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Jonathan Petty


About Jonathan Petty

“He shielded me from further harm.” That’s how one client described her experience being represented by Attorney Jonathan Petty, who is known for his deep knowledge, professionalism, and approachability both in and out of the courtroom.

For his first decade in practice, Jonathan represented doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies involved in complex medical malpractice litigation. He also worked with large corporations to defend wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases involving tractor-trailer accidents and product liability. During that time, Jonathan gained valuable insight into how corporate entities and their legal teams defend these complicated cases.

Since 2004, Jonathan has applied the deep knowledge and experience he gained working on the defense side of litigation to represent ordinary people injured by car and truck accidents, medical malpractice, and defective products in Virginia. He has successfully tried medical malpractice and personal injury cases to verdict in courts throughout Virginia, and he has handled cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts across the country. The results he obtains for his clients are regularly listed among the annual “Largest Verdicts” reported in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly publication.

Jonathan is also committed to community service. In 2017, Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed him to a three-year term on the Virginia Birth-Related Injury Compensation Program's Board of Directors. He has also served on the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's legislative, fundraising, and medical malpractice committees.

Jonathan was born in New York and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia. After seven years practicing law in Georgia, he moved from Atlanta to Richmond with his wife, Sydney. They currently live in the city with their two children. In their free time, Jonathan and his family enjoy the outdoors, music, sports of all kinds, traveling, and cooking.


Awards and Recognition

  • Listed in Super Lawyers, 2008 to present
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice, 2008 to present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012–present
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice, 2008 to present
  • Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2017, #4 ($2.4 million), as published in Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • Top 50: 2017 Richmond Super Lawyers
  • Top 100: 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers
  • Top 50: 2014 Richmond Super Lawyers
  • Top 100: 2014 Virginia Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, Medical Malpractice Law — Plaintiffs, 2014
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2007
  • Virginia Rising Stars, 2007
  • Virginia Super Lawyers Personal Injury Medical Malpractice, Plaintiff, 2019
  • Top 100: 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers

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