Jonathan R. Moothart, Attorney

Jonathan R. Moothart

Areas of Practice

Mr. Moothart concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate, banking and creditor bankruptcy law, business transactions, oil and gas law, and divorce and family law.

Location of Practice

Mr. Moothart has been in Traverse City since 1991. Prior to that he practiced in Grand Rapids. He regularly practices in trial (district, circuit and probate, as well as federal district and bankruptcy courts) and appellate (state and federal) courts throughout the state of Michigan and the 6th Circuit.

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim County Bar Association

Represented Clients in other States On Specific Matters

  • Illinois
  • New Hampshire
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Florida


Mr. Moothart is the author of the following articles:

“Class Actions in Michigan State Courts: A Primer” Michigan Bar Journal, May 1999

“‘Bad Faith’ in Michigan Insurance Coverage Litigation” Michigan Bar Journal, November 1992

“Premises Liability after Williams v Cunningham Drug Stores: Is There Anything Left for the Plaintiff?” Michigan Bar Journal, July 1991

Bar Admission

State Bar of Michigan (1987)

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (1999)

U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan (1987)

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (1990)

U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois (2001)

Significant Accomplishments

  • Largest jury verdict in history of Michigan’s 13th Circuit ($7.6 million)
  • $1.7 million judgment in Grand Traverse County Circuit Court
  • Won cases before Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, and 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals
  • Successful representation of thousands of consumers in numerous class action lawsuits
  • Victorious in representation of clients sued in business, employment, and malpractice litigation


J.D., University of Illinois (cum laude, 1987)

B.S., Western Michigan University (magna cum laude, honors in mathematics, 1984)


Jon is an avid water skier

Jon enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons

Hunting and fishing are two of Jon’s favorite past times

Jon enjoys performing as a jazz vocalist and plays numerous musical instruments

Contact Mr. Moothart today if he can help you with your legal issues.

Contact Information

Jonathan R. Moothart

Moothart & Sarafa, PLC
P.O. Box 243
9815 Miami Beach Rd.
Williamsburg, MI 49690
(231) 947-8048
(231) 267-5900
Fax: (231) 267-5300

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (1990)