Jonathan Hullihan ATTORNEY

Jonathan Hullihan has been an attorney with Seiler Mitby since 2021, focusing his practice on business litigation, regulatory compliance, and cyber security, data protection, and privacy protection client services. Jonathan has been practicing law since 2007, with legal and leadership experience around the globe on complex matters of law, policy, and regulation.


Jonathan was raised in Montgomery County, and graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History in 2004, cum laude, and earned his law degree from Loyola College of Law-New Orleans in 2007. During law school, Jonathan was awarded a Dean’s Merit Scholarship, was Loyola’s recipient of the Law League of Louisiana’s Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips Law School Merit Award, and was President of the Loyola College of Law Federalist Society chapter. Jonathan also delivered oral argument as Amicus Curiae for Appellant in United States v. Roberson in the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

After graduation from law school, Jonathan was commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy and attended officer training in Newport, Rhode Island, followed by Naval Justice school. Jonathan’s first assignment was a trial attorney responsible for prosecution of misdemeanor and felony level crimes under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, ranging from unauthorized absence to assault with the intent to commit murder. In 2009, he deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force to Al Anbar, Iraq, providing legal counsel to Marine leadership, including fiscal law counsel regarding proper expenditure of multiple colors of money more than $25M, and personally assisting in the lawful release of detainees to the government of Iraq.

Jonathan was then assigned as uniformed legal counsel to the East Coast based Navy SEAL teams based in Little Creek, Virginia, deploying as part of a Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan, with a primary responsibility of facilitating complex counter insurgency operations in accordance with international law and the law of armed conflict.

After his tour with the SEAL teams, Jonathan returned to Texas for three years as the principle uniformed legal counsel to the Chief of Naval Air training, responsible for all the flight training for the nation’s future naval aviators across the Southeastern United States. During this time, Jonathan was assigned as legal advisor to 15 aviation mishap investigations with multimillion-dollar exposure for claims relating to personal injury and property damage. Jonathan was also the uniformed legal counsel to the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, otherwise known as the Blue Angels, providing direct support to the 2014-2017 teams with legal and ethics compliance reviews on highly publicized media events and over 90 airshows.

From 2017-2020, Jonathan was assigned to Special Operations Command Central in Tampa Florida. During this time, Jonathan provided legal counsel for special operations throughout the USCENTCOM area of responsibility, one of the most complex and dynamic operational and legal environments in the world. Among others, Jonathan’s portfolio included review of acquisition and services for sensitive strategic programs for Special Operations, economic sanction law compliance, and supply chain compliance on international cross border transactions. Jonathan also managed the legal portfolio for cybersecurity, privacy regulation, technology acceptable use communication policies, retention and destruction policies, breach notification compliance, and facilities management policies. For Jonathan’s efforts, he was recognized as the Special Operations Command 2019 “Golden Keyboard” award winner, chosen from a global pool of attorneys for his excellence in legal scholarship and writing in furtherance of national security.

Jonathan resigned his active-duty commission in 2020. As a recognized expert in international law, cyber law, and intelligence law, he continues to serve as a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserves, assigned to a National Security Law unit responsible for the full range of integrated national security law and policy analysis for military activities worldwide. Prior to joining Seiler Mitby, Hullihan practiced law at a Houston based commercial litigation firm responsible for the full scope of legal client services for complex civil litigation on insurance coverage and related litigation, including property, casualty, subrogation, business interruption, fidelity, professional liability, and life and health insurance.

Jonathan has been happily married for 14 years with three children. Jonathan enjoys being involved in his children’s activities, taking his family to Disney World and Universal Studios, and hunting and fishing.

Jonathan is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, The Woodlands Bar Association, the Federalist Society Houston Lawyers Chapter, and is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4709.

Jonathan’s military decorations awarded include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Four Awards), Navy Achievement Medal (Two Awards), Army Achievement Medal, Iraq and Afghanistan campaign medals, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (Two Awards), the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, various unit awards, and numerous command recognitions.