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Jonah A. Toleno

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in San Diego, CA

Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C.
401 West A Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-501-6483
Fax: 619-615-5290
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Securities Litigation, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Securities & Corporate Finance
Languages Spoken: English, Tagalog
Attorney Profile

Jonah A. Toleno is an attorney and partner at Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C., in San Diego, California. Ms. Toleno focuses her practice on securities law and represents clients throughout the San Diego area. Along with litigation experience, she is also experienced with arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Ms. Toleno earned her bachelor’s degree in legal studies from the University of California, Berkeley and her law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. She is admitted to practice in California and Arizona as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Throughout her career, Ms. Toleno has received a variety of awards and recognition for her accomplishments within the legal realm. The San Diego Business Journal awarded her “Best of the Bar” in the area of securities law for three consecutive years starting in 2014. She was a finalist for “Woman of the Year” by San Diego magazine in 2016 and has been mentioned in publications including The Daily Transcript. Ms. Toleno is also rated AV Preeminent*, the highest possible, by the attorney peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Toleno is an active participant in a number of legal and community organizations. She regularly volunteers her time mentoring young attorneys through local bar associations, at children’s schools and sports programs, in the San Diego County Bar Association’s anti-bullying initiatives and as a volunteer judge for the University of San Diego School of Law Moot Court Competition. She is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego, the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego and the American Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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

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


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022

About Jonah A. Toleno

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
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Office Location for Jonah A. Toleno

401 West A Street
Suite 2200
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-501-6483

Fax: 619-615-5290

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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