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's practice areas include representation of public schools and other educational institutions, employment law and litigation, and represents 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.
Mr. Blumberg is a public school board lawyer.