Jonathan Tonge is an associate at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP and works in a variety of practice areas including business torts, product liability, and personal injury.
Jonathan graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law magna cum laude in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, he clerked for the Honorable Timothy C. Batten, Sr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Before clerking, Jonathan gained a wide variety litigation experience with an Atlanta area law firm working in diverse practice areas including personal injury, business litigation, and appellate matters.
During law school, Jonathan served on the boards of the Red Clay Conference, an annual conference designed to raise public awareness of environmental issues in the state and region, and the Working in the Public Interest Conference, focused on lawyers working for social justice and human rights. He served as the Executive Editor of the Georgia Journal for International and Comparative Law, and published work on lawsuits against companies who benefit from human trafficking. Jonathan also worked in the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic, which represents survivors of childhood sexual abuse in civil litigation.
Prior to law school, Jonathan was the communications manager for the Georgia Wildlife Federation, the oldest and largest environmental nonprofit in the state. For several years he owned an independent bookstore in Madison where he served on the Morgan County Planning Commission. He also worked as a freelance writer, newspaper reporter, and musician. He received his A.B.J. in newspaper journalism from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Jonathan and his wife, Jessica, grew up in Waycross, Georgia and now live in Atlanta with their son, Sam.