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Jonathan M. Arthur, Esq.

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Jonathan M. Arthur, Esq.

Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C.
105 S 1st Street
Richmond, VA 2319
(804) 783-2000 
(804) 991-4308 (d)
(540) 246-0818 fax

Bar Admissions:

  • Commonwealth of Virginia – All Courts – 12/4/2013
  • Federal District Courts, EDVA, WDVA
  • United States Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Education, Experience & Awards:

  • 2013 – University of Richmond
    Richmond, Virginia
  •  Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
  • Ranked top 15% of his class
  • Cum Laude
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Society
  • 2009 – Virginia Commonwealth University
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Cum Laude
  • Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity
  • Julia Haley Latane Merit Scholar
  • President, VCU Philosophy Club
  • 2000-2004 United States Marine Corps

2023 – “Rising Star” – Super Lawyers, Selected by Peers

2014 “Virginia’s Legal Elite” – Virginia Business
Selected by Virginia Attorneys


Representative Cases:

UNDISCLOSED – Settlement in excess of $1 Million!

Cromartie v Billings, 298 Va. 284, 837 S.E.2d 247 (2020) – civil rights case

Castle v. Rite Aid Corp., 97 Va. Cir. 443, 443 (Cir. Ct. 2015) – malicious prosecution and defamation

BHR Recovery Cmtys., Inc. v. Top Seek, LLC, 355 F. Supp. 3d 416, 420 (E.D. Va. 2018) – Diversity Litigation & Lanham Act

MT Tech. Enters., LLC v. Nolte (In re Nolte), 542 B.R. 185, 187 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2015) – bankruptcy discharge issues

Marshall v. Waters, (Hanover Circuit – 2018) – civil rights jury trial

Cromartie v Billings, (Petersburg Circuit – 2015) – civil rights jury trial

In re: Michael Coakley, (Hanover Circuit – 2020) – Estate litigation

McKinney v Cox, (Hanover Circuit – 2016) Defamation defense

[Undisclosed v Undisclosed], (Augusta Circuit – 2020) – Defamation

[Undisclosed v Undisclosed], (Chesterfield Circuit – 2019) – Civil Rights

Fornell v Hancock, (Hanover Circuit 2017) – Defamation and Malicious Prosecution




Mr. Arthur joined the law firm as an associate in 2013.

He is fluent in Spanish and his practice includes civil litigation, civil rights, wills and trusts, contracts, business and commercial law.  He also practices in the areas of criminal defense and constitutional law.

Mr. Arthur has successfully represented a number of clients in matters related to excessive use of force by law enforcement.  He is known for his professional, aggressive and thorough approach to litigation.

He was admitted to practice law in Virginia in 2012.  Mr. Arthur graduated with Latin honors from the University of Richmond School of Law. He finished in the top 15% of his class and was inducted into Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Society.

For his undergraduate degree, Mr. Arthur attended Virginia Commonwealth University where he earned a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, Cum Laude, and a minor in Spanish.  While at Virginia Commonwealth University Mr. Arthur served as the President of the Virginia Commonwealth University Philosophy club and was a Julia Haley Latane Merit Scholar.

Prior to college Mr. Arthur enlisted for four years in the United States Marine Corps.

His interests include analytic and continental philosophy, camping, scuba diving, travel, playing guitar, and cooking.


Proceedings of the Southeast Philosophy Congress, Volume 2, 2009, Jonathan Arthur,
External Sufficient Conditions and Moral Responsibility, pp. 16-23.


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