Mr. Jones graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1985, where he was a member of the men's rowing team. He received his Masters from the University of San Francisco (USF) in 1988. He attended Whittier College, McCullom School of Law receiving his Juris Doctorate degree in 1993 and was admitted to the California Sate Bar that same year.
Mr. Jones’ background includes: twelve years as a Deputy District Attorney with the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office and several years as a civil litigation associate. He is also an Adjunct Professor for the State Center Community College District, Fresno Police Academy.
Mr. Jones is a Partner with Wapner, Jones & Wasson practicing in the areas of DUI and Criminal Defense.
He is a litigator with significant trial experience having conducted in excess of 75 trials. He has experience in personal injury cases including: car, truck and motorcycle accidents; wrongful death; medical malpractice; dog bites; and premise liability. He also has trial experience in all types of criminal cases including: homicide; drug sales and possession; kidnapping; rape; assault; gangs; theft; fraud and; driving under the influence; to name a few.
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David’s comment: “This issue arose in 2008 out of a personal matter which did not involve the practice of law and does not reflect upon my experience and professionalism.”
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|"10 Best" Attorneys for California for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top Lawyers in California||The Legal Network||2014|
|Top Lawyers In California||The Legal Network||2014|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Founding member||DUI Defense Lawyers Assoc.||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top Lawyers in California||The Legal Network||2013|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Partner||Wapner, Jones & Wasson||2012 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||State Center Community College District Police Academy||2000 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Sawl, Taleisnik & Jones||2008 - 2012|
|Deputy District Attorney||Fresno County District Attorney's Office||1996 - 2008|
|Associate||Law Firm of Thomas M. Giovacchini||1994 - 1996|
|Attorney||Southern California Joint Powers Insurance Authority||1990 - 1994|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||2012 - Present|
|DUI Defense Lawyers Association||Founding Member||2010 - Present|
|Fresno County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Vehicle Theft & DUI - Dismissed||Dismissed|
|Possession of Concealed Firearm - Acquittal||Not-guilty, Acquittal|
|.43/.44 DUI case - Dismissed||Dismissed|
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|Whittier College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|University of San Francisco||Public Affairs||N/A||1988|
|University of Southern California||Public Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1985|
|California District Attorneys Association||Public Assistance Fraud||2007|
|United States and Canada, United Counsel on Welfare Fraud (UCOWF)||Fraud||2004|
|Central California Community Action Partnership Program Assistants (CAPPA)||Welfare Fraud||2004|