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Dennis Neil Jones

Dennis Neil Jones

Practice areas:

Insurance, Construction & Development, Litigation

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Dennis Neil Jones, a partner in the Ventura-based law firm of Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, L.L.P., has been practicing insurance coverage and other civil litigation for 30 years. During that time, he has acted as coverage counsel for insurers, policyholders and plaintiffs. Mr. Jones has also served as a retained expert witness on insurance coverage, regulatory and standard of care issues. Retired Judges have retained him as an independent coverage expert in large construction defect mediations. He is a civil trial attorney who has recovered more than $50 million for his clients.


 


Mr. Jones is one of the premiere insurance coverage lawyers in the State, having been named a Southern California “Super Lawyer” in the field of insurance coverage seven out of the last eight years by Law & Politics signifying that he is in the top 5% of all attorneys, based upon voting by his peers. He is an active member of the California and Nevada Bar Associations, the Ventura County Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Nevada Justice Association and the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association, where he served as President in 2008. Mr. Jones also serves on the Boards of Directors for the Ojai Community Hospital Foundation, the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Indoor Air Quality Association and the Ojai Education Foundation (advisory member). Mr. Jones civic involvement also includes Friends of the South Bay Youth Project, Board Member (1995-1999), Manhattan Beach Education Foundation, Board Member (1997-1999), and the Rotary Club of Ojai West (2000 – present).


 


Mr. Jones graduated with honors from the University of Southern California in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/Public Relations. After receiving a USC Graduate Fellowship and a William Randolph Hearst Foundation National Journalism Award, he obtained a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Certificate in Judicial Administration in 1978. Mr. Jones worked in the field of Court Administration from 1977 to 1980 for the District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was the Director of the Clark County Jail Overcrowding Project, founded a Pretrial Services agency and testified as an expert witness in a Federal class action jail overcrowding trial. He then matriculated to the University of San Diego School of Law on a full WICHE Fellowship, graduating in 1983. Upon his admission to the California and Nevada Bars, Mr. Jones joined the Los Angeles branch of a large, national law firm. After practicing in Los Angeles for sixteen years, he formed a law partnership now known as Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, L.L.P., in Ventura, California.


 

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Licensed since 1984

  1. Construction & Development: 40%
  2. Insurance: 40%
  3. Litigation: 20%

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Contact Info

Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, L.L.P.

P O Box 7209
Ventura, CA, 93006-7209

Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, LLP

1326 Chorro Street
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401

Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, LLP

Summit at Valencia
27240 Turnberry Lane, Suite 200
Valencia, CA, 91355

Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, LLP

3500 Lakeside Court, Suite 209
Reno, NV, 89509

Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, LLP

2055 W. Charleston Boulevard, Suite A
Las Vegas, NV, 89109

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NVAttorney Active198405/09/2015
CAActive198405/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMyers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Schneider, LLP1999 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ventura County Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2008 - 2008
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Nevada State BarMemberN/A
Ventura County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Nevada Justice AssociationMemberN/A
Ojai Community Hospital FoudnationBoard of DirectorsN/A
Indoor Air Quality Association - Santa Barbara ChapterBoard of DirectorsN/A
Ojai Education FoundationAdvisory BoardN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Verdict Magazine (ASCDC)Ten...No Make That Eleven Additional Insured Cases You Should Know2004
Ventura County StarTips On Handling Fire And Smoke Damage Claims2003
Citations (VCBA)What's All The Fuss About Mold?2002
Columns-Mold (Harris Martin)Do Pollution Exclusions Apply to Mold Claims?2002
Insurance Litigation ReporterSharing the Additional Insured's Defense In Construction Defect Litigation California Insurance Law and Regulation1997
Law Reporter (American Trial Lawyers Association)Sharing the Additional Insured's Defense In Construction Defect Litigation California Insurance Law and Regulation1996

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of Southern CaliforniaPublic AdministrationMasters1978
University of Southern CaliforniaJournalism/Public RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect SeminarIs The Gravy Train Slowing? Insurers New Policy Forms Limit Coverage for Owners, Developers and General Contractors2005
CPA Law Society February MeetingThe Use and Abuse of Expert Witnesses2005
The American Indoor Air Quality Council, Santa Barbara Chapter WorkshopMedical Effects of Mold: What Does The Latest Research Show? What Is Admissible In Court?2004
American Indoor Air Quality Council, Los Angeles Chapter WorkshopProsecuting and Presenting A Consumer's Claim for Mold Damage: A Coordinated Approach Between Attorneys and Environmental Professionals2004