Profile

Taylor English’s value-driven model allows me to partner with clients to find creative, cost-effective resolutions to their legal disputes so they can get back to their primary mission of achieving the company’s business goals.

LeeAnn Jones is a problem solver. As a trial lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience, she helps clients resolve complex litigation disputes in federal and state courts, multidistrict litigation (MDL), and arbitration proceedings throughout Georgia and nationwide. She gains an in-depth understanding of the client’s business and industry to develop and execute litigation strategies designed to achieve an optimal legal outcome consistent with the client’s business goals and objectives. She has used this approach to successfully represent companies of all sizes in commercial, personal injury, product liability, and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation and consumer class actions. Her cases frequently involve technical, scientific and medical issues, and she excels at mastering complex issues to communicate them simply and effectively to a judge or jury.

Ms. Jones has developed and implemented national and regional coordinating counsel programs to assist clients in efficiently managing and coordinating discovery and litigation arising in multiple similar cases around the country. She has led and served on coordinating counsel teams representing clients in the pest control, manufacturing, retail, automotive, pharmaceutical and health care industries.

Ms. Jones also has represented companies, community banks, and national/regional banks as both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex commercial, financial institution, and business litigation matters, including claims for breach of contract, lender liability, business torts, fraud, RICO, wrongful foreclosure and other business disputes.

Ms. Jones draws upon her experience as a trial lawyer and her problem-solving skills to assist in pre-litigation claim investigations, risk assessments and early case evaluations to achieve cost-effective outcomes for her clients. She has successfully resolved numerous cases through mediation and is a trained civil mediator registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.

Ms. Jones began practicing at Powell Goldstein LLP, where she was a partner from 1994-2008, and was counsel in the Atlanta office of the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP from 2009-2013.

She has been a frequent speaker and presenter on a variety of topics, including trial skills, expert witness issues, toxic tort developments, causation in personal injury litigation and workplace diversity issues.

Ms. Jones is an active community leader and volunteer, serving on the Boards of national and local non-profit organizations and is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2015. She is an avid sports fan and recreational runner who enjoys gardening, politics, music and outdoor activities.

Memberships

State Bar of Georgia

Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation and Environmental & Toxic Tort Sections

State Bar of Georgia, Environmental Law and Product Liability Sections

Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia Inc.

Community Involvement

Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2015

Jerusalem House, Board of Directors, 2008-2014; Executive Committee, 2010-2014

Human Rights Campaign, National Board of Directors, 2007-2013; Board of Governors, 2003-2007; Atlanta Steering Committee, 2002-2014

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, volunteer fundraiser participating in half-marathons, marathons, and triathlons, 2001-2008

Chattahoochee Weimaraner Club, Board of Directors, 2009-2012

Practice Highlights

Experience

Newsroom

Speaking Engagements

Publications

Education

The University of Georgia, JD, magna cum laude, 1986

The University of Georgia, AB, magna cum laude, 1983

Arbitration Training and Skills Practicum, Henning Mediation & Arbitration Service Inc., 2014

Civil Mediation Training and Skills Practicum, Henning Mediation & Arbitration Service Inc., 2012

Bar Admissions

Georgia

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

Court of Appeals of Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Georgia Super Lawyer, 2007

The University of Georgia, Order of the Coif, Order of Barristers, Phi Beta Kappa