AREAS OF PRACTICE

Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
Municipal Law
Personal Injury Law
Premises Liability
Real Estate Law
Torts
Wills and Probate
Workers Compensation

EDUCATION

Law School: Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1980
College: Ursinus College, B.A., 1977

Membership

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Schuylkill County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Association for Justice

More Information

Admitted: Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania; United States Court of Appeals – Third Circuit; Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Jones practices primarily in the Court of Common Pleas in Luzerne County, Dauphin County, Northumberland County, Berks County, and Schuylkill County, as well as in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. He previously served as a Solicitor for Schuylkill County from 1984 through 2003 and as Schuylkill County Assistant Solicitor from 2003 through June 2006.

The major focus of Mr. Jones’ practice is Civil Litigation of all types. He handles matters for both plaintiffs and defendants, litigating personal injury and wrongful death suits, automobile, trucking and motorcycle accident cases, business partner disputes, commercial, construction, insurance, real estate and class action suits and also practicing workers compensation law. He is active as an arbitrator in both uninsured and underinsured motorists arbitrations. He is also active as a mediator in all types of litigation matters. Mr. Jones has appeared before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board, the Public Utility Commission and other administrative agencies. His extensive experience includes arguing cases before the Worker’s Compensation Appeal Board, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Jones’ trial practice includes both commercial and personal injury litigation and workers compensation cases, including numerous complex matters within those areas. As trial counsel, Mr. Jones has achieved a verdict in excess of two million dollars, and multiple settlements in excess of one million dollars in various personal injury cases. Additionally, he served as co-trial counsel in a class action law suit that resulted in a settlement of twelve million dollars in cash as well as an additional eight to ten million dollars in benefits to the class members. Mr. Jones also served as lead counsel in a class action lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas of Berks County representing a class of over 80 employees in a claim for payment of unpaid wage supplements by the employer upon the sale of the company.

Mr. Jones was awarded an AV® rating in Martindale-Hubbell in 2000. He has maintained that distinction ever since. The AV® rating identifies a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability based upon an extensive peer review by other members of the Bar.

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