Jonah A. Toleno

Top rated Securities Litigation attorney in San Diego, California

Garcia Hong Law
Jonah A. Toleno
Garcia Hong Law

Practice Areas: Securities Litigation, Business Litigation, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in California since: 2000

Education: University of California College of the Law, San Francisco

Languages Spoken: English, Tagalog

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023

Garcia Hong Law

10680 Treena St
Suite 160
San Diego, CA 92131 Visit website



Jonah Toleno is Of Counsel with Garcia Hong Law. She has been licensed for over 20 years. Her practice with Garcia Hong Law focuses on business and corporate law. She brings a broad range of trial and arbitration experience to the firm, having litigated, arbitrated, and mediated hundreds of complex business, securities, financial services, and trade secret matters prior to joining. She uses her expansive litigation experience to provide outside General Counsel services to various local, national, and international businesses, corporate entities, and individuals, helping navigate legal issues. 

Jonah has a premier “AV”, 5.0 out of 5.0 rating with Martindale Hubbell. She consistently is recognized by numerous publications for her excellence as an attorney, including being named by SuperLawyers as a Top 50 Attorney in San Diego and a Top 25 Female Attorney in San Diego since 2020, and a “SuperLawyer” consecutively since 2017. Two of San Diego’s largest bar organizations, San Diego County Bar Association and Lawyers Club of San Diego, have recognized Jonah’s community contributions by awarding her their respective Annual Community Service Awards in 2018 and 2020. 

Jonah is a longstanding leader in the local and national legal community. Her service includes co-chairing the 2023-2024 “Friends” Committee of the National Association of Women Judges, co-chairing several committees of the Lawyers Club of San Diego, including the Judicial Appointments Evaluation Committee, Bench Bar Committee, Membership Development Committee, and the Diverse Women’s Committee, serving as a Past President and current Director for the Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego, and serving on the Awards and Endorsements Committee of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association. She also volunteers with local charities and regularly mentors law students and new attorneys through organizations such as the San Diego County Bar Association, and on her own time. She regularly speaks at events and panels on topics such as good business practices, law practice and management, avoiding the pitfalls of litigation, networking and marketing, and alternative dispute resolution.

Jonah attended the University of California at Berkeley, where she majored in Legal Studies and minored in Music. She obtained her law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California. While at U.C. Hastings, she was a staff editor for the Hastings Women's Law Journal and served as President of various student organizations. She is fluent in Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines.

Practice areas

Securities Litigation, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Securities & Corporate Finance

Focus areas

Business Organizations, Contracts, Limited Liability Companies, Non-Compete Agreements, Partnership, Securities Law, Trade Secret

  • 60% Securities Litigation
  • 20% Business Litigation
  • 10% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Securities & Corporate Finance

First Admitted: 2000, California

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Staff Editor, Hastings Women’s Law Journal
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • The Next Level (TNL) Softball, Past Team Representative
  • Community Outreach Co-Chair, Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego, 2017
Educational Background:
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California B.A, Major: Legal Studies, Minor: Music, 1996
  • AV Rated, 5 out of 5, Martindale Hubbell, 2012
  • Best of the Bar Award, San Diego Business Journal, 2014-2016
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Securities Law, 2013
  • Women Who Mean Business Award Finalist, San Diego Business Journal, 2014
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Top Attorney, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2014-2015
  • Woman of the Year Award Finalist, San Diego Magazine, 2016
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, Co-Chair, Membership Development Committee, 2020
  • National Filipino American Lawyers Association, Awards and Endorsements Committee Member, 2018
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, Chair, Judicial Applicant Endorsements Committee, 2019
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, Co-Chair, Bench Bar Committee, 2019
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, Co-Chair, Judicial Applicant Endorsements Committee, 2020
  • Filipino-American Lawyers of San Diego, Board Member (2013-Present)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member, Past Affiliate President
  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association; Member of Business & Corporate Law, Civil Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Labor and Employment Law Sections
  • American Bar Association, Past National Advisory Board Member
  • Awards and Endorsements Committee Member, National Filipino American Lawyers Association, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Association of Business and Trial Lawyers
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego Diverse Women's Committee Co-Chair(specialty bar association with the overall objective of eliminating discrimination based on sex including but not limited to advancing the status of women in the law, supporting and improving the administration of justice, promoting the equality of the sexes in our society), 2017
  • San Diego Chamber of Commerce, Past Member
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego Judicial Endorsements Committee Member, 2017
  • Arizona, 2005
  • Pan-Asian Lawyers of San Diego
  • Served as President of Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego, 2015, 2016, 2015
  • National Filipino American Lawyers Association, Member, Past Affiliate President
  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, Past Secretary
  • California, 2000
Industry Groups:
  • Financial Services

Office location for Jonah A. Toleno

10680 Treena St
Suite 160
San Diego, CA 92131

Phone: 858-255-0163

Additional sources of information about Jonah A. Toleno

Attorney resources for Jonah A. Toleno

Page Generated: 0.27163195610046 sec