John Jones is a senior partner at the Jackson, Mississippi law firm of Griffin Jones Law Firm, PLLC. A native of Jackson and a product of the Jackson public schools and Murrah High School, he attended Millsaps College and the University of Mississippi (“Ole Miss”) for an undergraduate double major in English and History. He returned to Ole Miss for graduate school in history before switching to Ole Miss Law School, where he receivied his J.D. He served a clerkship from 1985-86 with United States District Judge Tom S. Lee, Southern District of Mississippi, before starting in private practice in Jackson, where he is currently. He has published articles and papers on both legal and non-legal issues, including over 50 papers in his fields of concentration: workers’ compensation; insurance litigation of all types including “bad faith” tort actions arising in the first-person-contract and compensation settings; contract law; employment law; and a broad personal injury practice.
Administrative Law and Workers’ Compensation Section, Mississippi State Bar, past-chairman 1999-2000
Mississippi Civil Rights Education Commission (established by Mississippi Legislature in 2005 to plan and prepare public school curriculum on history of Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi), 2006-2009
Mississippi Center; Eudora Welty Foundation (organization devoted to fund-raising and honoring memory of novelist, short-story writer and essayist Eudora Welty), member, 2007-2011
Best Lawyers in America, selected by peers in the field of Workers’ Compensation law, 1997 – present in field of general personal injury, 2006-present; selected by peers;