When you look at Jon’s long list of accomplishments as a criminal defense attorney, you may be surprised to learn that his professional career actually started out in a completely different industry: banking. It didn’t take long, though, for Jon to realize that he didn’t belong in corporate America. The time had come to pursue his interest in law.
Seeing as Jon’s father was a police officer for 27 years, his aunt was a federal prosecutor, and he himself served in the Army Reserve, Jon was not at all surprised to discover that he had a knack for criminal prosecution. For the first five years of his legal career, he successfully prosecuted the criminally accused throughout Collin County, Dallas County, Hunt County, and Tarrant County.
It was then that Jon decided to open his own law firm — one that would put all of that prosecution insight to good use in order to defend the criminally accused. Shortly thereafter, he teamed up with Matthew J. Goheen, and Goheen & O’Toole, P.L.L.C. was born.
Ever since that time, Jon and Matt have gone on to build an incredibly impressive track record in and out of the courtroom. In fact, neither of them has ever walked away from a jury trial with anything less than a plea bargain or a “not guilty” verdict.
To many, legal jargon can seem as foreign as Egyptian hieroglyphs. I take the time to explain everything clearly so you know exactly what’s going on.