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Richard Jones, III

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Phone: 770.671.1730
Fax: 770.671.8137

1117 Perimeter Center W
#N-114
Atlanta, Georgia 30338

Richard Jones, III, is a successful trial lawyer in Sandy Springs. He represents the injured and their families, not insurance companies. Born and raised in Atlanta, his passion is his work.

He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1974 and obtained his law degree from Emory University Law School in 1978. He graduated near the top of his class, Order of the Coif (equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa or Magna Cum Laude).  He attended Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College in 2003.

He was Editor (1997 - 1999) of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association's quarterly publication, The Verdict, and has written over ten articles published for trial lawyers and spoken frequently  to trial lawyers at legal education seminars.  He is Vice President and Trustee of the Georgia Consumer Justice Foundation.

He lives in Sandy Springs, where he is past President of Sandy Springs Little League and the Sandy Springs Bar Association.  He has two adult sons.  He is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Sandy Springs.

Focus of Practice

Negligent/Inadequate Security.  Stabbed, shot, raped or killed at an apartment, hotel, motel, office complex, parking lot or shopping center because of inadequate or negligent security.

Personal Injury.  Wrongful death, serious injuries, burn injuries, brain injuries, injuries to minor children and spinal cord injuries from tractor-trailer wrecks, automobile wrecks, premises defects and carelessness of others.

Education

J.D., Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA , 1978
Honors:
Order of the Coif
Graduated 3rd in class
Moot Court Society

B.A., English, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1974
Honors and Activities:
Dean's List
Staff Reporter, The Cavalier Daily

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Georgia, 1978

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 1978 - Current
Vice President: 2001-2002

Verdict Magazine, Quarterly Publication of GTLA
Editor, 1998 - 1999

Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member Since: 1979
Member, ATLA Inadequate Security Litigation Group

National Crime Victim Bar Association
Member Since: 2002

Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2005

Melvin Belli Society Member
Member Since: 2005
Fellow

Sandy Springs Bar Association
Member Since: 1982
President Elect, Vice-President, 2006 - current, Board of Directors, 2002 - current

Atlanta Bar Association
Member Since: 1979

American Bar Association
Member Since: 1978

Old War Horse Lawyers Club
Member Since: 1998

Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Member Since: 1984

Knights of the Bar
Fellow

Lectures

Lectures

“Using Focus Groups To Sharpen Your Case Presentation”, ICLE Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, January 2009

“Inadequate Security And Premises Liability Cases”, ICLE Punitive Damages Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2008

“Inadequate Security And Premises Liability Cases”, ICLE Punitive Damages Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2007

“Inadequate Security in the Age of Tort Reform”, National Crime Victims Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., June 2007

“Equine Liability and Equine Disputes”, ICLE Animals And The Law Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2007

"Trying Inadequate Security Cases", Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting & Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2007

"Inadequate Security Cases", Georgia Personal Injury Practice Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2006

"Punitive Damages in Inadequate Security Cases", ICLE Punitive Damages Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2006

"Discovering the Story in Inadequate Security Cases", National Crime Victim Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. May 2006

"Trying Inadequate Security Cases in the Age of Tort Reform", Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Fall Retreat, Paradise Island, Bahamas, October 2005

"Punitive Damages in Inadequate Security Cases", ICLE Punitive Damages Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2005

"SB3's Effect on Inadequate Security Cases", Championing Justice in the Age of Tort Reform: Strategies for Meeting the Challenge, GTLA Annual Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2005

"2003 Update on Premises Liability", 22nd Annual Insurance Law Institute, ICLE, St. Simons, Georgia, September 2003

"Powerpoint Use in a Variety of Plaintiff's Cases", Technology Show and Tell, High Tech Presentations in the Courtroom, ICLE, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2002

"Powerpoint for Trial Lawyers: Winning Visuals in the Courtroom", Technology and Law Practice Management, GTLA Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2001

"Presentation of Plaintiff's Case", Technology Show and Tell at Trial, ICLE, Atlanta, Georgia, December 2000

"Trial Evidence: What You Need to Know", GTLA Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2000

Publications

"Investigate Your Defendant on the Worldwide Web," Verdict Magazine, Summer 1996.

"Jury Charges: Are They Music To Your Ears?," Verdict Magazine, Fall 1997.

"Slip & Falldowns On Ice, Snow and Rain," Verdict Magazine, Fall 1998.

Other Leadership

Graduate, Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, 2003

Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, their highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards

Teacher, Emory Law School Trial Practice Program (KEPTT), 2005 -  Current

Board of Directors, Crime Victims Advocacy Council, 2005 - Current

Board of Directors, Georgia Horse Council, 2001 - Current

Leadership Sandy Springs, Class of 2004

President, Sandy Springs Little League, 1996 - 1998

Treasurer, United States Eventing Association, 1988 - 1989

President, Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association, 1984 - 1986