Joseph Alonso


Joseph is a founding member of Alonso & Wirth. His highest proficiency lies in Arbitration and Mediation cases, with experience that includes multi-million-dollar awards.

Having successfully practiced law for over 20 years, Joseph is often sought after for his integrity and discretion. He has a national practice litigating disputes over intellectual property, employee raiding, trade secrets and non-compete agreements in courts and arbitration. He also handles regulatory matters at the federal and state level.

Community Connection

Joseph serves on the Carter Center Board of Councilors, is a Governor appointee and Secretary for the Georgia Humanities Council Board and serves on the Oxford College of Emory University Alumni Board.

His passions are family, work, and community. He believes that to see a community thrive and offer a rich live-work-play experience, we must actively contribute to that realization and success.

Joseph is involved in other community organizations, including:

  • Children’s Development Academy – Past Board Chair
  • Bridge2Rwanda – Volunteer and Host Family
  • Atlanta Technology Angels – Member
  • Sound Media Ventures – Members
  • Bashor Homeless Men’s Shelter – Food & Overnight Volunteer
  • Concrete Jungle – Volunteer Farmer
  • Judicial Procedure and Administration Committee – State Bar of Georgia, Former
  • North Fulton Bar Association – Past President
  • Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy – State Bar of Georgia, Graduate
  • Leadership North Fulton – Graduate

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., Tulane University Law School
  • B.A., Emory University
  • A.A., Oxford College of Emory University
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals


  • Obtaining $18 million dollar result for client: Stephens Inc. v. Benjamin F. Edwards & Co., et al. FINRA Case No. 17-02378.
  • Obtaining a multi-million dollar award for client: Lance R. Beck v. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, LLC, FINRA Case No. 08-02482.: 
  • Obtaining favorable results for clients, including: 
  • J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC v. Morgan Stanley, et al., FINRA Case No. 11-03379.
  • John Wassenaar v. CF Global Trading, LLC, FINRA Case No. 11-03222.
  • RBC Dain Rauscher v. Stephens, Inc., et al. FINRA Case No. 04-015322.
  • Stephen James Heil v. LPL Financial, et. al., FINRA Case No. 13-02673.
  • Timothy Bastian v. Manarin Securities Corporation, AAA No. 01-14-0001-4647.
  • Obtaining a defense verdict for clients, including: 
  • Marilyn Banks v. Morgan Stanley DW, Inc., 2005 NASD Arb. LEXIS 2270, Case No. 04-06440.
  • Thomas D. Johannson, Ann Tipton Johannson v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., 2005 NASD Arb. LEXIS 1561, Case No. 03-03414.
  • Obtaining verdict for client: Daniel J. Higgins v. Fahnestock & Co., f/k/a Josephthal & Co., Inc., 2003 NASD Arb. LEXIS 2158, Case No. 02-06856.
  • Non-competes found unenforceable under Georgia law: Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. David W. Mulford, 2007 NASD Arb. LEXIS 1089, Case No. 06-03794.
  • Resolving a dispute in clients’ favor and obtaining a U-5 expungement: Scott Macolino and Roger Shaffer v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., 2005 NASD Arb. LEXIS 2661, Case No. 04-03671.
  • Claudia Sitar v. Morgan Stanley DW, Inc., 2004 NASD Arb. LEXIS 1041, Case No. 02-03438.
  • Salomon Smith Barney, Inc. v. Gary B. Meyers, 2004 NASD Arb. LEXIS 1701, Case No. 02-04113.