During her over 30 years of trial experience, Jones has served as national trial counsel representing various corporations and has tried cases throughout the United States. In many of these instances, she has served as lead counsel in bellwether trials. She is also a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1977
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court Of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
    • 6th Circuit
    • 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Admitted pro hac vice in many states around the country

Distinctions

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Past District 6 Regent, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury Defense: Products
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial, Litigation: Trial Lawyers (Nationwide), Product Liability and Mass Torts (Nationwide), Product Liability: Pharmaceutical (Nationwide)
  • Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence, 2014
  • Product Liability Attorney of the Year, LMG Life Sciences, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Lawyer of the Year, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2013
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Education & Honors

  • University of Arkansas, J.D., with high honors, 1977
    • Managing Editor, Arkansas Law Review
  • University of Arkansas, B.A., 1974
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Experience

  • Significant Trials and Representation
  • Carolyn Lewis v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – First MDL bellwether Product liability action involving pelvic mesh. Tried in the Southern District of West Virginia. (Lead counsel); resulted in a defense verdict (2014).
  • Linda Gross, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. - Product liability action involving pelvic mesh. Tried in Atlantic County, New Jersey. (Lead Counsel) (2013). 
  • Christina Su v. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. - Product liability action involving prescription drug Fosamax. Tried in Atlantic County, New Jersey. (Lead Counsel) (2012).
  • Jo Ann Sessner v. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. - Second New Jersey bellwether product liability case involving prescription drug Fosamax (Lead Counsel); resulted in defense verdict (2012).
  • Alison Rosenberg v. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. - First New Jersey bellwether product liability trial involving prescription drug Fosamax (Lead Counsel) (2011). 
  • Robert Beare v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.- First New Jersey bellwether product liability case involving prescription drug Levaquin (Lead Counsel); resulted in defense verdict (2011).
  • Paul Gaffney v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. - First New Jersey bellwether product liability case involving prescription drug Levaquin; (Lead Counsel); resulted in defense verdict (2011). 
  • Brianna Maya v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. - Philadelphia trial involving product liability case in connection with Children's Motrin and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (Lead Counsel); resulted in plaintiff verdict (2011).
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Publications

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  • "The Historical Rationale for Punitive Damages; Its Evolution and Current Application," National Conference of Judicial Excellence (2009). 
  • "Early and Often: The Trial Responses to Proffered Evidence of a Guilty Plea in a Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Trial," Defense Research Institute (2006). 
  • "Cross Examining the Personal Injury Plaintiff," Young Lawyers Seminar, Defense Research Institute (2006). 
  • "Expert Witnesses Effective (Cross) Examination and Jury Communication," American Conference Institute 10th Anniversary Drug & Medical Device Litigation (2005). 
  • "Current Issues in Pharmaceutical Litigation and Policy," American Bar Association Product Liability Committee (2004). 
  • "Ladies and Gentlemen, This is Not the Lottery (Defense of Catastrophic Damage Cases)," Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Seminar, Defense Research Institute (2004). 
  • "Creative Approaches to Punitive Damages," Iowa Defense Lawyers Association (2002). 
  • "Technology in the Courtroom," Arkansas Bar Association (2002). 
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