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Jonathan D. Bishop, Esq.
Mr. Bishop received a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University in 2000, and his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2004. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Bishop worked in the education and investment banking industries. While in law school, Mr. Bishop interned with the San Francisco Public Defenders Office, an international intellectual property law firm located in Bangkok, Thailand and worked for the State Bar of California's Office of Professional Competence. Mr. Bishop was also an author of the "Ethics Update" article for the State Bar of California, Calbar Journal from 2002 thru 2004. 
Mr. Bishop began practicing real estate and construction litigation with the Michael B. Allen Law Group in 2005 and was an associate with that firm through 2011.  Mr. Bishop formed his own firm in 2012 in order to provide exceptional legal services to individuals, agents, brokers and small and medium size business in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Mr. Bishop is a member of the State Bar of California, American Bar Association, Contra Costa County Bar Association, San Mateo Bar Association, and holds membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society, as well as the Golden Key National Honors Society.
Mr. Bishop's practice is focused on real estate, business litigation and construction defect litigation, and is experienced in all aspects of real estate law including transactional issues. Mr. Bishop's clients include individual plaintiffs and defendants, financial institutions, contractors, developers, private investors, landlords, tenants and nationally recognized real estate brokerage firms.
Mr. Bishop speaks at seminars and lectures teaching prospective home buyers about issues and potential pitfalls in purchasing residential property. Mr. Bishop was the Chair of the San Mateo Bar Association Real Estate Section from 2010 to 2014.
Mr. Bishop was selected as one of Northern California's "Rising Stars" 2009, 2010 and 2014 by the Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine. 

Bar Admissions
California, 2004
Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California        
San Diego State University, San Diego, California                                         
B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) - 2000
Major: Social Science
Minor: Economics
Published Works
Ethics Update. Cal Bar Journal, State Bar of California, 2002 through 2004
Representative Cases
Lambert v. Carneghi, et al., 158 Cal.App.4th 1120 [70 Cal.Rptr.3d 626] (1st Appellate Dist. Div. 4 2008)
Do's and Don't in Purchasing Property, Kapowich Real Estate (Ch. 7 Bay Area), 2008 - Present
21 Things Your Broker Did Not Tell You, Kapowich Real Estate (DeAnza College), 2010 - Present
Honors and Awards
Rising Star in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009 - 2010
Phi Beta Kappa Society/Golden Key National Honors Society, 2000
Professional Associations and Memberships
San Mateo Bar Association, Chairman of the Real Estate Section, 2010 - Present
San Mateo Bar Association, Member, 2004 - Present
Contra Costa County Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Member, 2004 - Present
Past Employment Positions
Broadview Capital Corporation, Admin/Analyst, 2000 - 2001
Visa International, Admin, 1997 - 1999