Jonathan Chane is a founding member of Chane Socarras, PLLC. Jonathan is an AV Rated civil trial attorney whose practice is dedicated to representing a wide range of clients, from individuals to business professionals and corporations in disputes before state and federal courts as well as in alternative dispute forums. Jonathan left a large, international law firm so that he could provide personal attention and the highest quality of legal services to his clients. In his practice, Jonathan represents individuals and businesses in complex civil litigation, including financial and complex business disputes, real estate and construction litigation, and appeals of residential and commercial property taxes. In addition to his litigation practice, Jonathan is both a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator, where is serves as a neutral in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
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Prior to establishing his own firm, Jonathan was a shareholder at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, PA, where for 15 years he represented clients in a wide variety of complex business and commercial litigation matters. Prior to that Jonathan also served as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting criminal cases in the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida. His professionalism and experience has earned him an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and “Top Lawyer” status from the South Florida Legal Guide. Jonathan has also been selected to the Florida Super Lawyers list in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 in the area of Business Litigation, an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys in specific practice areas who are chosen after thorough evaluation of numerous criteria. Jonathan was also selected in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for 2021.
Jonathan devotes a significant amount of time to his community and charitable activities. In 2016, Jonathan’s passion for public service led him to run for United States Congress to represent Florida’s 18th Congressional District, which includes Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties. Organizations that endorsed Jonathan included the Florida AFL-CIO, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, National Organization for Women, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Palm Beach County Clean Water Defenders, Progressive Democratic Caucus of Florida and Democracy for America (DFA). He continues to bring the same energy that he brought to his race for Congress to fighting for his clients.
Additionally, Jonathan is the immediate past President of the Board of Trustees of Temple Judea in Palm Beach Gardens and is active in the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. He has also volunteered his time providing pro bono legal representation to Holocaust ghetto survivors seeking reparations from the German government and to children and young adults aging out of the Palm Beach County foster care system.
Jonathan’s professional associations include the Florida Justice Association, the Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Martin County Bar Association.
Jonathan received his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida.
- Stetson University College of Law, J.D.
- University of Florida, B.A.
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for Northern District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
- Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
- AV Preeminent Rated®, Martindale-Hubbell
- Florida Super Lawyers, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 (Business Litigation)
- Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2021
- U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms List in Florida, 2020 (Commercial Litigation)