Law 2023: JONATHAN P. HARMON
CHAIRMAN, McGUIREWOODS, RICHMOND
In 2017, Harmon became the leader of Virginia’s oldest law firm, which had 266 lawyers in Virginia as of March. A nationally recognized trial lawyer, he brings in millions of dollars representing Fortune 500 companies in bet-the-company litigation actions and has represented giants like DuPont, CSX Transportation and UPS Ground Freight.
In the past year, Harmon and the firm have been eyeing expansion in Atlanta, California, Chicago, New York and Texas. “We are looking to grow and aggressively looking to talk to firms who are of the mindset,” Harmon told Bloomberg Law in March.
A West Point graduate, Harmon earned his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. The Gulf War veteran and father of four serves on the Pro Bono Institute’s board of trustees and does volunteer and ministry work in prisons.
HOW I CHOSE MY CAREER: My late wife went to law school first and, after some prayer and thought, I decided to after she completed it.
HOW I BALANCE WORK AND PERSONAL LIFE: Early on in my career, I set my priorities — my faith and family, then work — and I have endeavored to stick to them.