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Jonathan Dabbieri focuses his practice on construction and real property litigation, as well as employment, creditors’ remedies and insolvency. He has advised clients in the negotiation of construction contracts, the perfection, enforcement, and defense of mechanics’ liens and other construction disputes and in various other real property matters, including purchase contracts, leases, easements and other title issues. Jonathan has tried a broad range of commercial lawsuits, including construction contract, lease, title and other real property disputes, as well as breach of contract actions.  In addition to representation of creditors, he has also represented debtors, debtors in possession and Chapter 11 trustees.

As employment counsel, Jonathan has advised employers on a wide range of matters, including discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination claims, wage and hour matters and ADA compliance.

Jonathan served in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1976-1979 and was associate editor of the Indiana University Law Journal.

He has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell and was named a Top San Diego Lawyer in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by San Diego Magazine.


  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1976 cum laude
  • Columbia University, B.A., 1973


Jonathan has lectured on bankruptcy issues at continuing legal education seminars sponsored by the University of San Diego and UCLA Extension and has been published in Turnarounds & Workouts.

He has drafted employment manuals and contracts, successfully defended wrongful termination actions and suits for unpaid wages, and represented clients before EEOC administrative proceedings and in mediation.


Jonathan is a member of the California and Indiana bars and a former member of the American Arbitration Association’s panel of arbitrators.

He currently serves on the Insolvency Law Committee of the California State Bar’s Business Law Section.