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Attorney Jonathan Wardle

Practice Areas

  • Injury Litigation

  • Workers’ Compensation

  • Social Security & Disability

  • Appellate Litigation

  • Civil Litigation


  • B.A Communications Brigham Young University (2006)

  • J.D. Vanderbilt Law School (2006) (Order of the Coif)


  • Senior Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Appeals Division, Office of Tennessee Attorney General

  • Member, 15th Judicial District Bar Association

  • Member, Nashville Bar Association and Nashville Bar Journal Editorial Committee

  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation

  • Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society

  • Associate Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review

  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Tennessee

  • Argued cases before the Tennessee Supreme Court, Tennessee Court of Appeals, and Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

  • Practiced in many trial level courts throughout Middle Tennessee, including criminal court, circuit court, chancery court, probate court, juvenile court, general sessions court, the Tennessee claims commission, and the court of workers’ compensation claims





Jonathan joins the firm with 17 years of experience in the Tennessee courts.  He was admitted to the bar in 2006 and worked for five years with a prestigious downtown Nashville law firm, where he practiced across a variety of litigation matters, from toxic tort to commercial disputes to criminal defense to class action lawsuits.  Jonathan then began a solo practice where he continued handling a broad range of cases, from homeowners’ association disputes to family law to civil rights.  In 2014, Jonathan joined the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General, where he worked primarily on criminal appeals and collateral attacks to criminal convictions, filing over 400 appeal briefs and arguing approximately 100 cases in the appellate courts.

His broad range of experience has allowed Jonathan to practice in front of practically every level of state court:  general sessions court, juvenile court, circuit court, chancery court, probate court, criminal court, the Tennessee claims commission, the court of workers’ compensation claims, the Court of Appeals, the Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Tennessee Supreme Court.  He has also been admitted to and practiced before the federal district courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern districts of Tennessee.

Jonathan graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was an associate editor on the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.  He graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in communications (print journalism emphasis).  He is an active member of the 15th Judicial District Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association, and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.  He is also a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation and a frequent contributor to the Nashville Bar Journal.  His Note, The Strategic Use of Mexico to Restrict South American Access to the Diversity Visa Lottery, was published in the Vanderbilt Law Review.

Outside of the legal profession, Jonathan is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he has held various leadership and service positions, including serving a two-year mission to Santiago, Chile.  He also loves music and BYU athletics.  Most of all, Jonathan loves his family.  He lives in Lebanon with his wife and four of his five children (his oldest currently lives in Utah).

Jonathan is an Eagle Scout, he was a radio DJ in high school, and he speaks Spanish.

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