Cozen O’Connor: Ciriello, Jonathan M.

Jonathan M. Ciriello

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2732

(215) 665-2013

Jon is an experienced commercial litigator focusing his practice on construction law. He counsels and represents project owners and developers, contractors, and design professionals in all stages of construction projects, including contract formation/negotiations, project management, pre-suit investigation of potential claims, and litigation of claims. Jon has litigated a wide range of claims from traditional breach of contract actions to extracontractual claims, insurance-related claims, and mechanics’ lien claims on some of the largest projects in the United States, including in federal and state courts. In addition to his construction law practice, Jon also represents clients of the firm’s life insurance and annuities group litigating claims involving bad faith, lapses, cost of insurance and premium changes, and STOLI/secondary market issues.

Jon also serves the Philadelphia community through his pro bono work, working with the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP) serving most recently as counsel to a family in a dispute with a private commercial lender regarding a student loan.

Jon earned his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College where he was a two-year captain of the varsity men’s basketball team. Jon then earned his law degree, cum laude, from Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law. While earning his law degree, Jon was a judicial intern to The Honorable Michael M. Baylson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 

Experience

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014
  • Hamilton College, B.A., 2011

Awards & Honors

Reader’s Choice Best Lawyer in Delaware, 2015

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Youth Basketball “PYB,” Member

NextGen, Committee Member

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member

New Jersey Bar Association, Member

Philadelphia County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division