Jonathan P. Friday is a native Austinite, born and raised in West Austin. He left Austin after high school, and received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and his law degree from Baylor Law School. After a short stint with a Dallas law firm following graduation from law school, Jonathan returned to Austin and began practicing exclusively family law.
Jonathan is Board Certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been selected as a "Rising Star" by Texas Monthly Magazine for years 2005-2014, and “Superlawyer” for years 2015 and 2016; an honor bestowed upon only 2.5% of lawyers in Texas 40 years old or younger.
Jonathan specializes in high conflict high net worth divorces, modification, child support, enforcement, property division, custody, relocation and other complex legal matters in and around Austin, Texas.
Jonathan understands that divorce and child-related disputes are inherently painful, and that all reasonable people want to handle their family disputes as simply and amicably as possible. He will work hard to settle disputes with minimum conflict and expense. Jonathan utilizes mediation and collaborative techniques whenever possible. However, when circumstances require action, such as when opponents refuse fair settlements or resort to inappropriate tactics, Jonathan is as savvy and as tough as they come. He is highly respected by the Judiciary of Central Texas, and extremely effective in the courtroom.
Jonathan is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, the Travis County Family Law Advocates, the Austin Bar Association, the Williamson County Bar Association, the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, and the Collaborative Divorce Professionals Alliance.
Jonathan is a frequent speaker and author on family law topics at seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, the University of Texas School of Law, the University of Houston Law Center, the Austin Bar Association, the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, and various other local legal organizations.