On Friday, October 21, Wright Lindsey Jennings’ Partner David Jones was one of two recipients honored with the Lyon College Distinguished Alumni Award. The awards are presented each year to Lyon College alumni who have brought honor to the college through their distinguished careers, according to the college website. Jones joins a revered list of only 60 award recipients since the honor began in 1950. Lyon College President Dr. Donald Weatherman and Alumni Association President Gwendolyn Green presented Jones with the award.
The Alumni Awards Banquet was part of Lyon College’s 88th annual homecoming celebrations. Jones graduated with a B.A. in politics from Lyon in 1999 and went on to earn his J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law in 2002.
During his time at Lyon, Jones served as senior class president, Student Government Association representative, student ambassador, vice president of the pre-law club and trustee advisor. He currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Lyon Board of Trustees and is a member of the President’s Advisory Council. He previously served as president of the Alumni Leadership Council. Additionally, he is a past recipient of the Lyon College Patterson Decade Award and the Order of the Tartan Leadership Award.
Since earning his J.D., Jones has received countless accolades for his legal work, as well. In 2008, the Indiana Lawyer recognized him as one of 20 “Up and Coming Indiana Lawyers.” Since 2012, Mid-South Super Lawyers has recognized him annually as a “Rising Star” in general litigation. In 2013, Arkansas Business named Jones to its “40 Under 40” list of business and political leaders. He has also been recognized as a top legal talent by several city and statewide publications.
Jones practices in the areas of business law and litigation, commercial litigation and construction law. He advises individuals and businesses in wide ranging industries including construction, banking, manufacturing and distribution, real estate, transportation and insurance, regarding issues related to risk management, pre-litigation resolution and all aspects of civil litigation.
In 2014, Wright Lindsey Jennings elected Jones to join its partnership.