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I am a Seattle native and grew up and attended High School, College, and Law School in Seattle, graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 1977.  I was recruited to Seattle University to play soccer and was captain of the soccer team for 3 years.  I graduated from Seattle University with honors, receiving the award for outstanding student in the field of my major.

Prior to entering private practice, I chose to work as a  public defender in order to obtain trial experience.  During my three years as a public defender I handled literally hundreds of cases, including the trial of two murder cases, before I had been an attorney for three full years. 

Shortly after leaving the public defender and entering into private practice, I was retained to represent Steve Titus, an innocent man who had been wrongly convicted of Rape.  Working with reporter Paul Henderson of the Seattle Times, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his investigative journalism on the case, we were able to win our client a new trial, and our investigation led to the arrest of the individual who was responsible for the crime and the exhonoration of our client.  The story of this case was later memorialized by author Jack Olsen who wrote a book about the case. 

Since 1985 I have limited my practice to representing people who have been seriously injured, or who have suffered the death of a family member, as a result of negligence of another person or corporation, including cases involving dangerous products, automobile collisions, and construction site injuries.  Since 1993, a major portion of my practice has involved representation of individuals and families who have sustained injuries and losses as a result of AVIATION ACCIDENTS, including crashes involving airplanes, helicopters, and experimental aircraft.  

Our firm enjoys a national reputation among the best aviation attorneys throughout the country and we are regularly associated by other law firms to assist them in the prosecution of aviation cases in Washington State.  In addition, we have been retained by clients on aviation matters occurring throughout the country and in many foreign countries.  

 I am proud to have participated in Trial Lawyers Care which provided free representation to the families of the 9/11 victimsin pursuing claims with the Victims Compensation Fund.   

The lawyers in our firm pride ourselves on being ever aware that our clients have suffered tragedy, and are entitled to not only excellent legal representation and fair compensation for their losses, but also caring and personal service.  

I currently live in Seattle with my wife and our 9 year old Blue Heeler, Chloe.  My wife and I have two grown children, one of which is an attorney and the other, having graduated from culinary school, is pursuing a carreer as a chef.



Contact info

Krutch Lindell Bingham Jones, PS

Une Union Square
600 University St., Suite 1701
Seattle, WA, 98101

Practice areas


  1. Aviation: 60%
    23 years, 50 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    34 years, 50 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    34 years, 750 cases



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  • Douglas S. Dunham

    I have known Jeff Jones for over 30 years and have consulted with him on cases many times. Although his practice emphasis is aviation crash and serious personal injury cases, I know he has represented clients with criminal and other civil cases. He is an exceptional lawyer who represents his clients according to the highest professional and ethical standards. When discussing cases, his advice and comments have always been helpful with wise and practical insights. Many times I have seen him give that extra effort beyond what other lawyers would do to see that his clients receive optimum results. If all lawyers represented their clients like Jeff, there would be few complaints about lawyers. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Douglas Dunham General practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kevin Coluccio

    I highly endorse Jeff. I have had the privilege of working with him on several cases. He is skilled and experienced in this area of the law. He is passionate about bringing justice to his clients. Jeff works very hard to provide his clients with the very best legal representation.


    Kevin Coluccio Brain injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rated AV-Preeminent-Highest in Legal Ability and EthicsLexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell2015
Rated AV-Preeminent-Highest in Legal Ability and EthicsLexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell2014
Rated AV-Preeminent-Highest in Legal Ability and EthicsLexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell2013
Rated AV-Preeminent-Highest in Legal Ability and EthicsLexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell2012
Rated AV-Preeminent - Highest in Legal Ability and EthicsLexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell2011
Top Lawyers As Chosen By Their Peers - Personal InjurySeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
20 Yrs Rated AV-Preeminent - Highest in Legal Ability and EthicsLexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell2010
Political Science Award - Most Outstanding StudentSeattle University Political Science Department1974
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderKrutch Lindell Bingham Jones, PS1993 - Present
ShareholderMcDermott & Jones, PS1986 - 1993
ShareholderRevelle, Ries & McDermott1983 - 1986
AssociateRevelle, Ries & McDermott1981 - 1983
Felony Trial AttorneyEastside Defender Association1978 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lawyer Pilot Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1983 - Present
Washington Association for JusticeEagle Member1983 - Present
East King County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Aviation Section, King County Bar AssociationPast Co-Chair2000 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Steve TitusNew Trial / Eventual Dismissal of Charges
Alaska Airlines Flight 261 - Plane CrashSettlement of All Claims
Smith v. Virgin America, Inc., et al.Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Transportation Torts - WAJ CLE SeminarAviation Tort Law2008
King Co. Bar Assoc. Aviation Section CLENegligent Selection of An Air Carrier2007
Washington State Bar AssociationAuto Accident Desk BookN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Seattle UniversityPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
37th Annual Pacific NW Aviation Law & Insurance SeminarEthics - Solicitation of Clients - What's Ethical/What's Legal2010
Transportation TortsAviation Tort Law - Common Issues and Crash Causation2008
32nd Annual Pacific NW Aviation Law and Insurance SeminarNegligent Selection of an Air Carrier2007
28th Annual Pacific NW Aviation Law and Insurance SeminarCo-Chair2000