Linley Jones

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Linley Jones Firm, PC
 | 3334 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite CU-2
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-418-0000
Fax: 404-418-0044
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Linley Jones is the Immediate Past President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the first woman lawyer in the United States to be board-certified in legal malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (an ABA-approved certification board).  Linley Jones practices in Atlanta, Georgia where she specializes in legal malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, and wrongful death.  Having been selected to the Georgia Super Lawyer list every year since 2004 and recognized as one of the top 50 women lawyers in Georgia, Linley Jones is a distinguished and successful trial attorney with numerous unique accomplishments in personal injury and legal malpractice law.

Ms. Jones' hard work has earned her an *AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Directory.  After graduating from the Georgia State University College of Law as a Fuller Callaway Scholar, Ms. Jones was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1992. She opened The Linley Jones Firm, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia, where she continues her work with personal injury and legal malpractice cases.

With over 20 years of experience, Ms. Jones is locally and nationally known for cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic injury. She is also acknowledged for her advocacy in legal malpractice cases against other attorneys and professionals. In addition, she has written many legal publications and often lectures on these topics.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Professional Liability (70%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Personal Injury - General (30%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2019

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About Linley Jones

Admitted: 1992, Georgia

Professional Webpage: linleyjones.com/blog/attorney-linley-jones/

Honors/Awards:

  • America's Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award , 2016
  • Law and Justice Award, Woman of the Year, 2016
  • Justice Award, Justice Award, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Attorney of the Month, Attorney at Law Magazine, 2013
  • Selected for Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia by the American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Selected by the Fulton County Daily Report as one of 15 Georgia lawyers “On the Rise”, 2007
  • Political Editor of Georgia State University Law Review, 1991
  • Kemper Foundation Scholar in Business at Emory University, Kemper Foundation Scholar, 1989
  • 2014 AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Directory
  • Top 50 Female Lawyers in Georgia, Atlanta Magazine, 2006-2014
  • Fuller Callaway Scholar, Georgia State University College of Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • First Woman in the United States to be Board-Certified in Legal Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, an ABA-approved certifying Organization, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2015
  • Board member, Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, 2014
  • President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Member of the Board of Directors, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, the ABA-endorsed certifying body for legal and medical malpractice lawyers, 2011
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2008
  • Board member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • State Bar of Georgia, 1992
  •  2003-2006  Senior Legal Analyst, CNN Headline News
  • Judge/Evaluator, Georgia and National Mock Trial Competitions, 1994 - 1996
  • Member, Board of Directors, Civil Justice PAC, 2008 - 2010
  • Membership Chair, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - 2010
  • Member, Mensa International
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
  • Champion Member, Civil Justice PAC
  • Co-Founder, Atlanta Trial Lawyers Society
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member, Souls Grown Deep Foundation, 2015
  • City Councilwoman, City of Brookhaven, Georgia, 2015
  • Board member and spokesperson, Brookhaven Yes, 2012
  • Board member, Citizens for North Dekalb, 2011
  • Board member, Cambridge Park Civic Association, 2006

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Secrets to a Successful Plaintiff's Personal Injury Practice” Article and speech, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2016
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, "Closing Argument", 2016
  • West Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, "Avoiding and Surviving Legal Malpractice", 2015
  • “Pointers on Legal Malpractice Insurance Coverage” Article and Speech, , Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Holiday Workshop, 2015
  • "Female Rainmaking", Panel member, Women in Law, Daily Report Events, 2015
  • 2015, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, “Ten Tips for Avoiding Legal Malpractice”, 2015
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia “Avoiding and Surviving Legal Malpractice”, 2014
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, “Avoiding Legal Malpractice in Medical Malpractice Cases” Article and Speech, 2014
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE, “Top Tips for Avoiding Legal Malpractice” Article and Speech, 2013
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, “Techniques for Effective Cross Examination” Article and speech, 2013
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, “Avoiding Legal Malpractice” Article and Speech, 2013
  • “Avoiding Legal Malpractice in a Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice", Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2012
  • "Avoiding Legal Malpractice in Jury Trials", Jury Trial Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2011
  • "Avoiding Legal Malpractice in Jury Trials", Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, January, 2011
  • "Offers of Judgment", Annual Convention, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • "Recent Developments in Legal Malpractice Law", Annual Convention, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, 2010
  • Professional & Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation Seminar, Panel member, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2010
  • "Ethics for the Plaintiff's Attorney", Plaintiff's Personal Injury Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2009
  • "Damages in the Legal Malpractice Setting", Proving Damages Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2009
  • "Finding All Sources of Recovery in Catastrophic Injury Cases", The Verdict Magazine, Winter, 2009
  • "Ethics for the Plaintiff’s Attorney", Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, January, 2009
  • "Damages in the Legal Malpractice Setting", Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, March, 2009
  • "Ethical Considerations in Auto Tort Cases", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE, August, 2009
  • "Ethics for the Plaintiff's Attorney", Plaintiff's Personal Injury Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2008
  • "Damages in the Legal Malpractice Setting", Proving Damages Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2008
  • "Document Retention & Other Ethical Issues for Real Estate Lawyers", 11th Annual CLE Claims & Underwriting Seminar, Chicago Title Insurance Company, 2008
  • "Finding Sources of Recovery in Catastrophic Personal Injury Cases", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Auto Torts Litigation Seminar, 2008
  • "Punitive Damages in Legal Malpractice Cases", Punitive Damages Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2008
  • "Trial Evidence", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Holiday Seminar, 2008
  • "Damages in the Legal Malpractice Setting", Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, February, 2008
  • Document Retention & Other Ethical Issues for Real Estate Lawyers", 11th Annual CLE Claims & Underwriting Seminar, January, 2008
  • "Finding Sources of Recovery in Catastrophic Personal Injury Cases", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE, August, 2008
  • "Controlling Trial Evidence with Motions in Limine", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE, December, 2008
  • Laukaitis v. Basadre, 2007 Ga. App. 144, 2007
  •  "How to Run Your Own Focus Groups", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Auto Torts Litigation Seminar, 2007
  • "Legal Malpractice Pitfalls in Personal Injury Cases", Georgia Personal Injury Practice Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2007
  • "Punitive Damages in Legal Malpractice Cases", Punitive Damages Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2007
  • "Document Retention from a Litigation Point of View", Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association, 2007
  • "Common Mistakes at Trial and How to Avoid Them", Jury Trials Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2007
  • "Litigation Ethics", CLE by the Hour, Atlanta Bar Association, 2007
  • "How to Run Your Own Focus Groups", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE, August, 2007
  • "Legal Malpractice Pitfalls in Personal Injury Cases", Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, October, 2007
  • "Common Mistakes at Trial and How to Avoid Them", Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, December, 2007
  • "Litigation Ethics", Atlanta Bar Association CLE, December, 2007
  • "Tortious Interference with Business Relations: Punitive Damages", Punitive Damages Seminar, Punitive Damages Seminar Legal Education in Georgia, 2006
  • "Keeping Defense Lawyers Honest", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Auto Torts Litigation Seminar, 2006
  • "Ethical Considerations in Auto Tort Cases", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Auto Torts Litigation Seminar, 2006
  • "Keeping Defense Lawyers Honest", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE, August, 2006
  • Gingold v. Allen, 272 Ga. App. 653, 2005
  • Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. v. All Care, Inc., 914 So.2d 214, cert. denied, 2005
  • Rather v. Worrell, 260 Ga. App. 174, 2003
  • Georgia State University Careers in Law Seminar, 2002
  • "Cross Examination of Expert Medical Witnesses", Seminar on Trial of a Personal Injury Case, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2001
  • HCA Health Services, Inc. v. Roach, 263 Ga. 798, 1994
  • Stone Man, Inc. v. Green, 263 Ga. 470, 1993
  • "Uniform Rules of the Road: Provide a Criminal Penalty for Vehicular Feticide", Georgia State University Law Review, January, 1992
  • Lecture and article on Current Developments in Legal Malpractice Law, American Board Of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Editor, The Voice, Emory University’s Political Newspaper
  • Political Editor, Georgia State University Law Review, Georgia State University College of Law

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $11 million legal malpractice settlement against negligent corporate counsel, 2014
  • $450,000 settlement in legal malpractice case involving a lawyer/judge who missed the filing deadline on a fire insurance claim.
  • $600,000 settlement in a legal malpractice case arising from a conflict of interest at trial.
  • $1 million settlement in a missed statute on a birth injury medical malpractice claim
  • $1 million settlement in a case arising from misinterpretation of the renewal statute.
  • $1.1 million settlement for victim of car wreck with pizza delivery driver.
  • $425,000 jury trial verdict for broken foot in Henry County.
  • $675,000 settlement for a lawyer’s negligent handling of a wrongful death case involving a 56-year-old grandmother who died as a result of medical malpractice.
  • $800,000 settlement for a police officer who suffered a broken ankle and broken wrist in a wreck caused by a drunk driver.
  • $1,500,000 verdict in State Court of Mississippi against Progressive Insurance Company for claims against insurance company for wrongfully trying to put local medical facilities out of business.
  • $3.4 million settlement — largest settlement reported in Gordon County,
  • $4.1 million settlement in Shelby County, Tennessee for personal injuries arising from a motor vehicle collision.
  • Confidential settlement in a legal malpractice case against prominent Georgia lawyer for mishandling a medical malpractice case.
  • Confidential settlement for the survivors of a Georgia car wreck that killed three family members, including a 7-year-old girl, an 8-year-old boy and their grandmother.
  • Confidential settlement in a legal malpractice case against a bankruptcy lawyer whose paralegal stole client funds.
  • $5.2 million judgment in Monroe County, Georgia for the wrongful death of a victim of domestic violence.

Educational Background:

  • Emory University, B.A., Political Science, Early Admission at Age 16, Kemper Foundation Scholar in Business, Dean's List, All Four Years, Pi Epsilon Alpha, Political Science Honor Society, 1989

Industry Groups

  • Legal Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
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Comments

  • “An excellent litigator.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Linley Jones

3334 Peachtree Road Northeast
Suite CU-2
Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: 404-418-0000

Fax: 404-418-0044

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Last Updated: 12/21/2017

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