This year marks the sixth edition of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation, the definitive guide to the country’s leading female litigators. This publication’s extensive research process, which encompasses six months of investigation into the individual litigators’ professional activities as well as client feedback surveys and individual interviews, has culminated in the selection of the country’s most distinguished women in the world of litigation.
Jones focuses her practice on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, as well as professional liability litigation. She has more than 30 years of trial experience, serving as national trial counsel to some of the largest pharmaceutical and consumer product corporations in the world. In many of these instances, she served as lead counsel in bellwether trials.
Jones is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, International Association of Trial Lawyers, Product Liability Advisory Council, International Association of Defense Counsel, American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Lawyers for Civil Justice, Trial Attorneys of America, Mississippi Bar Association, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association and Capital Area Bar Association. She is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for personal injury litigation and product liability litigation, and in Mid-South Super Lawyers® for personal injury defense. Jones is recognized as a national leader by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a trial lawyer and in the product liability and mass tort and pharmaceutical litigation categories. Chambers USA also ranks Jones as a leader in general commercial litigation in Mississippi.
Jones received both her undergraduate degree and her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas.
Sutherland focuses her practice on drug and device litigation and appellate and written advocacy. She has been recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers® for personal injury defense: products, was previously named a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation, and is the recipient of a 2017 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing. Sutherland is a member of the Mississippi, Tennessee and 5th Circuit Bar Associations, Defense Research Institute, Federalist Society, Fellowship of the Litigation Counsel of America, Lafayette County Bar Association, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, and Trial Attorneys of America. She is also a former special agent for the U.S. Secret Service.
Sutherland received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and her Juris Doctor from Mississippi College School of Law.
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