Jonathon Moseley is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Finance from the University of Florida with a graduate year of accounting. Moseley pursued a physics degree at Hampshire College taking courses at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, before changing to business school. He spent 5 years in the U.S. Department of Education working with budgeting, government contracting, grants, the auditing of goverment grants and contracts, and Federal management issues.
Jonathon Moseley brings a breadth of experiences and knowledge to legal assistance for clients, drawn from a three-dimensional and diverse career. Moseley’s depth and inter-disciplinary abilities have often proven extremely valuable to finding the best solutions for a client’s real needs instead of superficially applying knee-jerk, ‘off the shelf’ legal responses. Many attorneys know only the law, and see things only through familiar patterns. An attorney like Moseley can examine your whole situation without blinders and see what others easily miss. Moseley has often helped clients by recognizing, exploring, and developing possibilities that were missed by attorneys with one-track thinking.
It has been a common complaint among businessmen that most lawyers do not understand the needs of business and when attorneys get involved they tend to screw up the business deal or interfere with getting things done rather than helping businessmen get to where they are trying to go. Jonathon Moseley brings a businessman’s perspective to solving legal problems. Clients have found and commented that keeps attention on the goals of the business and achieving overall success in the big picture.
Meanwhile, for criminal defense matters, the criminal defense team of Virginia Attorney Jonathon Moseley with legal strategist and consultant Norm (“Storm”) Bradford (aka “The DWI Guy”) offers unparalleled criminal defense.
Fourteen years ago in December 1996, Mr. Moseley graduated from the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, in the top 11% of his class. Moseley was a member of GMU’s Law Review, invited in his second year based on academic achievement. George Mason law school is internationally recognized for its focus on the interaction of law with economics and business. Moseley attended George Mason law school together with Virginia’s current Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Moseley served as elected Student Body Vice President and was a leader on campus in the Christian Legal Society.
Long before law school, in 1984 Moseley graduated from the University of Florida with a Finance degree (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration), followed by a year of graduate studies in Accounting. Moseley attended Eaglebrook Academy and then Northfield Mt. Hermon (where his father was school physician), and then graduated high school from prestigious prep-school Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts, and spent two years studying physics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst by exchange cooperation while enrolled at Hampshire College.
After a paid internship in the U.S. Congress, he worked in political public relations at General Daniel Graham’s “High Frontier” and the “Center for Peace and Freedom” dealing with foreign policy issues, military preparedness, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and the Cold War. (The Center was an independent organization created with the help of the Heritage Foundation, with its offices in the Heritage Foundation building.)
In 1987, Moseley went to work at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, beginning a rotational program as a Management Analyst in the Executive Office at OBEMLA (the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs), handling government contracting, budgets, and personnel issues (although not himself a Spanish speaker, unfortunately). Moseley then joined the Office of Management, Management Improvement Service where he worked with government contracting issues, the audit resolution process, and a variety of OMB-driven quality-improvement and productivity improvement programs such as Total Quality Management, OMB Circular A-76 and Circular A-133. Moseley used his extensive computer expertise to guide, plan, and shepherd the development of a Department-wide computer system for audit resolution, facing many bureaucratic obstacles. He finished his 5th year in government at the Center for Choice in Education, promoting charter schools, flexible choice among public schools, and expanded parental choice among public and private schools and home schooling.
After law school, Moseley worked at the public interest law firm “Judicial Watch,” and then became in-house counsel for a small businesses SWPP Development Corp and thousand-acre Ticonderoga Farms. For most of the five years starting in 1999, he advised, strategized, planned and litigated regulatory, tax, real estate, and business disputes for the related companies. He represented the companies’ interests politically before the County and State governemnts. moseley drafted and proposed several items of legislation which were introduced in the Virginia General Assembly, and some of which were enacted into law.
At the 50-year-old, Maryland-based law firm of Protas, Spivok & Collins, Moseley was responsible for litigation and debt collection cases for the entire State of Virginia. While at PSC, Moseley personally appeared in court in around 1,500 lawsuits in courts all over the Northern half of Virginia, and supervised cases in remote regions of Virginia under reciprocal arrangements with other law firms.
Moseley was an associate attorney at Plofchan & Associates working on a wide variety of cases from wrongful death to construction disputes, criminal defense, wills, and estate planning. He represented hundreds of business dispute and debt collection cases as an associate with the Greenberg Law Firm out of Roanoke, and in private solo practice.
He then worked for several years as in-house counsel and Vice President of the Transguardian company (growing out of the Gemcheck company), advising the business on legal concerns, allowable business opportunities, contracts, and legal disputes.
Before and during law school, Moseley brought humanitarian aid to people and churches in Eastern Europe and Russia and helped found a church in Jurmala (Riga), Latvia with Pastor Bob Perry. This led to Moseley teaching sales and management in the private business seminar firm International Trendsetters based in Riga, Latvia. Moseley lived and worked among Latvian society like a native, speaking the local language of business, Russian. This work also led Moseley to write the spy novel Cold Peace.
In politics, Jon Moseley served as Treasurer for Christine O’Donnell’s 2008 U.S. Senate campaign in her primary, succeeded by a CPA for the balance of 2008, and served as the campaign manager for her primary when she was first nominated as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. Moseley is expecting to serve as the Treasurer for one or two future U.S. Senate candidates who have not yet formally announced.
I am proud to have some kind words offered by former clients:
“You truly are a gem” – Christine O’Donnell by email to Jonathon Moseley, March 2, 2011 email at 11:34 AM
“I cannot thank you enough for getting all that done. You are certainly an outside of the box thinker.” Christine O’Donnell by email to Jonathon Moseley, March 3, 2011 at 11:22 AM
“Your diligence is great! Thank you for being so thorough.” Christine O’Donnell by email to Jonathon Moseley December 30, 2010
“It feels good to be defended!!” Christine O’Donnell by email to Jonathon Moseley December 5, 2010 at 11:44 AM
“You’re great at it, though. And keep in mind… it was your instinct to take the course we are currently taking. You’re good. “ Christine O’Donnell by email to Jonathon Moseley March 31, 2011, at 12:09 PM
“Again, Jon, you’re the one who came up with all of this good stuff. I am grateful for your involvement.” Christine O’Donnell by email to Jonathon Moseley April 20, 2011 at 9:09 AM
“Thanks again, Jon for making all of this happen. This is a brilliant direction – and your idea. Thank you!!!” Christine O’Donnell to Jonathon Moseley by email April 9, 2011 at 7:43 AM
“You rock!” – Christine O’Donnell to Jonathon Moseley by email April 4, 2011 at 10:57 AM
“This is a really good idea. You’re a great lawyer.” – Christine O’Donnell by email to Jonathon Moseley on March 2, 2011 at 2:12 AM (responding to my email the previous day)
“You’re being extremely helpful and we’ll be able to make our Monday deadline because of you! THANK YOU!” Christine O’Donnell to Jonathon Moseley on April 16, 2011 at 1:50 PM
“Thank you for ALL you are doing. I am SOOOO happy about the insights to the publishing contract. Between you and Matt, I truly feel like I have a professional team who’s got my back. God bless. Christine” – Email Christine O’Donnell to Jonathon Moseley, January 3, 2011 at 8:41 PM
Note that — as is typical of most reporting about Christine O’Donnell — many false reports have been spread in the last year, including inaccurate claims that Moseley wrote about Barack Obama being a “secret Muslim” which is preposterous. Jonathon Moseley never wrote or said any such thing. Moseley’s 2009 blog questioned whether — just like Abraham Lincoln’s path in life — Barack Obama’s inconsistent messages about Christianity suggest an incomplete exposure to true Christianity. His blog ended by hoping that Obama will follow Abraham Lincoln’s experiences to a deeper knowledge of Jesus Christ. Moseley does believe that just as the American revolution was fought to rebel against a Christian-oriented tyrannical government in England and Europe generally, so we should not now tolerate the same kind of tyranny allied with any other religion. America was founded to reject excessive government control by a Christian king and the arbitrary deprivation of people’s rights in a Christian European socity. Likewise, Shariah law is no more acceptable than a Christian flavor of government oppression. Shariah law is not a religion, any more than the English government that American colonists rebelled against was a religion. Both deprive people of their rights in governmental terms. Moseley argues for a twin balance between complete freedom to practice religion on the one side and a completely religion-neutral (but never hostile) government on the other hand.