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Jeffrey Carl Jones

Aviation Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Jeff

  • Licensed for 46 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1977
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Aviation
    We have represented families of victims of crashes of major air carriers, commuter airlines, helicopters, small private aircraft, military and experimental aircraft, including most recently - Alaska Airlines Flight 261; Blackhawk Airlines crash in Abaco, Bahamas; and Holland America "flightseeing" tour in Mexico involving 16 UW Husky fans, and multiple helicopter, small plane and experimental crashes involving litigation throughout the country.

    31 years, 50 cases

  2. Personal injury
    We have represented clients for injuries involving SERIOUS MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS, CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS, DANGEROUS PRODUCTS and other claims involving SERIOUS INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH for over 25 years. Current member of Washington State Trial Lawyers and American Association for Justice and contributing author to Washington State Bar Association Automobile Accident Deskbook.

    42 years, 750 cases

  3. Wrongful death
    Most of our Aviation cases involve wrongful death claims, and we therefore must be knowledgeable regarding the wrongful death laws in states throughout the country. We have also represented families of victims of wrongful death related to various other acts of negligence, including auto accidents, construction site accidents, incidents involving dangerous products, premises liability, and work related maritime fatal injuries.

    42 years, 50 cases

Thank you for your interest in our firm, for your legal representation. 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 plane crashes or other aviation related accidents, dangerous products, automobile collisions, and construction site injuries. 

A major portion of my practice since 1993 has involved representation of individuals and families who have sustained injuries and losses as a result of AVIATION ACCIDENTS, including major airline crashes, private 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.  Our firm has represented victims or families of victims in well over 300 aviation crashes or other aviation related incidents. In conjunction with my work in the aviation field, I am proud to have participated in Trial Lawyers Care, which provided free representation to the families of the 9/11 victims in pursuing claims with the Victims Compensation Fund.   

In addition to my work in the aviation field, I have represented hudreds of individuals who have sustained serious injuries, or the death of a family member in a wide variety of negligence cases, and at our firm we 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.  

As for my personal background, 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.  My undergraduate degree is from Seattle University, graduating with honors and receiving the award for outstanding student in the field of my major. I was also a member, and captain, of our Division I soccer team at Seattle U. 

Prior to entering private practice, I worked 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's office I was involved in a celebrated local case involving the wrongful conviction of any innocent man. Working with a local reporter who later won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting, we were able to obtain a new trial for our client, who was later exonerated when our investigation led to the arrest of the true perpetrator of the crime. This extensive experience in the courtroom has proved invaluable during my subsequent carreer advocating on behalf of our injured clients.

I currently live in Seattle with my wife of 37 years.  We have two two grown children who are pursuing careers out of state. 


Krutch Lindell Bingham Jones, PS
3316 Fuhrman Avenue East
Suite 250
Seattle, WA, 98102

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Posted by Lloyd | April 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceedingly Pleased
My 12 year old son was hit by a car while he was crossing the street on his bicycle. Jeff Jones was a complete pleasure to work with, he performed his job beyond competently and achieved an outcome that was significantly better than we ever expected. He's a true professional, gentleman and expert in his field.
Posted by Mary | June 11, 2013
Aviation - best in class.
Jeff and Tom went way above and beyond in their care of our case. We were dealing with two girls who lost their mom in a plane crash, and they treated every stage of the case with sensitivity, perseverance, honesty, and information. They worked for years on our case, with extraordinary attention to detail. They did not treat it as 'just another case', but instead really invested in these girls' lives, both as lawyers and as good people. Tom and Jeff acted with the utmost integrity, and in light of the circumstances, we could not have been in better hands.
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Posted by Michelle | June 10, 2013
Extremely Helpful
Mr. Jones was very professional but above that was very compassionate. He was available, supportive and very accomodating, he went above and beyond to ensure we understood and really took the lead in making the necessary contacts in our case which included Highway Safety , Department of Transportation and other industry experts.
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Posted by Christine | February 22, 2013
Jones is one of the good guys
I can't say enough about Jeff Jones. I was the defendant in a civil lawsuit brought by a person who thought they saw dollar signs. He did a remarkable job, was always prepared and called me every time there was something happening in my case. He actually gets to know, and cares about, his clients. He understands how stressful it can be to be a party in a court case and does his best to minimize the toll. Although I am cynical and jaded about the court system, I believe that Jones is one of the good guys. He truly does care about justice. I have so much confidence in him, that I've recommended him many times and have printed out his numbers to put in my kids' wallets. I hope to God they never need a lawyer, but if they do I want them to call him first.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Krutch Lindell Bingham Jones, PS
  • 1993 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • McDermott & Jones, PS
  • 1986 - 1993
  • Shareholder
  • Revelle, Ries & McDermott
  • 1983 - 1986
  • Associate
  • Revelle, Ries & McDermott
  • 1981 - 1983
  • Felony Trial Attorney
  • Eastside Defender Association
  • 1978 - 1981
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  • University of Washington School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Seattle University
  • BA, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Alaska Airlines Flight 261 - Plane Crash
  • Settlement of All Claims
  • State v. Steve Titus
  • New Trial / Eventual Dismissal of Charges
  • Smith v. Virgin America, Inc., et al.
  • Settlement
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  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Washington Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • East King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Aviation Section, King County Bar Association
  • Past Co-Chair
  • 1993 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rated AV-Preeminent-Highest in Legal Ability and Ethics
  • LexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rated AV-Preeminent by Judiciary
  • LexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers for Washington
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers as Chosen by their Peers - Personal Injury
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • N/A
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  • 37th Annual Pacific NW Aviation Law & Insurance Seminar
  • Ethics - Solicitation of Clients - What's Ethical/What's Not
  • 2010
  • Transportation Torts - WAJ CLE Seminar
  • Aviation Tort Law
  • 2008
  • King Co. Bar Assoc. Aviation Section CLE
  • Negligent Selection of An Air Carrier
  • 2007
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Auto Accident Desk Book
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • 37th Annual Pacific NW Aviation Law & Insurance Seminar
  • Ethics - Solicitation of Clients - What's Ethical/What's Legal
  • 2010
  • Transportation Torts
  • Aviation Tort Law - Common Issues and Crash Causation
  • 2008
  • 32nd Annual Pacific NW Aviation Law and Insurance Seminar
  • Negligent Selection of an Air Carrier
  • 2007
  • 28th Annual Pacific NW Aviation Law and Insurance Seminar
  • Co-Chair
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (11)
Endorse Jeffrey
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked on numerous cases with Jeff, and his experience and attention to detail make him a highly effective attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jeff. As an attorney, the best endorsement I could give is "if I needed an attorney, I would hire him." Jeff is a tenacious advocate for his clients while maintaining a great working relationship with opposing counsel."
Aviation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff has an excellent command of the legal and factual issues he is facing, all the while remembering he is representing a real human being."
Aviation Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff is one of the most intelligent, hard-working and dedicated professionals I've had the pleasure of working with. He's a true master of his craft. I interviewed numerous high-profile aviation attorneys to associate with me on a wrongful death aviation case and I found Jeff's knowledge, professionalism and integrity second to none. I highly recommend that clients interview him in person to fully understand the caliber of lawyer they're getting in Mr. Jones."
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