Jonathan S. Gelber is originally from the New Jersey and New York area, but considers himself to be a Virginian, having lived the majority of his life in northern Virginia. Mr. Gelber is the Senior Attorney and shareholder of the firm and has been practicing law within the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1984. He has also been licensed in the District of Columbia since 1985 and in the state of Maryland since 2005. Mr. Gelber graduated from the George Mason University School of Law in 1984, and received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University School of Language and Linguistics in 1978.
While many seek Mr. Gelber’s expertise in the collections area, Mr. Gelber is, in fact, an experienced litigator, having handled cases in the areas of commercial law, business litigation, defensive litigation, common arbitration, and domestic relations, among others. He has even been involved in the defense of a court martial proceeding.
As an experienced and known attorney in the northern Virginia area, Mr. Gelber has taught Continuing Legal Education courses for lawyers, and frequently advises other attorneys on various matters in litigation, with a special focus on areas of commercial and collection law. In addition to the professional and bar association memberships listed below, Mr. Gelber has lectured at the annual meeting of the Virginia Creditors Bar Association, is a Guardian ad Litem for Incapacitated Adults in both Arlington and Fairfax counties, and has been a member of the Arlington County Judicial Bar Selection Committee, where he participated in the selection of three judges. Mr. Gelber is also a member of the Virginia State Bar Fourth District Subcommittee, Section 1, which meets on a regular basis to hear cases regarding attorneys charged with various acts by the Virginia State Bar. Mr. Gelber further speaks a fairly fluent German with smatterings of other languages.
District of Columbia, 1985
Virginia Supreme Court
U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Virginia State Bar
Arlington County Bar Association
Fairfax County Bar Association
Commercial Law League of America
National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys
Virginia Creditors Bar Association
Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys