“With a background in two legal systems, I am passionate about the law and know how to communicate complex concepts and key differences effectively. I stay active in professional associations across borders to keep on the frontier of developments in my areas of practice. That allows for creativity and grit on a strong foundation when representing clients. I enjoy looking for the edge, the small, favorable detail, that can decide a case.”
Jonas is a member of the firm’s Maritime, Oilfield, and Insurance practice group in the Houston office. Prior to joining Liskow, Jonas practiced in New York City where he focused on litigating maritime and commercial disputes in court and in arbitration.
Jonas graduated from Tulane Law School with a Master of Laws in Admiralty (distinction award) and a Juris Doctor (with Certificate in Maritime Law) in 2020. At Tulane, Jonas was a Harry S. Stiles Scholarship in Maritime Law recipient and Notes and Comments Editor for the Tulane Maritime Law Journal.
Jonas is currently serving as Secretary on the Cybersecurity Committee of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and as Vice-Chair of the ABA TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee. Jonas is also a member of DVIS – Deutscher Verein fuer Internationales Seerecht (the German chapter of the Comite Maritime International), Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Houston Young Lawyers Association, and the Houston Mariners Club.
Prior to law school in the United States, Jonas passed the first German bar exam (Erstes Juristisches Staatsexamen) after graduating from the University of Muenster with a degree in law. He is bilingual in English and German.
Jonas has worked pro bono for the City of New Orleans and served as President of the Federalist Society at Tulane (2019-2020).