Brandon Jones – Partner & Attorney, Jackson, MS

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Brandon Jones arguing a case before the Supreme Court

I was born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Pascagoula, where I attended public school. My sister, Mary Etta, and I were raised by wonderful parents and grandparents and a supportive local community.

After getting my BA at Mississippi College, I attended Divinity School at Wake Forest University.

I served as a children’s minister for several churches and worked as a summer chaplain at an orphanage. After seeing the challenges these children faced, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer so I could stand up for kids and families facing difficult legal situations. Because of those experiences, I went to law school at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. My first legal job was a child advocate for CASA, an organization that advocates for abused and neglected children.

While I have helped hundreds of people inside and outside of the courtroom, I am most proud of the work I have done on behalf of residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, who lost their homes during Hurricane Katrina, and the fishermen who lost their livelihood in the aftermath of the BP Oil Spill.

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Brandon Jones speaking at an event for the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Faith has always played an important part in my life. Today, I enjoy teaching a weekly men’s Bible study and preaching whenever the opportunity arises.

My wife Laurie is a dietitian and we have three great kids—Ellen, Gray, and Wes. I was raised on Southern Miss football so my family and I try to make as many Golden Eagle football games as we can. I’m also an avid Denver Broncos fan.

Serving my community is important to me personally, just as it is to our law firm. The people of Jackson County elected me to office and I proudly served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 2008-2012. Currently, I am a board member for the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and recently elected as a Commissioner of the Mississippi Bar Association.

 

Experience & Credentials

Practice areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Election Law
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wrongful Death
  • Construction Law

Contact Info

308 East Pearl Street, Suite 302

Jackson, MS 39201

Phone: (601) 948-6016

http://wwww.barialaw.com

University

Mississippi College, B.A., English & History, 1999

Wake Forest University, M.Div., 2002

Law School

Mercer University, J.D., 2005

Admitted

2005, Mississippi, U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Mississippi and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Memberships

American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, Magnolia Bar Association, Mississippi Association for Justice, Mississippi Bar Association

Papers and Presentations

Lecturer, Richard Brogan Lecture Series, Northside Baptist Church, Clinton, MS (October 7-8, 2017)

“What do you do when contract performance is delayed?” National Business Institute Construction Law Seminar (September 13, 2017)

“What do you do when the other party threatens to terminate the contract?” National Business Institute Construction Law Seminar (September 13, 2017)

“Looking Ahead to 2019,” Mississippi Association for Justice Leadership Summit (August 5, 2017)

“Pitfalls & Pratfalls, Deadlines & Deadfalls: Running the Traps of Construction Liens & Arbitration,” Mississippi Bar Association Summer School (July 11, 2017)

“The 2017 (Regular) Legislative Session,” Capital Area Bar Association Newsletter (June 1, 2017)

“Mississippi Politics,” Presenter, Gulf Coast League of Women Voters, Ocean Springs, MS (January 19, 2017)

“The 2016 Presidential Election,” Presenter, Gulf Coast League of Women Voters, Ocean Springs, MS (January 2016)

“Effectively Representing the Personal Injury Client,” University of Mississippi CLE (June 5, 2015)

Introduction of Governor William Winter, Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer’s Project Pro Bono Awards Dinner, Jackson, MS (September 25, 2014)

Keynote Speaker, Annual Burton Banquet, Copiah County Democratic Party, Hazlehurst, MS (September 18, 2014)

Speaker, Mississippi AFL-CIO Annual Convention (March 6, 2014)

Keynote Speaker, Beans and Greens Dinner, Oktibbeha County Democratic Party, Starkville, MS (July 30, 2012)

Reported Cases

Creel v. Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC, 950 So.2d 1024 (Miss. 2007), Robichaux v. Nationwide Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 81 So.3d 1030 (Miss. 2011)