Linley Jones

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Linley Jones Firm, P.C.
 | 3334 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite CU-2
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-418-0000
Fax: 404-418-0044
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Linley Jones is 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 16 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2020

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About Linley Jones

Admitted: 1992, Georgia

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

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, Super Lawyers, Atlanta Magazine, 2018-2019, 2019
  • Top 50 Female Lawyers in Georgia, Atlanta Magazine, 2006-2019, 2019
  • 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
  • Fuller Callaway Scholar, Georgia State University College of Law
  • 2014 AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Directory

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, in 2008, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairperson, Professional Liability Insurance Section of State Bar of Georgia, 2019
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 2019
  • Member of the Board of Directors, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, the ABA-endorsed certifying body for legal and medical malpractice lawyers, 2019
  • Co-Founder, Atlanta Trial Lawyers Society, 2019
  • Champion Member, Civil Justice PAC, 2012-present, 2019
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, 2019
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2019
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2015
  • President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Board member, Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, 2014
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2008
  • Board member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  •  Senior Legal Analyst, CNN Headline News
  • Member, Mensa International, 1992
  • State Bar of Georgia, 1992
  • Member, Board of Directors, Civil Justice PAC
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Judge/Evaluator, Georgia and National Mock Trial Competitions, 1994 - 1996
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Membership Chair, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - 2010

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Treasurer, Souls Grown Deep Foundation, 2019
  • Board member and spokesperson, Brookhaven Yes, 2012
  • City Councilwoman, City of Brookhaven, Georgia since 2015, 2019
  • Board Member, Souls Grown Deep Foundation, 2015
  • Board member, Cambridge Park Civic Association, 2006
  • Board member, Citizens for North Dekalb, 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • What Judges Need to Know About Legal Malpractice, What Judges Need to Know About Legal Malpractice, Institute of Continuing Judicial Education Superior Court Judges’ Convention, 2019
  • Conflicts of Interest, Panelist, Conflicts of Interest, American Bar Association National Legal Malpractice Conference, 2019
  • Rehabilitating a Nationalistic Jury, Rehabilitating a Nationalistic Jury, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys Annual Convention, 2019
  • Closing Argument in a Legal Malpractice Case, Closing Argument in a Legal Malpractice Case, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2019
  • Litigation Ethics, Litigation Ethics, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2019
  • Ethics for Paralegals, Speaker, Ethics for Paralegals, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Paralegal Workshop, 2018
  • “Secrets to a Successful Plaintiff's Personal Injury Practice” , Article and speech, “Secrets to a Successful Plaintiff's Personal Injury Practice” , Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2016
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, , Closing Arguments, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2016
  • “Pointers on Legal Malpractice Insurance Coverage”, Article and Speech, “Pointers on Legal Malpractice Insurance Coverage” , Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Holiday Workshop, 2015
  • "Female Rainmaking", Panel member, "Female Rainmaking", Women in Law, Daily Report Events, 2015
  •  "Avoiding and Surviving Legal Malpractice", Avoiding and Surviving Legal Malpractice, West Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • 2015, “Ten Tips for Avoiding Legal Malpractice”, Ten Tips for Avoiding Legal Malpractice”, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2015
  •  “Avoiding and Surviving Legal Malpractice”, Avoiding and Surviving Legal Malpractice, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2014
  • , “Avoiding Legal Malpractice in Medical Malpractice Cases” , Article and Speech, Avoiding Legal Malpractice in Medical Malpractice Cases, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, 2014
  • , “Techniques for Effective Cross Examination” , Article and speech, Techniques for Effective Cross Examination, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2013
  • , “Avoiding Legal Malpractice” , Article and Speech, Avoiding Legal Malpractice, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2013
  •  “Top Tips for Avoiding Legal Malpractice” Article and Speech, Article and Speech, Top Tips for Avoiding Legal Malpractice, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE, 2013
  • “Avoiding Legal Malpractice in a Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice",, “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, Avoiding Legal Malpractice in Jury Trials, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2011
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, January, Avoiding Legal Malpractice in Jury Trials, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2011
  • Professional & Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation Seminar, Panel member, Professional & Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2010
  • Recent Developments in Legal Malpractice Law" Annual Convention, , Recent Developments in Legal Malpractice Law, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, 2010
  • "Offers of Judgment", Annual Convention, Offers of Judgment, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • "Damages in the Legal Malpractice Setting", Proving Damages Seminar, , Damages in the Legal Malpractice Setting, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2009
  • "Damages in the Legal Malpractice Setting" March, Damages in the Legal Malpractice Setting, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2009
  • "Ethical Considerations in Auto Tort Cases", August, Ethical Considerations in Auto Tort Cases, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE, 2009
  • "Finding All Sources of Recovery in Catastrophic Injury Cases",  Winter, Finding All Sources of Recovery in Catastrophic Injury Cases, The Verdict Magazine, 2009
  • "Ethics for the Plaintiff's Attorney", Plaintiff's Personal Injury Seminar, , Ethics for the Plaintiff's Attorney, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2009
  • "Ethics for the Plaintiff’s Attorney",  January, Ethics for the Plaintiff’s Attorney, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2009
  • "Damages in the Legal Malpractice Setting", , "Damages in the Legal Malpractice Setting",, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, February, 2008
  • "Punitive Damages in Legal Malpractice Cases", Punitive Damages Seminar, , Punitive Damages in Legal Malpractice Cases, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2008
  • "Finding Sources of Recovery in Catastrophic Personal Injury Cases", Auto Torts Litigation Seminar, Finding Sources of Recovery in Catastrophic Personal Injury Cases, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association , 2008
  • "Damages in the Legal Malpractice Setting", Proving Damages Seminar, , Damages in the Legal Malpractice Setting, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2008
  • Document Retention & Other Ethical Issues for Real Estate Lawyers",  January, Document Retention & Other Ethical Issues for Real Estate Lawyers, 11th Annual CLE Claims & Underwriting Seminar, 2008
  • "Ethics for the Plaintiff's Attorney", Plaintiff's Personal Injury Seminar,, Ethics for the Plaintiff's Attorney, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2008
  • "Trial Evidence", Holiday Seminar, Trial Evidence, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association , 2008
  • "Finding Sources of Recovery in Catastrophic Personal Injury Cases",  August, Finding Sources of Recovery in Catastrophic Personal Injury Cases, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE, 2008
  • "Controlling Trial Evidence with Motions in Limine",  December, Controlling Trial Evidence with Motions in Limine, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE, 2008
  • "Document Retention & Other Ethical Issues for Real Estate Lawyers", , Document Retention & Other Ethical Issues for Real Estate Lawyers, 11th Annual CLE Claims & Underwriting Seminar, Chicago Title Insurance Company, 2008
  • "Common Mistakes at Trial and How to Avoid Them", December, "Common Mistakes at Trial and How to Avoid Them", Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2007
  • "Legal Malpractice Pitfalls in Personal Injury Cases", October, Legal Malpractice Pitfalls in Personal Injury Cases, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2007
  • "Litigation Ethics", , December, "Litigation Ethics",, Atlanta Bar Association CLE, 2007
  • "Litigation Ethics", CLE by the Hour, , Litigation Ethics, Atlanta Bar Association, 2007
  • "Punitive Damages in Legal Malpractice Cases", Punitive Damages Seminar,, Punitive Damages in Legal Malpractice Cases, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2007
  • "How to Run Your Own Focus Groups", August, How to Run Your Own Focus Groups, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE, 2007
  • "Document Retention from a Litigation Point of View", Document Retention from a Litigation Point of View, Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association, 2007
  • "Legal Malpractice Pitfalls in Personal Injury Cases", Georgia Personal Injury Practice Seminar, , Legal Malpractice Pitfalls in Personal Injury Cases, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2007
  •  "How to Run Your Own Focus Groups", , How to Run Your Own Focus Groups, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Auto Torts Litigation Seminar, 2007
  • "Common Mistakes at Trial and How to Avoid Them", Jury Trials Seminar, , Common Mistakes at Trial and How to Avoid Them, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2007
  • Laukaitis v. Basadre, 2007 Ga. App. 144, Laukaitis v. Basadre, 2007 Ga. App. 144, 2007
  • "Tortious Interference with Business Relations: Punitive Damages", Punitive Damages Seminar, , Tortious Interference with Business Relations: Punitive Damages, Punitive Damages Seminar Legal Education in Georgia, 2006
  • "Keeping Defense Lawyers Honest",  August, Keeping Defense Lawyers Honest, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association CLE, 2006
  • "Keeping Defense Lawyers Honest", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Auto Torts Litigation Seminar, 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, Ethical Considerations in Auto Tort Cases, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Auto Torts Litigation Seminar, 2006
  • Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. v. All Care, Inc., 914 So.2d 214, cert. denied, Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. v. All Care, Inc, 914 So.2d 214, 2005
  • Gingold v. Allen, 272 Ga. App. 653, Gingold v. Allen, 272 Ga. App. 653, 2005
  • Rather v. Worrell, 260 Ga. App. 174, 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, Cross Examination of Expert Medical Witnesses, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2001
  • HCA Health Services, Inc. v. Roach, 263 Ga. 798, HCA Health Services, Inc. v. Roach, 263 Ga. 798, 1994
  • Stone Man, Inc. v. Green, 263 Ga. 470, Stone Man, Inc. v. Green, 263 Ga. 470, 1993
  • "Uniform Rules of the Road: Provide a Criminal Penalty for Vehicular Feticide",  January, Uniform Rules of the Road: Provide a Criminal Penalty for Vehicular Feticide, Georgia State University Law Review, 1992
  • Editor, The Voice, Emory University’s Political Newspaper
  • Political Editor, Georgia State University Law Review, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Lecture and article on Current Developments in Legal Malpractice Law, American Board Of Professional Liability Attorneys

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $2.2 million jury verdict against international law firm for legal malpractice in immigration law, 2018
  • $2 million settlement for home nursing negligence resulting in serious facial scarring, 2017
  • $7 million judgment for the death of a mother in a wreck with a dump truck.
  • $1 million settlement for legal malpractice in a trucking wreck case
  • $100,000 settlement for an Uber driver who was attacked by a passenger.
  • $10 million legal malpractice settlement for faulty contract drafting by a real estate lawyer working for a manufacturer.
  • $450,000 settlement in legal malpractice case involving a lawyer/judge who missed the filing deadline on a fire insurance claim.
  • 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.
  • $3.4 million settlement — largest settlement reported in Gordon 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.
  • $1.1 million settlement for victim of car wreck with pizza delivery driver.
  • $600,000 settlement in a legal malpractice case arising from a conflict of interest at trial.
  • Confidential settlement in a legal malpractice case against a bankruptcy lawyer whose paralegal stole client funds.
  • $4.1 million settlement in Shelby County, Tennessee for personal injuries arising from a motor vehicle collision.
  • $800,000 settlement for a police officer who suffered a broken ankle and broken wrist in a wreck caused by a drunk driver.
  • $425,000 jury trial verdict for broken foot in Henry County.
  • $1 million settlement in a missed statute on a birth injury medical malpractice claim
  • $5.2 million judgment in Monroe County, Georgia for the wrongful death of a victim of domestic violence.
  • Confidential settlement in a legal malpractice case against prominent Georgia lawyer for mishandling a medical malpractice case.
  • $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.
  • $11 million legal malpractice settlement against negligent corporate counsel, 2014
  • $1 million settlement in a case arising from misinterpretation of the renewal statute.

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.

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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: 7/31/2019

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