Jonathan Alan Semach

Jonathan Alan Semach

Tampa, Florida

Mr. Semach was born in Ohio but has lived in Florida for more than twenty‑five years. He graduated from the Center for Advanced Technology at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg in 2001, Mr. Semach continued his education at the University of Florida majoring in Classical Studies and minoring in History. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in 2005. Mr. Semach then attended law school at the University of Florida ‑ Levin College of Law, where he received his Juries Doctor, cum laude, in 2008. Since graduating from law school, Mr., Semach has practiced almost exclusively in the areas of bankruptcy, debtor/creditor rights, and debt negotiation. Mr. Semach has been a member in good standing with the Florida Bar since 2008 and was admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in 2009, Mr. Semach currently lives with his wife, son, and their nine year old Australian cattle dog they rescued from a local shelter. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and supporting the University of Florida Gators in their athletic pursuits.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Debtor/Creditor Rights
  • Debt Negotiation
  • Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2009


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude - 2008
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A. cum laude - 2005
    • Major: Classical Studies
    • Minor: History

Honors and Awards

  • Book Award in Property, Spring 2006
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Member, 2008 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Eighth Judicial Circuit - Family Law Division, Law School Clerk, 2006 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2013 - Present


  • English


  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Eta Sigma Phi