University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts, 1986
Insurance Institute of America, Associate in Claims, 1989
University of Puget Sound, Juris Doctor, 1992
Washington State Bar Association, 1994
United States District Court, Western District of Washington, 1996
Defense Council Trial Academy, 1998
Civil and Workplace Mediation, The Mediation Center, Inc., 2001
Basic Mediation Training, Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County, 2001
Mediating the Litigated Case, Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2016
Washington State Bar Association
Lewis County Bar Association
Thurston County Bar Association
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Neutral. Mr. Jones has considerable experience with mediation dating back to his time as an insurance adjuster. He received training as a mediator in 2001 (two separate forty hour trainings), and 2016 (42 hour Mediating the Litigated Case at Pepperdine Law School). He has served as a volunteer mediator in a community mediation setting and serves as an arbitrator. He is also frequently appointed in both Thurston and Lewis County as a Settlement Guardian Ad Litem in minor settlement matters.
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death. Mr. Jones began his career as an insurance adjuster for a large national property and casualty insurer in 1987. He handled automobile injury and death claims for several years before becoming a lawyer in 1994. Since that time he has defended clients against injury claims, and he has represented clients bringing such claims. He has over twenty four years of experience in such matters.
Elder Law and Estate Planning and Administration. Mr. Jones is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He assists clients with planning and administration in these areas. He has also been involved in Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act (TEDRA) actions.
Mr. Jones lives just outside Chehalis with his wife, two golden retrievers, and two cats. He enjoys wildlife photography.