The son of east Texas teachers, Jonathan Charles Andresen was raised on a working cattle ranch near the small town of Commerce, Texas. After a focused and leadership oriented upbringing, he was accepted to Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas where he joined the Corps of Cadets and their renowned Company E-2. He graduated with a B.S. in Political Science in 2000 and went on to work as a congressional aide to Congressman Joe Barton on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.
After returning to Texas in 2001, Jonathan enrolled at South Texas College of Law in Houston, where he excelled on the school’s varsity moot court and mock trial teams, helping them win many accolades and awards in the two years he participated. He graduated in 2004 with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence.
Before founding The Andresen Firm, Jonathan worked for some of the most select private litigation firms in Houston. He has litigated cases in state and federal court in seventeen other states besides Texas including, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington.
After working across the country, Jonathan started The Andresen Firm in April 2007 to offer people and small businesses nationwide a location where they could have their legal questions and concerns handled by the finest attorneys available.
South Texas College of Law (J.D., 2004)
Honors – Dean’s List; Dean’s Merit Scholarship
Moot Court/Mock Trial – Natl. Health Law Moot Court Championship (Finalist) 2003; Natl. Mock Trial Competition Michigan State University 2003; S. Tex. Col. of Law Summer Mock Trial Competition (Semi-finalist) 2003; Judge Brown Natl. Admiralty Moot Court Competition 2003; Natl. Mock Trial Competition Michigan State University (Semi-finalist) 2002; S. Tex. Intramural Mock Trial Competition 2002; S. Tex. Intramural Moot Court Competition (Semi-finalist, top brief award) 2002
Texas A&M University (B.S., Political Science, 2000)
Honors – Dean’s Honor List; Distinguished Student Award; Commandant’s Honor List; Political Science Academic Honor Society; Corps of Cadets (Company E-2); Ross Volunteer Company; Fish Drill Team
O’Quinn, Laminack & Pirtle, LLP – associated/contract attorney
Faubus & Taft, LLP – associate, law clerk
Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Matthews & Friend – law clerk to Nick C. Nichols
The Honorable Joe Barton – Congressional Aide, Intern, Washington D.C.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS (past & current)
Texas Bar Association
American Bar Association
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
Texas Young Lawyers Association
LMC Complete Automotive, Inc. v. Ronald Burke, 229 S.W.3d 469 (Tex.App. – Houston 1st Dist.] 2007, pet. den’d).
“Overcoming Settlement Obstacles in Mediation” 2003 – Co-Author with Nick Nichols and Jeb Waite. Medical Malpractice Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
“An Advocate’s Manual” – Rice University Mock Trial Program 2005; updated 2007, 2009, 2010.
Head Coach, Rice University Mock Trial Program; 2005 – 2010
Guest Speaker, South Texas College of Law – 2005
Guest Speaker, Rice University – 2006, 2007, 2008
Mock Trial & Moot Court Judge, 2005 – 2009
Eagle Scout – 1994