Jonathan Ibarra

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As an attorney, I am dedicated to providing personalized legal guidance and support, ensuring that each client feels seen, heard, and understood. With a commitment to cultural competency, I strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where clients can feel confident and empowered.

Through my unique perspective and lived experiences, I offer a refreshing approach to legal advocacy, bridging the gap between attorney and client. I believe that representation should extend beyond the courtroom, encompassing a holistic understanding of each client's needs and aspirations.

With a steadfast commitment to justice, equality, and community empowerment, I will continue to make a meaningful impact in the legal profession, one client at a time.

What motivated/inspired you to become an attorney?

Driven by a passion for justice and a desire to empower underserved communities, I pursued a career as an attorney. This decision was rooted in the belief that everyone deserves a voice and representation, particularly those who are often marginalized or overlooked. With a commitment to giving back to the community and advocating for the voiceless, I approach my legal practice with empathy, understanding, and a deep connection to the diverse backgrounds and experiences of my clients.

What do you enjoy most about the work you do?

I find great fulfillment in my work as it enables me to positively impact communities that hold significant importance to me.

What are your hobbies and interests? 
During my leisure time, I prioritize maintaining my physical well-being through regular workouts at the gym, despite my indulgence in food (a seemingly counterproductive habit). Additionally, I actively participate in a softball league.


Golden Gate University School of Law

  • J.D. – 2022

San Jose State University

  • Bachelor's in Justice Studies - 2016

De Anza College

  • Associate's in Paralegal Studies - 2018

Professional Associations

  • Mexican American Bar Association

Bar Admission

  • California - 2023


  • Faculty Merit Scholarship Recipient 2020-2022
  • Dean's List 2020-2022
  • Paul S. Jordan Award for Service and Contribution to the Law School 2023 Recipient
  • Michael A. Zamperini/W. Clay Burchell Endowed Scholarship Recipient 2023

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

What Our Clients Say

  • Brayton Purcell has done a lot of work for me and I appreciate very much what you’ve done, what everyone has done…Thank you very, very much and I appreciate everything that has been done.
  • I just wanted to thank you so very much for all the work that you’ve done for us. This has allowed me to help my daughter an awful lot…This allowed me to buy her her first home, also put away a savings bond and started a little annuity for her. I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this had you not worked so hard to get the monies that you did. I just want to let you know I really appreciate it.
  • On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude for the way your firm handled my late husband’s case. Everyone that I dealt with was courteous, patient, and prompt in responding to my questions and concerns. Thank you very much for the excellent job, and most of all for your support during the process. Your guidance and the resolution to our case has brought closure to a difficult chapter in my life.
  • When The Brayton-Purcell Firm took my case I had almost given up hope of ever getting before a jury. I had a difficult and long standing case and had already been with two firms. Brayton-Purcell attorney Jason Rose worked closely with me, keeping me updated and giving me access to him which gave me a feeling of having someone truly on my side; a feeling that they were putting their whole effort into my case. Just getting this case a court date was an amazing feat. When we went to trial I met Gil Purcell and watched these two work professionally against great odds. They knew what they were doing, knew how to adapt to issues as they came up and all the while helped me hold up. We received a terrific verdict and are now in the appeal process. I have confidence that the Brayton-Purcell appellate team will be as competent and compassionate for me as my trial team was. Coming together with this firm has brought me a sense of confidence and peace that I wasn’t sure I was going to get a chance to feel.
  • I’d like to thank Brayton & Purcell for all the work your firm has done for me. I have asbestosis and without Brayton Purcell representing me the likelihood of getting compensated by asbestos manufacturers and the material suppliers of asbestos products would be zero. The law partners who run the show already know this, but I am going to write it down anyway. Every contact I had with anyone at Brayton Purcell LLP be it phone, fax, email and or personally, I’ve been treated courteously and promptly by your great employees.
  • From my first contact with your firm, I have been treated with respect, compassion, and in a most professional manner. …Nothing will ever take away this pain of loss but the settlement will help provide since I have health problems and am unable to work.
  • Your work has allowed us to continue to live our lives without fear of financial ruin and to be able to plan a future. . .
  • . . .Thank you for all you have done for me and for Bill before he died. You have been so caring. . .