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John Alan Jones

Birth injury Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1982
    Status
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John Alan Jones is the founding member and managing partner of Martin & Jones, where he has worked since he began practicing law in 1982.  John Alan was born and raised in Pine Level, North Carolina.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.  After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1979, he entered law school at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Holderness Moot Court.

Upon graduating from law school in 1982, John Alan began representing workers with occupational diseases caused by toxic chemicals and cotton dust.  His practice soon became statewide.  He represented hundreds of North Carolina workers in these occupational disease cases, which led to an interest in both medicine and product liability claims.  In the mid-1980's, he began representing people who had been injured by major corporations manufacturing toxic chemicals, asbestos, defective pharmaceuticals and harmful medical devices.

From 1984 until 1997, he successfully represented approximately 1,100 women from 28 states who had been injured by the Dalkon Shield IUD.  Indeed, he obtained a large plaintiff's verdict in the last Dalkon Shield case tried in the United States.  In 1988 he first agreed to represent someone injured by medical malpractice.  He tried and won his first medical malpractice case in 1990, and he has successfully represented medical malpractice victims throughout North Carolina, having tried these cases from the mountains to the coast.  He now heads the firm's medical malpractice group, which is comprised of 5 attorneys and 12 support staff.  John Alan continues to devote a large percentage of his practice to representing individuals catastrophically injured by medical negligence, defective pharmaceuticals, toxic substances or other negligence. 

He also devotes a significant amount of his work time to consumer class action litigation and representing small businesses victimized by unfair business practices of major corporations.  John Alan served as lead counsel on behalf of thousands of consumers in class actions against major banks arising from predatory lending practices.  After more than seven years of litigation, John Alan and partner Chris Olson settled predatory lending class actions against a Bank of America subsidiary, NationsCredit, for $38,750,000 and a CitiBank subsidiary, Citifinancial, for $42,500,000.  Each of these class actions went to the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court, resulting in landmark appellate decisions providing protection for North Carolina consumers and providing compensation to more than 12,000 North Carolina consumers.

John Alan does not limit his law practice to the state of North Carolina.  He handles both trial and appellate work in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina and around the U.S.  He has received Martindale-Hubbell's "AV" peer review rating, which is the highest rating given.  Due to recognition by other attorneys from around North Carolina, John Alan has been recognized by the following organizations:

  • "Best Lawyers in America"
  • "North Carolina Super Lawyers"
  • "Business North Carolina's Legal Elite"

John Alan is married and has two young children.  He happily spends most of his free time with family activities, but he also enjoys saltwater fishing and travel.

Location

Martin & Jones, PLLC
4140 Parklake Avenue
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC, 27612

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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2015
Life changing decision.
John Alan and his team helped me through the most difficult time of my life. When you are facing the toughest decision of your life, a decision that will affect you and your family forever, you want to make sure you have the best lawyer on your side. Fortunately for us, we made the right decision when we picked John Alan and Martin and Jones law firm. From the very beginning John Alan assured us he would do everything he could helping us with our case. Throughout the years long process John Alan and his team were with us every step of the way. They helped us understand the many legal steps and processes and they were always available if we had any questions. We were never in the dark when it concerned our case as we were constantly updated with new information. We witnessed his legal knowledge and skill through many depositions and meetings. When it was all said and done, I felt like John Alan and his team were part of my family. John Alan and his team are the best in the business, and you would be doing your self an injustice if you did not choose them to represent you.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2015
Best on the East Coast
John Alan Jones and the team at MARTIN and Jones are the best!!! They treated me like family from day one kept me informed about what was going on with my case and never seem to hide anything!!! John Alan Jones is one of the best attorneys on the East Coast !!! Thanks for all you have done for my family!!!!

Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Martin & Jones, PLLC
  • 1982 - Present

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Education Committee
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Sustaining Patron
  • N/A
  • Trial Briefs Magazine
  • Member, Editorial Board
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year - Mass Tort Litigation
  • Best Lawyers & U.S. News & World Report
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Lawyer of the Year - Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers & U.S. News & World Report
  • 2015
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • North Carolina Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Trial Briefs Magazine
  • At Long Last, Compensation for Dalkon Shield Victims
  • 1990
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Toxic Tort Law in North Carolina
  • 1990
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Preparing a Witness for Cross-Examination
  • N/A

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Raleigh Birth injury Lawyer John Alan Jones
John Alan Jones
Birth injury Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 41 years
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