Senior Partner

Linley Jones

Trial work, more than any other area of law, benefits clients in their greatest time of need,” says Ms. Jones. “I am a trial lawyer because I enjoy being able to help people though difficult, life-changing situations – to help them see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s easy to be passionate about your work and the law when you know that the end result you’re working for will have a huge impact on the rest of your client’s life.

Linley Jones is one of Atlanta’s most accomplished trial lawyers. She is the first woman lawyer in the United States to be board certified in legal malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (an ABA-approved certification board). She has an AV rating, the highest professional rating available from the Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Directory. With 25 years of experience, she practices primarily in the areas of legal malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death.

Raised on St. Simons Island, Georgia, Ms. Jones moved to Washington, D.C. during high school to work as a Senate page for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and then started college at age 16 as a Kemper Scholar at Emory University where she received her B.A. in political science. Ms. Jones then obtained her law degree as a Callaway Scholar at Georgia State University in 1992, and served as political editor of the Georgia State Law Review. Ms. Jones appeared on CNN over 100 times as a Senior Legal Analyst (in addition to practicing law), and has also appeared on many other local and national programs. After hours, Ms. Jones serves as a City Councilmember in the City of Brookhaven, Georgia.

In addition to serving as the immediate past President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Ms. Jones is an active member of the American Association for Justice, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta and the Atlanta Trial Lawyers Society. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and has served on the Board of Directors of the Civil Justice PAC. She remains a champion member of both the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Civil Justice PAC.

Ms. Jones has repeatedly been named Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine and one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in Georgia, most recently in 2016. In 2007, she was selected by the Fulton County Daily Report as one of 15 Georgia lawyers “On the Rise”. Since 2009, she has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia by the American Trial Lawyers Association. She has also received the highest rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, an AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rating, and has a 5 out of 5-star rating on Avvo.com. Ms. Jones has achieved multiple seven-figure verdicts and settlements on behalf of deserving clients.

1989-1992
    • Georgia State University College Of Law
    • Juris Doctorate; Fuller Callaway Scholar
1985-1989
    • Emory University
    • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
    • Early Admission at Age 16
    • Kemper Foundation Scholar in Business
    • Dean’s List, All Four Years
    • Pi Epsilon Alpha, Political Science Honor Society
    • Editor, The Voice, Emory University’s Political Newspaper
    • Super Lawyer, Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice, Atlanta Magazine, 2017 to present
    • Super Lawyer, Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia, Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice, Atlanta Magazine, 2011 to present
    • Super Lawyer, Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice, Atlanta Magazine, 2004 to present
    • America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award
    • 2016 Woman of the Year, Law and Justice Award
    • Attorney of the Month, Attorney at Law Magazine
    • One of Fifteen Lawyers on the Rise, Daily Report Newspaper
    • 2014-present AV-Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Directory
    • Top 50 Female Lawyers
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honor Society
    • Justice Award, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2019
    • Executive Committee, Professional Liability Section, State Bar of Georgia, 2018-2019
    • Chairperson, Professional Liability Insurance Committee, State Bar of Georgia, 2018-2019
    • Treasurer, Souls Grown Deep Foundation, 2018-present
    • City Councilperson, Brookhaven City Council, 2015-present
    • President, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2014-2015
    • Board of Governors, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, 2011-present
    • Board Member, Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, 2013-2017
    • Senior Legal Analyst, CNN Headline News
    • Co-Founder, Atlanta Trial Lawyers Society
    • Officer, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010-2014
    • Membership Chair, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009-2010
    • Champion Member, Civil Justice PAC, 2008-present
    • Member of the Board of Directors, Civil Justice PAC, 2008-2010
    • Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
    • Chairman, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Lawyers Club of Atlanta, 2003
    • Member, State Bar of Georgia
    • Member, American Association for Justice
    • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
    • Spokesperson, Brookhaven Yes, 2012
    • Co-Founder, City of Brookhaven, Georgia, 2012
    • Board Member, Citizens for North Dekalb, 2010-2011
    • Community Affairs Chair, Cambridge Park Civic Association, 2006-2015
    • Facilitator, DOCC Theology Course, 2001-2003
    • Judge/Evaluator, Georgia and National Mock Trial Competitions, 1994-1996
    • Member, Mensa International, 1992-2000
November 2019 “Common Ethical Issues for Medical Malpractice Lawyers”
35th Annual Medical Malpractice Liability Institute
State Bar of Georgia
May 2019 “Conflicts of Interest,” panelist
American Bar Association National Legal Malpractice Conference
May 2019 “Rehabilitating a Nationalistic Jury”
American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys Annual Convention
March 2019 “Closing Argument in a Legal Malpractice Case”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
March 2019 “Litigation Ethics”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
January 2019 “What Judges Need to Know About Legal Malpractice”
Institute of Continuing Judicial Education Superior Court Judges’ Convention
October 2018 “Ethics for Paralegals”
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Paralegal Workshop
April 2018 “Malpractice Avoidance Tips”
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers EDU
March 2018 “Professionalism and Ethics Update”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
March 2018 “Not Your Typical CLE”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
October 2017 “What Judges Need to Know About Legal Malpractice”
State Court Judges’ Fall Conference
April 2017 “The Do’s & Don’ts of Closing Arguments”
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention
March 2017 “Closing Argument”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
December 2016 “Ethical Considerations in Social Media”
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE
October 2016 “Hailing Minnie Hale Daniel on the 100th Anniversary of Women in the Practice of Law in Georgia”
Georgia Bar Journal
September 2016 “Avoiding Legal Malpractice”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
March 2016 “Closing Argument”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
January 2016 “Women in Law: Rainmaking”
Daily Report Events
December 2015 “Pointers on Your Legal Malpractice Coverage”
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE
October 2015 “Avoiding & Surviving Legal Malpractice”
West Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
October 2014 “Avoiding and Surviving Legal Malpractice”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
April 2014 “Avoiding Legal Malpractice in Medical Malpractice Cases”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
January 2014 “Ethics: Staying Out of Harm’s Way: Avoiding Legal Malpractice at Trial”
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention
November 2013 “Avoiding Legal Malpractice”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
September 2013 “Techniques for Effective Cross Examination”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
March 2013 “Top Tips for Avoiding Legal Malpractice”
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE
September 2012 “Avoiding Legal Malpractice in a Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
December 2011 “Avoiding Legal Malpractice in the Age of New Technology”
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Holiday Seminar
January 2011 “Avoiding Legal Malpractice in Jury Trials”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
August 2009 “Ethical Considerations in Auto Tort Cases”
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE
March 2009 “Damages in the Legal Malpractice Setting”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
January 2009 “Ethics for the Plaintiff’s Attorney”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
Winter 2009 “Finding All Sources of Recovery in Catastrophic Injury Cases”
The Verdict Magazine
December 2008 “Controlling Trial Evidence with Motions in Limine”
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE
August 2008 “Finding Sources of Recovery in Catastrophic Personal Injury Cases”
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE
January 2008 “Document Retention & Other Ethical Issues for Real Estate Lawyers”
11th Annual CLE Claims & Underwriting Seminar
February 2008 “Damages in the Legal Malpractice Setting”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
December 2007 “Litigation Ethics”
Atlanta Bar Association CLE
December 2007 “Common Mistakes at Trial and How to Avoid Them”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
October 2007 “Legal Malpractice Pitfalls in Personal Injury Cases”
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
August 2007 “How to Run Your Own Focus Groups”
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE
August 2006 “Keeping Defense Lawyers Honest”
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE
January 1992 “Uniform Rules of the Road: Provide a Criminal Penalty for Vehicular Feticide”
Georgia State University Law Review
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • Georgia Court of Appeals
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Address

3334 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Suite CU-2
Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone

(404) 418-0000

Fax

(404) 418-0044

Email

info@linleyjones.com

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