Jonathan J. Tuggle Partner
Jonathan Tuggle was born and raised in Dalton, Georgia. In 1995, Jonathan graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and in 1998 earned his law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.
For 15 years, Jonathan has practiced as a litigation attorney, the last 12 of which have been devoted exclusively to the area of family law. Prior to founding Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle in 2009, Jonathan was a managing partner at Warner, Mayoue, Bates & Nolen in Atlanta.
Throughout his legal career, Jonathan has served in leadership positions in the State Bar of Georgia. He is the current Chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, the third-largest section of the State Bar. In 2004, Jonathan founded the Family Law Committee of the Younger Lawyers Division of the Georgia Bar, which annually raises tens of thousands of dollars for abused and neglected adolescents in Atlanta.
Jonathan was selected in 2012 by Georgia Trend among its annual list of "40 Under 40-Georgia's Best and Brightest." He has also been selected by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) in the area of family law, has been listed by Georgia Trend as one of the state's "Legal Elite", and honored by Atlanta magazine as a "Super Lawyer" and "Rising Star." 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 Amber, also an attorney, live in Atlanta with their son, Will. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys playing golf, cooking, traveling and following University of Georgia football.
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, “Attorneys 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)