Meet The DAW Legal Team.

Jonathan S. Altman


Jonathan Altman leads Derfner & Altman's personal injury practice, representing individuals and families who've suffered serious injuries and wrongful deaths. He was the lead attorney in a case that resulted in a $2.6 million settlement for a taxi passenger who was seriously injured by a commercial truck. He also won a wrongful death settlement for a family who lost their 13 year-old child to drowning.

Altman was the chair of the City of Charleston's affordable housing initiative, and he led the fight to preserve the historic Scanlonville Cemetery in Mount Pleasant. Admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1992, Altman is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of South Carolina School of Law. In 2006, he was named by the South Carolina Bar Association as a Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year; and in 2007, he and the partners of Derfner & Altman were recognized with a Pro Bono Publico Award from the American Bar Association.

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