Jonathan A. Blumberg

Jonathan Blumberg

A native of Maryland and a former wrestler and wrestling coach, and now an avid rock climber, Jonathan Blumberg graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an undergraduate degree in philosophy in 1982 and a law degree, with honors, in 1986. He served two years as a law clerk for Judge Eugene Gordon in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina before joining Tharrington Smith in 1988.

Mr. Blumberg works in education law, employment law and litigation, representing a number of school boards in North Carolina. Jonathan currently serves as the lead Board attorney for Wake County Board of Education as well as Orange County Board of Education.  He has also previously served as the Board attorney for Edgecombe County Board of Education and Lenoir County Board of Education.  In addition, Mr. Blumberg provides guidance on personnel issues for multiple other school systems on a regular basis.

He is admitted to practice before federal courts in North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Blumberg is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, as well as the North Carolina Council of School Attorneys.

Mr. Blumberg is a frequent speaker on topics affecting school systems, such as personnel issues, employee evaluation practices, and sexual harassment.

Jonathan was selected for inclusion in the Education Law Section of Best Lawyers in America in 2013.

Education

University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill

  • Juris Doctor, 1986
  • with honors

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • BA philosophy in 1982

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to Judge Eugene Gordon, United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1986-87

Presentations

  • Speaker, Education Law topics affecting school systems, such as personnel issues, employee evaluation practices, and sexual harassment.

Memberships & Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section Member, Labor & Employment Law Section Member
  • North Carolina Council of School Attorneys
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 10th Judicial District Bar

Practice Areas:

Civil Litigation, Employment Law

Connect:

jblumberg@tsmithlaw.com
919-821-4711
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Awards & Honors

Selected to Best Lawyers in America®, Education Law Section, since 2013

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