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Jonathan* is an associate at Lenczner Slaght. He received his JD from Osgoode Hall Law School, prior to which he obtained his Master of Arts in History from the University of Windsor. Through his experience studying historical trends, Jonathan approaches challenges by looking at the big picture; he solves§ legal problems by situating them in their wider context and focusing on the crux of the issue. Jonathan served as a Clerk for the Superior Court in Canada’s busiest trial court and knows the dynamics of a trial, allowing him to tackle emerging substantive and procedural problems head on. Jonathan was born and raised in Germany, but now calls Canada his home. .

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  • Practice Areas:
  • Bar Admissions:
    • Ontario (2022)
  • Education:
    • Osgoode Hall Law School (2021) JD
    • University of Windsor (2018) MA (History)
    • University of Windsor (2016) BA (Combined Honours – History & Political Science)

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Jonathan Mertz (he/him)

is a lawyer at Lenczner Slaght.

Prior to joining the firm, Jonathan clerked at the Superior Court of Justice and the Divisional Court. As a judicial law clerk, Jonathan gained first hand insight into judicial reasoning as he assisted judges on motions, appeals and applications for judicial review, and a host of civil trials.

Jonathan received his JD from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he placed in the top 4% of his graduating class. Throughout his time at Osgoode, Jonathan volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada on projects dedicated to poverty and mental health law. In his final year, Jonathan enrolled in Osgoode’s Mediation Clinic and acted as a community mediator for the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Counsel.

Before attending law school, Jonathan studied history at the University of Windsor where he received both his BA and MA. His thesis examined the role that political ideologies play in shaping our writing of history.

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