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Joshua Aaron Jones

Family Attorney at Pensacola, FL

4.8   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 19 years
    California - CA 13 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Divorce, Alimony, Child Support, Child Custody, Collaborative Family Law

  2. Adoption
    20%
    Private adoption and step-parent adoptions

  3. Business
    10%
    LLC's, partnership agreements, operating agreements, S-corporations, business formations, non-profits, policy development, contracts

  4. Entertainment
    10%
    Musicians, Artists, Venues, Licensing, Copyright, Trademark

  5. Estate planning
    10%
    Wills, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney, health care surrogate designations, guardianship nominations

Joshua A. Jones graduated from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor in Music Education, cum laude.  Seeking to contribute to positive change in education, he attended the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) where he earned both a Juris Doctor and a Master of Education Law.  At the time, U.S. News and World Reports ranked FPLC first in the nation for the study of intellectual property law.  In addition to amassing a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding school law, Mr. Jones took full advantage of the intellectual property courses and seminars at FPLC, and he is well versed in the practice of trademarks and copyrights. While at FPLC, he served as a teaching assistant for the first year legal writing and research program and later for Administrative Process: Education & Government. He also served as a research assistant to Professor Sarah Redfield.

After five years representing parents and students in school matters and litigating mass tort, personal injury, insurance, employment, and business cases at Pensacola, Florida law firm, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, Mr. Jones was selected as the Downey Brand Fellow for Public Service and Leadership at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California.  While working at McGeorge, he worked in the Education Pipeline Initiative, running a mentor program between law students and children from grades 4-12, and he taught Street Law at Sacramento Charter High School. At McGeorge, Mr. Jones earned a Master of Laws in Government and Public Policy with an emphasis in education law, one of only seventeen lawyers in the country to hold the degree.

Mr. Jones handles a variety of cases, including student rights, such as special education, anti-bullying, and student discipline, business formations and management, non-profit formation and management, trademark and copyright services, and family law issues.  However, he is equipped to handle all of your family law and business law needs.  Mr. Jones has extraordinary litigation and negotiation skills, but he also employs proactive lawyering techniques to anticipate and solve problems, before they arise, through practical policy and contract development.

Mr. Jones is licensed to practice law in both Florida and California, and he works and lives in the community of families and businesses that he represents, Pensacola, Florida.

 

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Joshua A. Jones
41 North Jefferson Street, Suite 107
Pensacola, FL, 32502

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Brian | July 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effective counsel
Joshua Jones is thorough and exceptionally competent. He helped me with my estate planning and made sure that every eventuality was addressed to my satisfaction. He made it all easy for me. I would highly recommend him to others.
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
TRULY ONE OF THE "GOOD GUYS"
AS MUCH AS ATTORNEYS GET A BAD REPUTATION FOR BEING CROOKS, MR. JONES IS NOT ONE OF THEM. HE WAS SO CALM AND PATIENT AND UNDERSTANDING ABOUT OUR SITUATION, AND HE REALLY MADE ME FEEL LIKE HE CARED ABOUT OUR LIVES, NOT JUST THE OUTCOME OF THE CASE. I HAVE RECOMMENDED HIM TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND WOULD NOT HESITATE TO CALL HIM AGAIN IF I NEEDED ANYTHING. A REAL GOOD GUY.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
Joshua is a top notch attorney. Not only does he listen to his clients' needs, he really cares about his clients. He really takes his time to understand your specific situation and the outcome you are seeking. Not only is he knowledgeable about the law, but he explains it in such a way that "regular" people can understand. I would highly recommend Joshua for any of your legal needs. So happy I found him!
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Posted by Rachel | September 10, 2013
Highly Recommend!
Joshua was a pleasure to work with. My partner and I are well educated but ignorant when it came to estate planning, until we met Joshua. He was patient with our ignorance and answered our questions without judgement. His knowledge aided us in making the estate planning decisions that met our needs and desires. I have worked with other attorneys and none were as patient and gracious as Joshua. He is the only attorney that when I left his office I felt he had my best interests at heart. I will not hesitate to recommend him to family, friends or strangers. He demonstrated integrity and commitment, two very commendable qualities in a person.
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Posted by Lisa | June 19, 2013
Highest marks for Joshua Jones!
I found Mr. Jones to be knowledgeable, caring and extremely thorough in dealing with my estate planning. I was not always prompt in completing my tasks for the process but Mr. Jones always followed up with patience and persistence.
Posted by Kathy | June 17, 2013
Lawyer
Mr. Jones was very professional and extremely kind as he helped us put together a case. He explained in great detail what could happen, what would happen and what we could expect. He met with us in the evening when we had to and tried his best to accommodate our needs first. He worked very hard on our case and produced the results we were looking for.
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Posted by kathy.rhodes | March 23, 2011
Excellent Attorney
Joshua Jones is a very caring and intelligent attorney who gets the job done. He is extremely knowledgable in the field of Educational Law and Constitutional Law in which he specializes. He is also very experienced in family law, wills, and trusts and tort law as well. Joshua Jones is a caring, competent attorney who will go the extra mile for his clients to see that they get the best representation possible. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Jones.
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Nonprofit Information Needed
Mr. Jones provided the necessary information needed for the request of need. He was very professional and timely and had offered additional assistance as needed.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Joshua Aaron Jones, Attorney at Law, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Downey Brand Fellow
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Pensacola State College
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Virginia College
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Regional Director
  • Florida Network on Disabilities of Florida
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Hearings Officer
  • New Hampshire Department of Education
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Teaching Assistant
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • 2001 - 2003
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Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2010
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • MA - Masters
  • 2003
  • University of Montevallo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Transgender name change
  • Name change granted

Associations

  • West Florida Collaborative Law, Inc.
  • Secretary
  • 2016 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Research Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Outreach Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Executive Council, Community Service Committee Chariperson
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40 - FL
  • National Association of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40 -FL
  • National Association of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Downey Brand Fellow for Public Leadership
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • 2009
  • Diversity Scholar
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • 2000
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting
  • Can marriage equality be dismantled?
  • 2016
  • Family Law From A to Z
  • Same-sex Marriage Issues
  • 2015
  • 5 weeks seminar
  • Family Law Discussion Series
  • 2011
  • UWF GSA Monthly Meeting
  • GSA's and the Equal Access Act
  • 2006
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Legal Careers
  • 2006
  • Seminar
  • Special Education Law for Music Educators
  • 2005
  • Seminar
  • Copyright for Music Educators
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joshua and I have worked together on many matters over the years--from estate work to plaintiffs' personal injury to settlement administration--and I have always been impressed by Joshua's thoughtful approach to accomplishing complex issues in an efficient and effective manner."
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua is an enthusiastic supporter of the collaborative law process and an excellent advocate for his clients... all the while maintaining an approachable demeanor. Can't wait to work with him again."
General practice Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Joshua Jones on a number of occasions, mostly law-related committee work (especially Collaborative Law). Joshua is a consummate professional. He is focused on the needs of his clients and has a reputation for honest dealings in the community."
Family Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Education Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua is a great attorney - kind, smart, persistent and dedicated. He has both the experience and knowledge you need in an advocate."
Constitutional Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua Jones is a uniquely caring and informed lawyer. His knolwedge of constitutional law has impressed me to no end. He is responsive, detailed, and very reliable. I would recommend him without hesitation"
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