David E. Jones - Attorney Biography
A Personal Profile

General Background

A native of Kansas, I have been living and practicing law in Dallas County for over 30 years.

My professional life has been spent representing ordinary people who have been injured - in their claims and lawsuits against other individuals, large corporations and insurance companies. It has been an interesting and successful practice, providing benefits to my individual clients and responsibly utilizing the civil justice system to hold wrongdoers accountable, provide fair compensation to my clients and hopefully providing a deterrent to prevent future suffering at the hands of reckless individuals or corporations

Personal Background

I’ve been fortunate, throughout my life, to enjoy tons of love and support from family and friends.  Its also been a life filled with a lot of just plain old good luck (!) -- including opportunities for fun activities outside of work: such as travel, skiing, and working on the family farm/ranch in Kansas.  Recently, I’ve also had time to volunteer with various good government organizations, including those represented on the left-hand side of this page, on consumer law issues and to promote reform of campaign financing laws. 

College

  • University of Texas at Austin (B.A.) (1976)

I started working and fighting for the rights of ordinary folks and handling consumer law issues while still a student at the University of Texas at Austin, where I was the Co-Chair of the Texas Public Interest Research Group (TexPIRG). In the late 60’s and early 70’s, TexPIRG was one of many student/consumer advocacy organizations founded by nationally known consumer advocate Ralph Nader. At TexPIRG I had the opportunity to help people with consumer complaints and act as a public advocate for consumer issues. In this capacity, as a student I actively lobbied in the Texas Legislature on several issues, most prominently on the issue of public utility regulation. TexPIRG helped create the Texas Public Utility Commission, regulating for the first time on a statewide level, the cost of  electric and telephone utility rates in Texas.

Law School

  • St. Mary's University School of Law (J.D.) (1980)

I went on to law school at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio. At St. Mary’s I was able to distinguish myself academically and as a writer and editor on the law review. I was selected to be an Associate Editor and then the Executive Editor of the St. Mary’s Law Journal. I also acted as a student instructor in legal research and writing.

Experience

After law school my first job was with a large law firm in Dallas, representing personal injury plaintiffs. After several years, I left that firm and became a shareholder in another law firm with several other lawyers where I continued with a personal injury and civil trial practice for many years, primarily engaged in litigation and trial on behalf of victims of negligence, product defects and medical malpractice.

For the last several years I have continued my personal injury practice as a solo practitioner doing business simply as the 'Law Offices of David E. Jones'.

Over the years, my past cases have involved everything from simple automobile negligence cases to complex product liability litigation. They include: crashworthiness cases, automobile/truck defect cases, construction site negligence cases, medical device defect cases, premises defect lawsuits, third-party criminal liability cases, governmental liability/tort claims and large truck collision cases. Many of my past cases have involved wrongful death or catastrophic injury, resulting in significant monetary damage verdicts or settlements for my clients.

Licenses and Certification

I have been licensed by the State Bar of Texas for the general practice of law in Texas since 1980. I’ve been licensed in the Federal Courts since 1981. I have been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1992.

In Texas, a Board Certified attorney is an attorney who has demonstrated special competence in a particular field in which the Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified their competence beyond a general license to practice law. In order to qualify for certification in Personal Injury Trial Law, the Board requires, among other things, that the attorney have experience handling a wide variety of personal injury trial law matters, have demonstrated experience in practice, be evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges, and pass a day-long additional written examination.

In addition to Board Certification, I have also been AV rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s peer review rating system for many years. According to Martindale-Hubbell the AV Preeminent rating “shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.” I continue to strive to achieve the highest levels of skill and integrity in my practice of personal injury and civil trial law.

For a further outline of my professional qualifications, please click on the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated link below.

Personal Injury Law Auto Accidents Wrongful Death Consumer Protection Law Campaign Finance Law
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