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Jonathan Levi Rosner

Jonathan Levi Rosner, American lawyer.


  • Rosner, Jonathan Levi was born on September 4, 1932 in New York City. Son of Oscar S. and Miriam (Reinhardt) Rosner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1954. Juris Doctor, New York University, 1959.


    • Law clerk to judge The United States of America District Court (southern district) New York, New York City, 1959-1960, assistant United States attorney, 1960-1963. Partner Rosner, Rosner & McEvoy, 1963-1979. Private practice, 1979-1985.

      Partner Rosner & Murray, 1985—2004. Adjunct professor law New York University, 1970-1983, Pace University, White Plains, New York, 1984-1986. Chief counsel New York City Special Commission on Power Failure, 1977, deputy commissioner, general counsel New York State Commission on Criminal Justice and Use of Force, 1985-1987.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1959, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1962, United States District Court (eastern district) New York 1964, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964, United States District Court Maryland 1969, United States District Court Puerto Rico 1972, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1976, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1984, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1984.


    • Author: Preparing Witnesses, 2006. Co-author: How to Prepare Witnesses for Trial, 1985, Cross-Examination of Witnesses, 1989, Impeachment of Witnesses, 1990, annual supplements 1991-1905, Preparing Witnesses, 2006.


    Board directors Westchester Jewish Community Services, 1970-1973. Trustee Woodlands Community Temple, 1971-1976. Member advanced council Wesleyan University Alumni Association, 1972-1904, member schools committee 1964-1978, alumni fund class agent 1954-2000, 04, Cardinal Club director, since 2004.

    Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (committee on grievances 1974-1976), Association Bar City of New York (committees on professional discipline 1983-1987, grievances 1970-1974, entertainment 1964-1968, 78-82, 93—, American Bar Association-CLE panelist 1976-1978), New York County Lawyers Association, New York University Law Alumni Association (board directors 1965-1969, 84-88, 93—), New York County District Attorneys Annual Trial Advocacy Program (faculty 1978-2002).


    • Married Lydia Sokol, December 23, 1956. Children: Beth, Marianne, Josh.
    • father: Oscar S. Rosner
    • mother: Miriam (Reinhardt) Rosner
    • spouse: Lydia Sokol
    • children: Beth Rosner
    • Marianne Rosner
    • Josh Rosner
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    Born September 4, 1932
    Died January 12, 2008
    (aged 75)