A reputation for earnestly fighting for our clients.
When the difficult decision is made to proceed to a trial, you must have confidence that your lawyer is dedicated to you, your family, your business and your freedom.
You must trust that they have the passion and the trial tested skills to win. No case is too big or too small for them to take to trial. When the decision is made to go to trial, they do not panic or scramble because they have been preparing from day one. They know your story.
At Maknoon & Associates, LLC, we have one goal – winning. We lead the charge and help you navigate through a brutal and complex legal system. We will explain and educate you on your case, the law, potential outcomes, the strengths and weaknesses of your argument, and most important of all, your options. For this reason, a strong bond built on trust is formed with clients that results in return business.
A Relentless Legal Team
Komron Jon Maknoon
Originally from Oil City, Pennsylvania, Mr. Maknoon is a 1993 graduate from Washington and Jefferson College where he majored in English. After entering the corporate word having jobs in Los Angeles and Denver, Mr. Maknoon pursued his dream to attend law school. In 2002, Mr. Maknoon received his juris doctor from Duquesne University School of Law.
While at law school, Mr. Maknoon was a legal intern for the prestigious medical malpractice law firm of Meyers, Rosen, Louik, and Perry. Among his legal duties, Mr. Maknoon was privileged to observe numerous depositions and high-profile jury trials from beginning to end. It was at that time that Mr. Maknoon learned and became passionate about strategic case preparation, fearlessness, and the jury trial. For that, he is forever grateful from learning from the best in trial advocacy.
In 2003, Mr. Maknoon started Maknoon & Associates, LLC in downtown Pittsburgh with a laptop, a cell phone, and the passion to become the best trial lawyer. Mr. Maknoon credits his success in criminal defense as a result of his clients. In the early years, the old heads as he refers to them as, educated him on the system, the code of loyalty, life, the importance of staying in tune with the streets, and in many cases the law. To this day, Mr. Maknoon remains in contact with his original clients whether to just check in or continue representation. He is forever grateful.
After about 15 years of a word of mouth practice, Mr. Maknoon began representing small corporations as corporate trial counsel against larger corporations. During that time, Mr. Maknoon became general and trial counsel for Smart Systems Technologies. Through that relationship with CEO Michelangelo Celli, a legal case tracking and production system was customized for Maknoon & Associates, LLC. based on clients needs. With Cleo Case Management & Production, production of case preparation, deadlines, and client updates are managed for the best outcome and client experience.
Areas of Practice
State and Federal Criminal Defense
Western District of Pennsylvania
3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Washington and Jefferson College , Washington, Pennsylvania, B.A. 1993
Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania J.D. 2002
White Collar Criminal Defense College, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida 2014
Jason Elliot Nard, Of Counsel
Jason is a Pittsburgh native who developed a passion for the law after taking a class offered at his high school. Although he saw what his calling in life was at an early age, Jason spent his early and mid-twenties as a card holding union member in Iron Workers, Local 527. In his later twenties and early thirties, he worked for two Pittsburgh companies that built and revamped steel mills as part of the scheduling and project management team.
In 2000, Jason began to realize his dream of becoming a lawyer by enrolling in Duquesne University School of Law. Despite a demanding career in the engineering and industrial construction field, Jason’s passion for the law lead him to excel in his academic endeavors. While at Duquesne he was on the editorial board of the Duquesne Law Review, Participated in Moot Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution competition, and co-founded the Animal Law Society.
Upon his graduation and admittance to the Pennsylvania Bar, Jason immediately chose to go directly into private practice knowing that he could make more of a difference there than working as an associate at a law firm. While Jason’s practice focused on all aspects of state criminal defense and trial work he also aided many individuals in civil disputes, corporate matters, landlord-tenant, estate planning and administration, and condominium association related matters.
In 2018, Jason decided to work with Maknoon & Associates as he and long-time colleague Komron Maknoon shared the same vision for a client driven practice of the law.
Areas of Practice
Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania J.D. 2004
Pennsylvania’s Capital Statute: Does The Introduction Of Victim Impact Evidence – Into The Evaluation Of Mitigating And Aggravating Circumstances – At The Sentencing Hearing Of A Murder Trial Introduce Unjust Prejudice Into The Imposition Of The Death Penalty? Duquesne Law Review, Summer 2004 42 Duq.L.R. 825