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Zona Jones
Location:
Beaumont, Texas
Phone:
409-203-5030
Fax:
409-838-8888
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Zona Jones practices in the areas of personal injury, commercial and consumer class action litigation at Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont, Texas. He is certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Jones is admitted to practice in Texas, the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, Jones was a member of Phi Alpha Delta. He completed his bachelor of business administration degree at Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he played football for Grant Teaff’s Baylor Bears. Also a member of the Country Music Association, Jones has had success as a touring musician and recording artist.

Bilingual in Spanish, Jones is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the District of Columbia Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (where he has served as a director), and the Jefferson County Bar Association. He served on the District 3 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas from 2004-2010 (where he also served as Chair of the panel) and remains a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

In 2012, Jones was co-lead counsel in JJJJ Walker, et al vs. First National Bank of Edinburg, et al in which the investor plaintiffs claimed that the defendants defrauded them of their ownership interest in Louisiana-Tex Healthcare Management (“LTHM”) and the three (3) hospitals LTHM owned and operated. The twelve (12) person Harris County jury returned a verdict in the amount of $118,121,454.00 in actual and punitive damages. This verdict was #24 in the Top 100 Verdicts of 2012 in the United States and the #2 largest verdict in Texas in a breach of contract case in 2012. The verdict also made the Texas Lawyer’s Verdicts Hall of Fame in 2013.

Currently, Jones is representing multiple victims in the West fertilizer plant explosion litigation. He was appointed by the Court and serves on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Steering Committee Cause No: WEST EXPLOSION CASES (Relating to All Cases); In Re: West Explosion Cases; In the District Court of McLennan County, Tx. [Cause No. 2013-2476-4; City of West, Texas vs. CF Industries, et al; In the 170th Judicial District Court of McLennan County, Texas]. These cases are currently pending in the 170th Judicial District Court of McLennan County, Texas.

Additional Contact

Heather (Presley) Hopson, (409) 835-6000, hhopson@provostumphrey.com

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Class Action Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1989
  • District of Columbia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Delta, St. Mary's University School of Law Mock Trial Team
  • Baylor University
    • B.B.A. - 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English