Jonathan A. Blumberg specializes in education law, employment law and litigation, representing a number of school boards in North Carolina. He 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. Jonathan currently serves as the lead Board attorney for Wake 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. Mr. Blumberg is a former wrestler and wrestling coach, and is now an avid rock climber.
Selected to Best Lawyers in America®, Education Law Section, since 2013
BV Distinguished Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
Best Lawyers, Education Law, 2021-2022
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
Law Clerk to Judge Eugene Gordon, United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1986-87
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
Speaker, Education Law topics affecting school systems, such as personnel issues, employee evaluation practices, and sexual harassment.
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