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Janice L Williams-Jones

Employment and labor Attorney at Ellicott City, MD

5.0   38 reviews

also known as Jan Jones


Licensed for 29 years

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About Janice

Learn Janice’s areas of practice.

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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.

    28 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.

    16 years, 22 cases

For more information about the office, visit the website for the

Law Office of Janice Williams-Jones at: http://www.lawofficeofjanicewilliamsjones.com/

Licensed for 29 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 07/12/2022
State MI
Status Not authorized to practice-Administrative
Acquired 1996
Updated 10/06/2022

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Reviews

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Posted by Chris | November 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| 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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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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Posted by Cheryl | September 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I am so glad that I chose Ms. Williams-Jones as my attorney. She really cares about her clients. She helped me settle my formal EEOC complaint. She provided a free consult to determine if she could help me first. She is smart, pragmatic, and experienced. She also listened to my goals and provided insight into my options and probable outcomes.
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Posted by Kristie | August 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Representation!!
Mrs. Janice is an awesome lawyer , she is very good at what she does , very wise and confident. She make sure your needs are met to the best of her ability. If your feeling like you want someone to understand and listen to your situation so they can work hard in your favor without just thinking your a dollar sign I’d say choose Ms Janice to represent you , very personable
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Posted by Tiana | July 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defamation Case
Mrs. Janice is very professional, compassionate, knowledgeable, encouraging and pit bull in court lol. Although she was working on many case, I felt as if I was her only case. She goes above and beyond and fights for you regardless of the obstacles that may arise. Mrs. Janice became not only my attorney but an inspiration. She provided me with options during a time when I felt hopeless. Not only did she win my case, she rebuilt and mended my spirit in the process. I would recommend her to anyone who wants an attorney that will always look out for your best interest, is trustworthy and honest. Thank you, Mrs. Janice For everything you’ve done for me, you were definitely god sent.
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Posted by Kenneth | June 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
Ms. Janice is very professional. She gave me a very open and honest assessment of my case which was appreciated. She was one of many attorneys that I had consulted with and I wish that I had met her sooner. Ms. Janice was able to settle my case in only a few days versus the many months with no results with my previous attorney. She has truly been a God send and I recommend her to anyone who wants an attorney that will look out for your best interest and advise you in a manner that is upfront and honest. Thank you Mrs. Janice Williams-Jones, you have given me back something that I have not had in a long time...closure and peace!!
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Posted by Ed | June 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
Had an EEOC issue and received great advice as to how to move forward. Ms. Willians-Jones call with additional advice avoiding an issue. If you have a labor issue include Ms. Williams-Jones.
Posted by Bob | June 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bob
Very helpful and went beyond expectations during the consult. Very professional and knowledgeable.
Posted by Andre | May 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and Professional
Navigating potential legal issues can be challenging without the help of practitioner. Janice took the time to read the details relating to my situation and personally respond to my inquiry. During the course of working with Janice, I found her professionalism, responsiveness, education and support to be more than what I anticipated. It was welcoming and solidified my trust in her ability to help me navigate a complicated issue, successfully. I highly recommend Janice.
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Posted by Erica | May 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional, Personable, and detailed
On March 17, 2021, I reached out to Ms. Janice for legal help regarding a Hostile work environment and discrimination at my former job. She was very detailed in asking questions to determine whether or not I had a case. Her positive demeanor made me feel comfortable with speaking to her regarding my issues. She was very kind, confident, detailed and showed sympathy for my situation. Ms. Janice even gave me advice on where I can possibly find other employment. I love her work, my case went smoothly and I am satisfied with the outcome. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who is seeking legal advise or looking to hire a lawyer for employment discrimination and everything she specializes in. Thank you so much Ms. Janice!!
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Posted by CESAR | November 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Trustworthy Attorney Who Tells It Like It Is
Ms. Williams-Jones is a redeemer for the practice of law. She handled my case completely present and with full diligence. There are cases in the world that would present a greater financial incentive, but never did she falter the respect or time I deserve. With only a week’s notice, I was provided representation that dialogued at length on my behalf. She was plain spoken and upfront about compensation for her services, giving me choice between a flat hourly fee and a contingency. Post resolution, she kept me informed and notified regarding settlement updates. A legal novice like myself is far better off because Ms. Williams-Jones assisted me with my labor dispute, concerning discriminatory practices. She has my thanks, in full.
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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

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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