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Janice L Williams-Jones

Employment and labor Attorney at Ellicott City, MD

5.0   47 reviews

also known as Jan Jones

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 22 years
    Maryland - MD 31 years
    Michigan - MI 28 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Not authorized to practice-Administrative No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Janice

Learn Janice’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    60%
    I defend private and federal sector clients who ave been denied a promotion or raise, wrongfully discharged, retaliated against, harassed or subjected to a hostile work environment because of age, gender, sex, disability, national origin or race.

    30 years, 150 cases

  2. Government
    40%
    I file appeals on behalf of employees who have been denied high level security clearances. I also represent clients who report employers for filing false claims for the purpose of wrongfully collecting money from the federal government.

    18 years, 22 cases

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Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 2 ...

Location

Law Office of Janice Williams-Jones
3201 Rogers Avenue
Suite 301
Ellicott City, MD, 21043

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  47 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
What a wonderful attorney, she kept me updated every step of the way. I would 100% recommend
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personalized Representation with thoughtfulness and caring
I highly recommend Attorney Janice Williams-Jones. She is attentive and supportive and operates with compassion and integrity. She is competent and caring and will effectively represent you in the resolution of your matters.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment Discharge Matter
In October 2023, I contacted Ms. Williams-Jones for a consult regarding a sudden employment termination. She asked me many questions and reviewed my information to provide me with a clear outline of all my options. After retaining her, she handled my case professionally and efficiently, keeping me informed at every stage. Ultimately, Ms. Williams-Jones' legal advice and services led to a quick and successful conclusion in my matter. I will gladly refer her to others needing employment legal services!
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great dedication experienced Attorney
Mrs . Janice Williams -Jones is Awesome !! Man what can I say she didn’t over promise or under deliver . She explained in detail with in rationale so I could understand . I am very pleased to have hired such an extraordinary ethical and dedicated law professional . I applaud her and please this is not a paid review I was nervous because many lawyers want upfront fees or don’t seem to be as interested but Mrs . Jones rocked with me the entire way and keep my interest in the forefront . What else can h say besides is you have an employment matter and need a lawyer . Try Mrs .Jones !!
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Posted by Victor | July 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney!
I reached out to Attorney Jones at a very challenging and trying time in my life regarding a wrongful employment termination. She was very hospitable, patient, and also a very good listener. Attorney Jones made me feel very comfortable from the beginning, and unlike a few other attorneys out there that are just after their financial gains, Attorney Jones has a great passion for what she does, and she is very compassionate, and her strategies involved getting the best results for me, while making sure that I was covered at all times. She was able to advise me on the best route to take, and also answered all my questions in details with no reluctance. She is very knowledgeable, legally sound, and with her vast years of experience and tenacity, she ensured that my best interest was represented, and that I got the result that I wanted. I can confidently say that Attorney Jones was God-sent to me during those difficult times, and I feel blessed to have had her in my corner. Attorney Jones always made time for me, and she was very prompt with responding to calls and emails. I honestly could not ask for a better attorney. Her effective communication and analytical skills are out of this world. She is very assertive, and her ability to make the right call at the right time, and also being able to draw reasonable and logical conclusions/assumptions from limited information provided also did not go unnoticed. I am definitely going back to Attorney Jones for future legal representations without giving it a second thought. Thank you again Ma’am, and God bless you.
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Posted by Ada | June 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Ms. Williams-Jones provided me excellent counsel. Williams-Jones is knowledgeable, efficient, thorough and engages with profound respect and regard of her client. She made a difficult situation doable. Grateful for her expertise and professionalism.
Posted by Susie | May 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgable, professional, diligent
Ms. Williams-Jones was quick to meet me, take my case and negotiate a fair settlement with weeks of my losing my job. She was very communicative throughout the process and went above and beyond in helping me with another related matter. I would highly recommend her for anyone in need of an employment law expert.
Posted by Deontrinese | February 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Settlement case
Miss Jones drafted a letter within three days of my consultation… She gave knowledgeable advice and she calmed my nerves… She was very professional… She was on my side through out the entire process…
Posted by Sharon | February 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1st time experience!
I had been looking for an employment attorney for several weeks. I called several that I found on websites. When I called attorney Jones she answered the phone and actually took the time to ask questions about my case; she gave me homework as to information that I needed; she explained her fees and set-up an appointment for us to meet in person. I instantly felt that attorney Jones valued me as a person and I knew that she was the attorney that I would want to represent me. As the process has been ongoing attorney Jones has kept be informed of all communications and any other needed information. She was able to get my case resolved in a timely manner. She is very professional and caring. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for an employment attorney!
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Posted by Chris | November 19, 2022
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Excellent Service
Janice was an outstanding professional who treated me very kindly. She moved with a sense of urgency and was very successful in my case. I highly recommend using her.
Posted by “L” | October 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thankful for a Knowledgable Attorney!
From consultation to hired, Mrs. Williams-Jones walked me through every step of the way with regards to my complex case. She not only provided me with stellar legal council, she demonstrated empathy and understanding with respect to my emotional distress pertaining to my case. Her telephone response time was timely and her email response time was equally the same. She came highly recommended and in turn, I recommend her as well. Thank you Mrs. Williams Jones for your speedy work on the settlement of my case.
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Posted by Kantria | September 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Employment lawyer
Ms Williams-Jones has a professional demeanor that produces results. She's courteous, explains the law to her client unbiased and thoroughly. Every time we met to discuss my case, I gained more confidence in the outcome of my case. She has decades of experience and knows what is needed to be successful in a federal case. I am grateful I found her abd would recommend her to EVERYONE who has an EEO OR ADA case
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Posted by LaShaun | June 21, 2022
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LaShaun Franklin
Ms. Williams-Jones was empathetic, patient and extremely responsive. She made the mediation process go smoother than I thought it would. She guided me by explaining everything that was happening and even when we disagreed on my reasoning (as my emotions were high), I felt supported in my final decisions. She’s the first attorney I’ve worked with that I truly trust.
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Posted by Jamala | June 6, 2022
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No words to describe my emotions
It’s hard not to make this post personal and long but I’ll try. After months of searching for help in an employment matter, Ms. Williams-Jones crossed my path. I was a complete emotional wreck and on the verge of giving up on what I felt was right. Ms. Williams-Jones was so welcoming, open, helpful, reassuring, transparent and patient with me every step of the way. She explained everything as each event occurred and honestly, I know wasn’t her only client but she made me feel like I was. Having someone who understands employment law and can battle on your behalf is so important in cases like mine. Ms. Williams-Jones was just the lawyer I needed while I cared for myself in such a traumatic situation. I cannot say thank you enough Ms. Williams-Jones. If your reading my review, all I can add to this is HIRE HER! You will be well taken care of and very satisfied with your decision.
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Posted by B. Bellamy | May 23, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
A God Send!!!
Ms. Williams-Jones is definitely a God send and a legal professional with the rare quality of selflessness. She has provided me with exceptional information from our consultations and always shows that she cares about you and what you are going through from the moment that you make contact with her. She communicates her legal expertise in such a way so that you can make an informed and logical decision on how to proceed with your specific situation. I wholeheartedly would recommend her to aid you in any of her practice areas.
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Posted by Nicole | April 4, 2022
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Experienced
My sister referred me to Ms. Jones, since I was having issues on my former job. She is extremely confident in her craft. I would recommend her to anyone that needs understanding of what they should do in case of a situation that is unlawful at your place of employment. She was thorough, Professional and welcoming.
Posted by ALittlejohn | March 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Hands-down the best Employment Attorney in the DMV area
Ms. Janice Williams-Jones helped me negotiate a settlement in 2017, that ended with great results. Recently I found myself in another similar situation where I thought my dismissal was unwarranted and was offered a minimal severance package that I felt was unsatisfactory since my performance review was exemplary, and I had recently received a bonus and pay increase. Knowing that I only had a certain amount of time to agree and sign the severance package, I contacted Ms. Williams-Jones. She immediately scheduled an appointment for me to come in and discuss my case. She listened as I walked her through why I disagreed with my dismissal. After patiently listening, she determined that I had a case and would represent me in this matter. She recommended that we negotiate a settlement opposed to a severance package, by doing so, this would allow me to immediately collect my unemployment without having to wait until my severance was deducted before receiving any unemployment benefits. In a matter of days, Ms. Williams-Jones contacted the company’s attorney and within two weeks was able to negotiate a settlement, which was double the amount of what they were offering. I highly recommend Ms. Williams-Jones. She is great negotiator and her knowledge and experience as it pertains to employment law is unmatched. I can guarantee you that there is no other attorney that will work as hard for you as Ms. Williams-Jones. AL
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2022
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Recommendation - Janice Williams-Jones
Ms. Williams-Jones handled my case with my employer who terminated me while I was on FMLA. Ms Williams-Jones took her time explaining what legal actions were available to me, presented the City with an in-depth and comprehensive demand letter on my behalf, negotiated with the City and was instrumental in settling my case with the City to my satisfaction. I was most pleased with the outcome of my case and highly recommend Ms. Williams-Jones for her legal services.
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Posted by Floretta | January 6, 2022
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Fire of Excellence
From the time I spoke with Ms. Jones on the phone to my final visit with her, she maintained a keen since of awareness and professionalism. She was able to take my millions of words and long stories and conversations about my case and capture exactly what needed to be captured. She echoed exactly what needed to be communicated in a clear and concise manner. I have and will recommend her to people who need a great attorney! Excellence without Excuse!! Ms. Jones walks and talks in Excellence!!! A million thanks to you for great services!!!
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Posted by Joseph | November 8, 2021
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Getting Help With Security Clearance Issue
I contacted Janice when a government contractor dropped the ball and pulled a fast one on me. Unfortunately, I didn't keep proper records so it was difficult to prove my position but Janice helped negotiate a truce between the contractor and I. Please experience. Quick feedback time. I will definitely recommend Janice if anyone is looking to use her services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Janice Williams-Jones
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Federal Government
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Janice Williams-Jones
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Thomas E. Marshall, P.C./Lewis and Munday, P.C.
  • 1996 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Virginia State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Harry Cole Academic Achievement Award
  • Law Student Association
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Janice is very thorough and dedicated to just outcomes."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Janice Williams-Jones is a highly skilled, highly competent, and knowledgeable attorney with great intellect. Janice is an extremely quick study of the facts and "thinks on her feet ". She is a dedicated, passionate, and zealous advocate for her clients. I strongly endorse Janice L. Williams-Jones"
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. She is experienced hardworking, detailed and very smart."
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Ellicott City Employment and labor Lawyer Janice L Williams-Jones
Janice L Williams-Jones
Employment and labor Attorney
Ellicott City, MD
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available