Jonathan W. Litster


Jonathan concentrates his practice on high-stakes civil litigation, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death. Advocating for individuals inside and outside of the courtroom, Jonathan represents plaintiffs in a broad range of tort litigation areas, including significant personal injury, insurance bad faith, and professional malpractice. He has extensive experience helping injured victims and their families obtain just compensation.

After earning his law degree from the University of Idaho College of Law, Jonathan served as a judicial extern for the Honorable United States District Court Chief Judge David C. Nye and worked as a Deputy Criminal Prosecutor for Ada County in Boise.

During law school, he learned the intricacies of appellate work while serving as a judicial extern for the Honorable Justice Joel D. Horton at the Idaho Supreme Court. In addition to being selected Dean’s List, Jonathan was chosen by faculty to represent the University of Idaho College of Law at the Peggy Browning Fund Workers’ Rights Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. He advocated for survivors of domestic and sexual violence at the University of Idaho Family Justice Clinic and externed with the James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research.

Jonathan speaks conversational Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, having learned the latter while living for two years in Taiwan. Away from the office, Jonathan and his wife enjoy camping with their four children. He is an avid music composer and sings Tenor in the Arizona Millennial Choirs and Orchestras.

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Honors & Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Civil Litigation, 2023-2024
  • Best Lawyers in America® Ones To Watch, Personal Injury Litigation, 2023-2024; Medical Malpractice Litigation, 2023-2024
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40

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Community & Philanthropy

  • Arizona Millennial Choirs & Orchestras

Press Releases

Kevin Neal represented our company in connection with litigation related to a complex matter. Throughout the course of the representation he was exceptionally effective. Always prepared, always communicating updates, highly ethical, and producing the highest quality work. We strongly recommend him and his firm.

Steven TwistGoogle

I suffered serious personal injuries after a drunk driver ran a red light and collided into the driver’s side of my car at a high rate of speed. I didn’t know Bill previously, who was referred to me by an old family friend, but I consider myself lucky to have landed in his good hands. From day one, Bill was the consummate advocate. He kept me informed, explained my options step-by-step, and was available anytime I had any questions. His tenacity resulted in a significant settlement from both the drunk driver and the bar that had served the driver. I had a great experience with Bill and everyone else at Gallagher & Kennedy and would highly recommend Bill and his firm.

Ty RobertsGoogle

I want to thank Shannon L Clark for giving me a 5 star service from him and his team. I went through a horrific time in my life hit by a drunk driver in 2023. The entire team Karin and Angel were a huge help during a very difficult time. My older sister helped me when I couldn’t even move my neck to narrow down the best attorney. She had said hire Shannon Clark he is the one that stands out from all other Lawyers. Thank you Shannon and team.

Rose CanariniGoogle

I highly recommend this law firm they are very knowledgeable on their practice of law, very prompt and very nice staff to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again for whatever I needed.


Just recently finished settling from an auto accident that was a little over 2 years ago, Gallagher & Kennedy represented me and as far as everything goes, I don’t really have any complaints, however I did feel like at times there could of been some more communication with me and letting me know what was going on. Glad everything is finally over and I can move on. Would recommend their law firm to represent you if you want very professional people.



  • Brigham Young University
    B.M., 2017
    Dean's List
  • University of Idaho
    J.D., 2019

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 2020
  • Idaho, 2020
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2021
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2020
  • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho, 2020
  • Arizona Supreme Court, 2020
  • Idaho Supreme Court, 2020

Associations & Memberships

  • Arizona Association for Justice, Sustaining Member, Membership Committee
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, Advocate Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Member
  • East Valley Bar Association, Member
  • Los Abogados, Arizona Hispanic Bar Association, Member
  • Arizona Asian American Bar Association, Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division, Board Member