Jonathan R. Ivans was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania and raised in Willingboro, New Jersey. Mr. Ivans graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 1983. During high school, Mr. Ivans played football and participated in track/field. During high school, Mr. Ivans was also a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club.
Mr. Ivans attended West Chester University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. He graduated from West Chester University cum laude in 1987. While at West Chester University, Mr. Ivans was a member of Pi Gamma Mu, which is an international honor society for students studying in the Social Sciences.
Upon graduation from West Chester University, Mr. Ivans pursued his law degree at Widener University School of Law. Mr. Ivans graduated with his Juris Doctor in 1990. During law school, Mr. Ivans wrote for the Delaware Law Forum and participated as a volunteer with the Post-Conviction Relief Clinic.
After graduating law school, Mr. Ivans clerked for both the Honorable Paul R. Porreca, Presiding Judge in the Criminal Division-Camden County and the Honorable Leon A. Wingate, Criminal Division-Camden County.
Following his clerkship, Mr. Ivans entered private practice concentrating his legal practice in the areas of Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Employment law, Bankruptcy, Wills and Estates and Municipal Court matters. Mr. Ivans has also personally argued before the Superior Court of New Jersey – Appellate Division.
Mr. Ivans is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court of New Jersey.
Mr. Ivans serves as a court-appointed arbitrator in the Superior Court of New Jersey for both Gloucester County and Burlington County. Mr. Ivans also volunteers as an Early Neutral Evaluation panelist for Gloucester County and serves as a court-appointed arbitrator in the United States District Court of New Jersey. Mr. Ivans also serves as a mediator in the United States District Court of New Jersey on Hurricane Sandy claims. Mr. Ivans also serves as an arbitrator for both Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims.
Mr. Ivans was appointed to serve as the Public Defender for Greenwich Township Municipal Court for four years. Mr. Ivans is a member of the Gloucester County Bar Association. Mr. Ivans previously served on the East Greenwich Township Planning Board and was a volunteer on the East Greenwich Township Community Dispute Resolution Committee.
Mr. Ivans was also active in the East Greenwich Soccer Association as both a board member and a coach.
During his free time, Mr. Ivans enjoys weight training, home projects and spending time with his family.
He currently resides in East Greenwich Township with his wife and children.