Jonathan Sgro is a Supervising Attorney in the Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit where he leads the Unit’s property tax work, including individual representation and systemic advocacy on behalf of low-income Philadelphia homeowners at-risk of property tax foreclosures. Jonathan also represents homeowners in mortgage foreclosure, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and other matters aimed at home preservation.
Previously, he was a Skadden Fellow in the same unit. His fellowship project involved direct representation of low-income and elderly homeowners facing municipal property tax foreclosures. Prior to joining CLS, Mr. Sgro served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Jerome B. Simandle, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Before law school, he worked in various capacities with chronically homeless individuals in Boston and Philadelphia.
Mr. Sgro was a Public Interest Scholar at Villanova University School of Law, Managing Editor of the Villanova Law Review, and Co-Director of Villanova’s Public Interest Fellowship Program. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Arthur J. Kania Prize for professional ethics.
Mr. Sgro received his J.D. magna cum laude from Villanova University School of Law in 2013. He received his B.A. from Boston College in 2007 with a major in English and a minor in Faith, Peace, & Justice.