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Jonathan T. Walton, Jr.

Shareholder / Detroit


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude 1981)
  • Dartmouth College (A.B., magna cum laude, 1978)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Supreme Court

Jonathan T. Walton, Jr. received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan cum laude in 1981. He received his A.B. from Dartmouth College magna cum laude in 1978. His practice covers all areas of complex commercial and corporate litigation and related transactional matters. 

Jonathan's focus includes cases arising from commercial transactions, the Uniform Commercial Code, the federal and state securities laws, banking laws and bankruptcy litigation. In the areas of banking, commercial, construction and real estate litigation, he represents lenders, contractors and owners on construction-related claims, and lenders and borrowers in commercial and residential foreclosure matters, large loan defaults and collections, lien priority disputes, and title insurance company liability.

Jonathan specializes in all aspects of creditors’ rights, including secured asset recoveries, large debt collections and bankruptcy collections and litigation. He has expertise in transactional matters ranging from purchase and acquisition of mortgage portfolios and related due diligence, drafting of commercial contracts, business formation, loan workouts and real estate transactions.

Professional Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan 
    • Real Property Law Section
    • Business Law Section
    • Litigation Section.
Honors & Distinctions
  • Achieved an AV© peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018
  • Case Evaluator, Wayne County in Oakland County Circuit Courts
Publications & Presentations
  • Land Contract Forfeiture Road Map, Michigan Real Property Review, Spring 2007. (Co-author with Laura Faussie)
  • Bankruptcy Preference Litigation-Insult to Injury and a Sign of the Times-Bowman and Brooke Commercial Law Symposium, December 2008
  • "How to Get Paid for the Goods/Services You Sell: A Lesson in Law for Suppliers", seminar presented for members of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce