Jonathan Linford was raised in Arizona as the oldest of seven children. At age 19, Jon served a two-year mission for his church on the islands of Tahiti. After returning to Arizona, he attended Brigham Young University in Utah, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Jon attended law school at the University of Arizona. During law school, he was a teaching assistant to the Dean for the Legal Writing Department and received recognition for excellence in legal writing. Jon was the team leader of the Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Appellate Program, and during his first summer of law school, he clerked for the Governor’s office of General Counsel.