Jon di Cristina has joined Colantuono & Levin as an associate in our litigation and municipal revenue practice groups in our Penn Valley office.
Jon is currently working on a number of public law issues, including advice to clients on the procedures required for the adoption or increase of taxes, assessments and fees of various kinds; assistance to a special district to ensure it receives all the property tax revenue to which it is entitled; defense of a City’s water rates; a contested unfair labor practices charge before the Public Employment Relations Board; defense of a City’s transfer of funds from a water utility to its general fund; renewal of a charter city’s travel marketing assessment district; and defense of a County against a Reclamation District’s effort to impose an assessment on County roads.
Jon graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 2008 with an A.B. in history. He received his J.D. in 2011 from UC Davis School of Law, where he was a member of UC Davis Law Review, a voting member of the Admissions Committee, and a Legal Research & Writing teaching assistant. While at Davis, Jon served as an intern law clerk for the Hon. Michael A. Telesca, a federal district judge in the Western District of New York. He also worked as a summer associate at one of California’s leading law firms practicing under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Jon graduated in the top ten percent of his law school class, and he subsequently became a member of the Order of the Coif.
Prior to finishing college, Jon served as a Spanish translator in the Air Force. After several years in uniform, he received an honorable discharge at the rank of Staff Sergeant. Jon is also a former Presidential Management Fellow, as well as a recipient of the John L. Levitow Award (given to the top one percent of rising non-commissioned officers in the Air Force) and the C.O. Joline Prize (given by Princeton University’s history department for outstanding scholarship in American history).
Jon married the girl he had a crush on in first grade, and the two of them now have a beautiful baby girl.