Mr. Jones began his practice of law in 1966. He has concentrated on land use law and development in the private sector as well as government land use, planning and acquisition for transportation projects, port development, parks and school sites. After completing his military service his civilian career began in the City Attorney’s Office of the City of Portsmouth in 1968. In 1970 he entered private practice for a period of thirty years first in Portsmouth and later moved his office to Western Branch in Chesapeake. He became outside counsel to the Department of Transportation in 1993. As outside counsel and later as a Staff Attorney he served the administrations of Virginia Attorneys General Gilmore, Earley, Kilgore, McDonnell and Cuccinelli. In 2000 he became Assistant Attorney General and Counsel for VDOT’s Right of Way Manager and staff while overseeing the certification of all real estate titles, eminent domain litigation and supervision of outside counsel to VDOT. He rose to the level of Senior Assistant Attorney General for the VDOT Southeast Region as the Region’s Staff Counsel. He has been repeatedly selected by his peers to be included in Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite in the category of Real Estate/Land Use. Mr. Jones has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
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Not only is Mr. Jones an experienced litigator, deeply familiar with the process of land acquisition, but he is also trained in the procedures of transportation project planning and the funding of transportation projects. His extensive litigation experience has included personal injury and death cases, will contests, construction law matters, partition of land and divorce. His practice has also traditionally involved legal work needed in estate administration and administrative law matters involving state licensing of various kinds of facilities. He began his career as a junior commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps and he is a veteran of the Viet Nam War. He also served a term as an Assistant City Attorney and as a Substitute District Court Judge in Portsmouth, Virginia. He is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Virginia, the United States Court of Military Appeals, the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, and the United States Supreme Court.