During his 38 years of trial practice, Jones has handled significant high-stakes litigation in a wide variety of areas including transportation, products liability, civil rights and employment, constitutional law, and commercial disputes.
Representative cases include:
- Lead counsel defending trucking companies in scores of wrongful death, burn, spine and brain injury cases.
- Lead counsel defending a tire & rubber manufacturer that led to acceptance of the Component Part Doctrine in Arkansas.
- Lead counsel for the President of the United States in the Whitewater appellate litigation.
- Lead counsel for a school district in a nationally-publicized First Amendment case involving student expulsion.
- Amicus counsel for national and state trade associations in successfully challenging the constitutionality of the Arkansas Seat Belt Evidence Statute.
- Lead counsel representing plaintiffs and defendants in unfair trade practice and trade secret cases, covenant-not-to-compete suits, as well as in employment discrimination, FMLA and inmate civil rights litigation.
- Lead counsel in commercial contract disputes, insurance coverage disputes and cargo loss litigation.
Before joining the firm, Jones served from 1982-84 as a law clerk for United States District Judge G. Thomas Eisele and from 1977-79 as a legislative assistant to United States Senator Dale Bumpers. He has taught trial and litigation skills as an Adjunct Professor at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law and has been an active member of the Arkansas Bar Association, holding various positions including Chair of the Young Lawyers’ Section. He also is a founding member of the William R. Overton Inn of Court. In 2013, he was appointed to serve as a Special Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Jones currently serves as outside General Counsel for the Arkansas Trucking Association, Inc.
He holds an A.V. ® Preeminent peer-review rating through Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubble and has been listed as a Mid-South Super Lawyer in the area of Civil Litigation Defense every year since 2006. Both the Arkansas Bar Association and the Pulaski County Bar Association have honored him with awards for his contributions to those organizations.
He has held civic positions as Chairman of the Board for the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County, Commissioner for the Little Rock Sustainability Commission and Secretary-Treasurer of the Pulaski County Bar Association.