Jonathan J. Tuggle Founding Shareholder
Jonathan J. Tuggle represents clients in every aspect of family law, specializing in complex, high-income divorce cases. He is a founding shareholder of Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery.
Respected as one of the top family lawyers in the Atlanta area, Jonathan is an experienced litigator and fierce advocate for his clients, providing them steady guidance through whatever legal or personal challenges they may face. He has built his reputation representing executives, professionals, business owners, public figures, and their spouses, with exceptional discretion.
Jonathan is solution-oriented and brings a wealth of experience in devising creative ways to resolve complicated and emotionally charged disputes. In all instances, Jonathan works closely with his clients to develop a strategy tailored to achieving a successful outcome for their case, whether through litigation or a negotiated settlement.
Throughout his legal career, Jonathan has served in a number of leadership positions in the State Bar of Georgia. He is a former chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia (2013-2014), and previously founded the Family Law Committee of the Younger Lawyers Division of the Georgia Bar, which has raised money for abused and neglected adolescents in Atlanta, and Georgia Legal Services, a statewide, nonprofit law firm providing civil legal services to Georgians with low income.
For two years, Jonathan served as president of the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court, an association of family lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals dedicated to ethics and professional excellence. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Jonathan has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. For two consecutive years beginning in 2021, he has been recognized by legal directory Chambers and Partners in its High Net Worth Guide in the category of Family/Matrimonial law for the state of Georgia – achieving a bank ranking of “Band 2,” a very prestigious ranking given by Chambers. He has been honored by Atlanta Magazine as one of Georgia’s “Top 100 Super Lawyers” for all areas of legal practice since 2015, and in prior years as a “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star.” In 2012, Georgia Trend named Jonathan to its annual list of “40 Under 40-Georgia’s Best and Brightest.” Since 2011, he has also been selected by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of family law, and has been listed by Georgia Trend as one of the state’s “Legal Elite.” Jonathan is also a frequent lecturer at professional seminars and continuing legal education courses and has authored numerous articles on a range of domestic relations issues.
Jonathan and his wife, also an attorney, live in Atlanta with their son. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, cooking, traveling, and following University of Georgia football.
- Mercer University, J.D., 1998
- University of Georgia, B.B.A., 1995
- American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
- State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section, Former Chair
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- Weltner Family Law Inn of Court, Past President
- Atlanta Bar Association
- Cobb County Bar Association
- Lawyers Club of Atlanta
- Old War Horse Lawyers Club
- Will’s Club, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
- Visions Anew, Advisory Board
- Listed, “Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide, Family/Matrimonial Law – Band 2,” 2021-Present
- Listed, “Top 100 Super Lawyers,” Georgia Super Lawyers, 2015-Present
- Listed, Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2011-Present
- Listed, Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite, 2015-Present”
- Georgia Super Lawyers, 2014 – Present
- State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section, Award for Section Achievement, 2013-2014
- Listed, Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40-Georgia’s Best and Brightest,” 2012
- Listed, “Rising Stars,” Georgia Super Lawyers, 2007
- Leadership Academy, Young Lawyer’s Division, State Bar of Georgia
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
- Ray of Hope Philanthropic Award, The Bridge (YLD Family Law Committee)
- Quarterfinalist and Best Brief, National Moot Court Competition, New York, NY, 1997-1998
- First Place and Best Brief, Domenick L. Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court Competition, 1996-1997
- Order of Barristers
- Panelist, 26th Annual John C. Mayoue Family Law Seminar on Professionalism, State Bar of Georgia, February 2020
- Panelist and Co-author, “That was Then, This is Now – Examining the Consequences of Estate Planning in a Subsequent Divorce Action When the Objectives of Fiduciary Law and Family Law Compete,” Fiduciary Law Institute, July 2015
- Panelist, 2nd Annual Complex and High Asset Divorce Seminar, “Best and Worst Case Strategies”, February 2015
- Chair, Family Law Institute, Destin, FL, May 2013
- Chair, Nuts & Bolts Seminar, Savannah, August 2011, Atlanta, September 2011
- “The Initial Client Interview,” Family Law Institute, May 2010
- “Virtual Visitation,” Hot Tips from the Experts, Family Law Institute, May 2008
- “Georgia Case Law/Legislative Update,” Family Law Institute, May 2007
- “Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements in Georgia: Mallen and Beyond,” Nuts & Bolts of Family Law, August 2006
- “From 35 Years of Marriage and Family Therapy, an Emotional and Psychological Commentary on Divorce, and the Pleasures and Pitfalls of Being Married to a Domestic Relations Attorney,” Hot Topics, Family Law Institute, May 2006
- “Handling Custody and Visitation Issues,” Practice Pointers for the New Lawyer, Enhanced Bridge the Gap, February 2006
- “Tips for Handling Legitimation and Paternity Cases After the 2005 Statutory Revisions,” Family Law Basics for the New Lawyer, January 2006
- “Recent Developments in Family Law 2004-2005,” Nuts & Bolts of Family Law, August 2005
- “Georgia Case Law Update,” Family Law Institute, May 2005
- “Fulton County Family Court,” Atlanta Bar Association, May 2005
- Contributor, “Attorney’s Fees: Show Me the Money,” Family Law Institute, May 2004
- Contributor, “Ethical Responsibilities When Clients or Opposing Counsel Have Crossed the Line,” Matrimonial Law Trial Practice Workshop, December 2003
- Contributor, “Georgia Privileges in Domestic Cases,” Nuts and Bolts of Family Law, July 2002
- Contributor, “Unresolved Issues in Family Law: Stock Options: Vested v. Unvested, Marital or Separate Property? Tax Implications of Phantom Stock,” Matrimonial Law Trial Practice Workshop, December 2002
- Contributor, “Why Did I Get Married Again? Litigation Issues Peculiar to a Second Divorce,” Family Law Institute, May 2001