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Jon Bont represents corporate and individual clients at all stages of criminal or civil regulatory investigations and prosecutions, including trial and appeal. He has defended cases involving complex securities, wire fraud, political corruption, racketeering, tax, kickbacks, and medical billing issues, as well as cases involving highly personal allegations of misconduct. Some of his notable experience includes:

  • Defended the Chief Operating Officer of a publicly traded company against securities and accounting fraud charges.
  • Represented the Chief Executive Officer of a hospital in an FBI investigation.
  • Represented a large midwestern manufacturing company in a DOT investigation.
  • Defended the Chief Executive Officer of a midwestern lender service provider at trial and on appeal.
  • Defended a midwestern business in a civil case brought by state Department of Financial Institutions.
  • Defended an international student athlete in Title IX disciplinary proceeding involving alleged assault.

Jon was a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana where he prosecuted criminal and civil cases from investigation through trial. Now, he is regularly appointed by the District Judges in the Southern District of Indiana to represent indigent defendants facing serious federal criminal charges and civil litigants needing a trial lawyer.

Other Info About Jonathan


Law School

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D. 2009, magna cum laude

Undergraduate School

Taylor University, B.A., 2006


Jonathan served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Larry J. McKinney, United States District Court Judge

Bar Memberships

Jonathan is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Local & National Recognition

Selected for inclusion in Indiana Rising Stars®, 2019–2024

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Indiana State Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Zionsville Youth Basketball Association, Volunteer

Zionsville Baseball Club, Volunteer

Zionsville Boys and Girls Club, Volunteer

Major Publications

Jonathan is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Jonathan is a frequent contributor to The Indiana Lawyer on criminal defense issues.

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