returned as an Appellate Moot Court Board coach to pass on the guidance he received in the program to current Duquesne Law students.

In his spare time, Jonathan trains in Judo, a Japanese martial art focusing on throwing, grappling, and competition. A first-degree black belt, or Shodan, Jonathan dedicates most of his spare time to teaching and training new students and children in the martial art he loves. He’s trained and competed in Judo for almost a decade, and currently trains under Master Christopher Moore, a Fifth Degree black belt (Godan), and Kyoshi Ron Pardini, a Seventh Degree black belt (Shichidan).

Education

J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2021

  • Student Bar Association
    • President (2020-2021)
  • Appellate Moot Court Board
  • Criminal Prosecution Program
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Academic Excellence Program
    • Mentor
  • Criminal Law Society Juris
    • Contributing Writer

M.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville, 2018

B.A., California University of Pennsylvania, 2016

  • CalU Judo & Self-Defense Club – President and Founder Acacia International Fraternity
    • Undergraduate Counselor

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2021
Supreme Court of the State of Pennsylvania, 2021
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member Since: Member since 2021

Allegheny County Bar Association
Member Since: 2021

Awards & Accreditations
  • Court Call Award – 2021
  • Justice Louis L. Mandarino Honor Society - 2021
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"On June 26, 2017, Attorney Pometto handled a case for us defending our son. He was professional, attentive, understood our goal and put into place his plan to make that goal happen. He provided immediate responses to our calls and concerns and truly left us feeling that we were in good hands. The outcome of the hearing was exactly what he said it would be and we could not have been happier. We fully endorse this attorney and believe him to be a talented, knowledgable professional who will give his best." Marsha