Jonathan A. George


Jonathan George is a partner at Waters Kraus & Paul. Since 1985, Jonathan has focused his practice on asbestos litigation. He is licensed by the State Bars of Virginia, Texas, California, and Pennsylvania. He is also certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Jonathan was awarded both his bachelor’s and his Juris Doctor degree from the College of William and Mary. While in law school, he was a member of the National Moot Court Team and served a third-year practice internship at the Office of the U.S. Attorney in Norfolk. He earned membership in the Order of the Coif by finishing in the top 10 percent of his law school class. Following graduation, he served as pro se law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Jonathan has tried numerous asbestos cases to verdict in Virginia, Texas, California, Washington State, and Ohio, and has had multimillion-dollar verdicts. He has been selected for inclusion on Thomson Reuters Virginia Super Lawyers® list from 2011 to 2019.

Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Benzene Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1985
  • Texas, 2002
  • California, 2006
  • Pennsylvania, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit,1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2015

Board Certifications

  • Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2005 to present


  • Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, J.D., 1985
  • College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, B.A., 1981

Professional Association & Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for recognition on the Virginia Super Lawyers® list, published by Thomson Reuters, Legal, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Jonathan A. George

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