Mr. Jones' practice focuses primarily on civil trial work with an emphasis on catastrophic personal injury and property damage cases. During his 18 years of practice, Mr. Jones has investigated and defended through trial dozens of trucking, construction and oilfield accidents, premises and product liability claims, railroad grade-crossing collisions, and numerous fires and explosions resulting in the loss of life and property. Mr. Jones serves as Texas and Oklahoma counsel for a national chain of highway travel centers and for a national supplier of fuel and lubricants representing them in litigation across both states involving trucking accidents, oilfield accidents, and premises liability claims.
Mr. Jones has also represented numerous companies and individuals in a variety of commercial and business disputes. He has represented banks in foreclosure proceedings (both judicial and non-judicial), real estate investors in financial disputes, builders and general contractors in construction defect claims, owners of commercial and residential real estate in tenant disputes and business owners in breach of contract and collection cases. Mr. Jones has also represented railroads in personal injury cases across the state, with an emphasis on grade crossing accidents and pedestrian/trespasser claims.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Jones serves as an adjunct instructor at Texas Christian University (2011 to present), teaching undergraduate courses focusing on domestic and international criminal justice topics as well as the structure and function of the American court system.
Before joining Canterbury Gooch Surratt Shapiro Stein & Gaswirth, Mr. Jones was a partner with the Wolf Law Firm in Southlake, Texas for six years. Mr. Jones also practiced law for nine years with Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P. in Dallas, first as an associate and then as a partner. Following his graduation from law school, Mr. Jones served one year as the Briefing Attorney to the Honorable Tim Taft, Justice, First Court of Appeals, Texas. In 2007 Mr. Jones was named a Texas Rising Star by Texas Monthly Magazine.