Mr. Jonathan Wade is a native of Atlanta and practices as a trial lawyer. His practice focuses on personal injury cases, including truck wreck litigation, automobile accidents, premises liability, and slip and fall cases. He has extensive trial experience. He has taught law school courses in torts, civil procedure, trial practice, criminal law, criminal procedure and appellate procedure. He is admitted to all of Georgia’s courts and the United States Supreme Court.
Jon grew up in Decatur, Georgia and later Bradenton, Florida. He attended Florida State University where he graduated in three years (1980-1983) with dual majors in Psychology and Philosophy. He obtained his law degree from Mercer University in 1986. Law school honors and activities included: Delta Theta Phi (President, 1985-1986); National Order of Barristers; Coach of Moot Court; ABA/YLS Moot Court Vice-chairman; Craven Cup Competition Team; ABA-LSD Competition Team. Jon’s professional activities have included:
- Fulton County Office of the Public Defender, 1989-1991;
- Professor of law at John Marshall Law School 1988-1995, including courses on Torts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Trial Practice, and Appellate Procedure.
- Jon is admitted to all of Georgia’s courts and the United States Supreme Court.
Upon re-locating to Fayette County in 1996 Jon joined a local law firm and practiced there for 18 years until forming his own firm the Wade Law Offices. The practice focuses on personal injury cases including truck wreck litigation, automobile wrecks, premises liability, wrongful death actions, slip & fall cases, and also handles business litigation. The firm has obtained multiple six and seven figure recoveries for clients all over the state.
He is married to attorney Leslie Williams Wade, and they have two daughters: Caitlin, 24 and Shannon 20. When not practicing law, he is an audio engineer and runs Suburban Legend Audio. He enjoys scuba diving and snow skiing, as well as genealogy research. He is currently writing a book on DNA, genealogy, and world history.