Jonathan R. Freshour


Jonathan R. Freshour


Jonathan R. Freshour

Jonathan Freshour focuses his practice on appeals, complex commercial litigation, and real estate disputes, drawing upon his background in appellate research and writing to distill intricate legal and factual issues.

Jonathan spent multiple years at the Michigan Court of Appeals, where he was responsible for drafting opinions on a wide range of legal issues. His writing has played a part in the development of both civil and criminal jurisprudence across the state, including opinions interpreting constitutional law, zoning and municipal issues, governmental liability, real property, contract disputes, and so on. His broad range of experience and detail-oriented approach enable him to tackle novel and multifaceted issues thoroughly and efficiently to achieve the best results for his clients.

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan


University of Detroit Mercy Law School
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2016

  • Teaching Assistant, Applied Legal Theory and Analysis
  • Senior Editor, Law Review
  • Senior Member, Moot Court

University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with Honors, 2013

  • Teaching Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator, Project Outreach

Professional Groups

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Young Lawyers Sections


  • The Creationist Strategy: the First Amendment, Evolution, and the Disestablishment of Biblical Literalism. 
    93 U. Det. L. Rev. 491 (2016)

Honors & Awards

  • Frank S. Sengstock Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
  • Four Law School Book Awards, including Contracts and Anatomy of a Business Transaction