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Jones Inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) Attorney Christy D. Jones has been named inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL).

“This is a well deserved honor for Christy, and we are very proud of her many accomplishments,” said Donald Clark, Jr., Chairman, Butler Snow. “She is a highly respected and successful trial lawyer who is valued both by our firm and our clients around the globe.”

Jones is Chair of the Litigation Department and Co-chair of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Industry Team at Butler Snow. She focuses her practice on drug and medical device, product liability law and mass torts.  Jones has served as national trial counsel representing various multi-national corporations and has tried numerous bellwether cases throughout her career. She is an AV-rated attorney by Martindale –Hubbell and has been recognized for her work by Chambers USA,  Mid-South Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America and is listed among the Law Dragon 500. Jones is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is a past Regent of Region 6.  She is also a Fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the Mississippi Bar Foundation.

The International Academy of Trial Lawyers limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United States. The Academy seeks out, identifies, acknowledges and honors those who have achieved a career of excellence through demonstrated skill and ability in jury trials, trials before the court and appellate practice. Members are engaged in civil practice on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s side of the courtroom, and the trial of criminal cases. The Academy invites only lawyers who have attained the highest level of advocacy. A comprehensive screening process identifies the most distinguished members of the trial bar by means of both peer and judicial review. Ms. Jones has been evaluated by her colleagues and the judges in her jurisdiction and has been highly recommended by them as possessing these qualifications and characteristics.

Chartered in 1954, the Academy’s general purposes are to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reforms in the law, facilitate the Administration of Justice, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession.