Life at PLG: Founder and principal of PLG, leading our team and managing all business functions for the firm. Concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, mediation, and business strategy. Recognized in 2009 and 2010 as an “Indiana Rising Star” (the top 5% of Indiana lawyers under 40), and as an “Indiana SuperLawyer” (the top 5% of all Indiana lawyers) every year since 2010; included in every edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” since 2013. Life before PLG: Litigation partner with Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, one of the largest law firms in the United States, where he developed a national business litigation and trial practice. Served as the 2012 Chair of the Litigation Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Graduated from the University of Notre Dame (B.A. 1992) and Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington (J.D. Cum Laude 1995). Life beyond PLG: Instructor and program chair for the annual Indiana Trial Advocacy College, and frequent speaker on legal and business issues. Chairman Emeritus of the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, a national charity that raises over $5 million per year for children who need life-saving organ transplants. Lives in Indianapolis with his wife and their two teenage children.

Jonathan Bont

Attorney at Law 

Life at PLG:

  • Represents individuals at all stages of a criminal investigation and prosecution, including trial and appeal.

  • Assists students and teachers in Title IX and disciplinary proceedings.

  • Conducts corporate internal investigations into suspected fraud, embezzlement, and harassment.

  • Advises and represents individuals in civil noncompete, trade secret, and partnership/shareholder disputes.

  • Represents businesses and individuals in civil asset forfeiture lawsuits.

  • Represents clients in qui tam and other related whistleblower litigation.

Life before PLG:

  • Former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana where he prosecuted criminal and civil cases from investigation through trial and defended federal law enforcement officers accused of excessive force and extreme neglect.

  • Before becoming an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he previously practiced at Bose McKinney and Evans, LLP.

  • Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Larry J. McKinney, United States District Court Judge.

  • Graduated from Taylor University (B.A. 2006) and the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D. 2009, magna cum laude).

Life beyond PLG:

  • Jonathan is a frequent contributor to the The Indiana Lawyer on criminal defense issues.

  • He volunteers as a coach for his children’s sports teams.

  • He lives in Zionsville with his wife and three small children.

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Tel: 317.550.1855
Fax: 317.569.6016
Email: jon@paganelligroup.com