Jonathan L. McGehee joined Lane & Waterman in 2022. Jonathan primarily specializes in intellectual property, encompassing a diverse array of matters such as copyright, trademark, media law, licensing, mergers & acquisitions, start-ups, and commercial litigation.
Jonathan earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design (B.EnvD) from The University of Colorado Boulder. Subsequently, he pursued his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. During his time at Chicago-Kent, he concentrated on intellectual property law, culminating in the attainment of a J.D. Certificate in IP. Additionally, Jonathan served as the treasurer for Chicago-Kent’s Irish American Law Student Association (IALSA).
In terms of practical experience, Jonathan undertook a Judicial Externship in the 14th Judicial Circuit in Rock Island, IL in the summer of 2021, wherein he honed his skills in legal research and writing. Furthermore, in 2022, he served as a Law Clerk at a boutique IP firm in Chicago. His role involved assisting international artists and brands in curbing the sale of counterfeit products from unauthorized overseas manufacturers.
Jonathan takes pride in his roots as a native of the Quad Cities, having graduated from Moline High School in 2014. Jonathan is delighted to return to the Quad Cities to practice law in the company of friends and family. Outside the professional realm, Jonathan enjoys local concerts, skiing, golf, and tennis.
University of Colorado, Boulder (B.EnvD 2018)
Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., Certificate in Intellectual Property, 2023)
Illinois – 2023
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Chicago Bar Association
Member, The Dillon Inn of Court
CALI Excellence for the Future Award (highest grade)
Legal Writing III [Contracts] (Spring 2022)
Advertising and Marketing Law (Fall 2023)
Video Game Law (Spring 2023).