George B. Jones

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Lamoni, IA

Law Office of George B. Jones, PLLC
 | 117 S. Linden Street, Lamoni, IA 50140
Phone: 641-784-6970
Fax: 641-784-6968
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015, 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney George B. Jones is the founder and owner of the The Law Office of George B. Jones, PLLC, in Lamoni, Iowa. A top-rated, award-winning trial lawyer with more than 33 years of total legal experience, Mr. Jones devotes his practice primarily to personal injury, including car wrecks, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, work injuries, wrongful death, slip and fall, and other injury cases. He also has extensive experience handling criminal defense, family law, estate planning and general civil litigation matters.

    No matter the issues his clients are facing or how complex their needs, Mr. Jones delivers highly personalized counsel and customized solutions to help improve the likelihood they will achieve the favorable results they seek efficiently and cost-effectively. A former criminal prosecutor, he has broad insight into the criminal justice system from both sides, which enables him to devise the most effective strategy possible to help his clients protect their rights and preserve their freedoms.

    Equally effective in other legal areas, Mr. Jones has achieved notable success guiding his clients through the divorce process, and he has recovered substantial settlements and verdicts for those who have suffered injury or loss as the result of someone else's negligence.

    A leader in his field, he has taught criminal law and criminal procedure at Graceland University, and he has conducted numerous continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of topics. Fluent in Spanish, he also served as a judicial trainer with the American Bar Association's Rule of Law Initiative in Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, El Salvador and Guatemala.

    Recognized for his exemplary professionalism and outstanding legal service, Mr. Jones has earned numerous accolades from his peers along with "Superb" client ratings on Avvo for Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. He has also received designation as an Avvo Top Contributor, and he has gained the site's Clients' Choice Award for the past several years.

    A 1981 graduate of Graceland College, Mr. Jones obtained his M.A. in International Studies from the University of Denver Graduate School of International Studies in 1986 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law that same year. While in law school, he served as president of the International Law Society, and he received honors from his excellent academic achievements.

    Mr. Jones holds his admission to practice before all Iowa state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa and the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Jones is the former chair of The Iowa Bar Association's International Law Section, and he is a past member of the organization's Indigent Defense Working Group and Criminal Law Section. He is also a member of the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Iowa Association for Justice, the American Bar Association's International Law Section and Amnesty International.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Family Law
    • 20%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Father's Rights, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Class Actions, Asbestos, Toxic Torts

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015, 2017 - 2020

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    About George Jones

    Admitted: 2001, Iowa

    Professional Webpage: https://www.topiowalawyer.com/attorneys/george-b-jones/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Amnesty International
    • Iowa Bar Association, Chair of International Law Section, 2010-2012, Member Criminal Law Section
    • American Bar Association, International Law Section
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Iowa Association for Justice, Criminal Law Section
    • Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
    • Iowa Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Seminar Committee
    • Iowa Bar Association, Indigent Defense Working Group
    • Poarch (Alabama) Band of Creek Indians (Native American) Tribal Court 1990-2001
    • U.S. Federal Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama, 1994-present
    • U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 2008-present
    • Iowa Bar, 2001-present
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, Atlanta, Georgia, 1994-present
    • United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C., 1997-present
    • Missouri Bar (pro hac vice), 2009-2012

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Judicial Trainer, California Western School of Law
    • September 2010, “International Law in the Practice of Law in the United States,” Iowa State Bar Association, International Law Section, Des Moines, Iowa
    • April 2012, “Obtaining and Using Experts in Criminal Defense in Iowa,” Iowa State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Des Moines, Iowa
    • September 2012, “State v. Mohler: Teamwork in Defending Complex Cases,” National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • April 2013, “Discovering Your Way to a Dismissal: Using Discovery in Complex Sex Abuse Cases to Win for Your Client,” Missouri Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, St. Charles, Missouri
    • May 2014, “Representing the Juvenile in Adult Court,” Panel Participant, Iowa State Bar Association, Criminal Law Seminar, Des Moines, Iowa
    • This courtroom handbook assists the litigants in the oral criminal trial practice with all aspects of the trial of a criminal case, from forensic examination of the crime scene, understanding DNA and ballistics evidence, maintenance of the chain of custody, and presentation of trial from theory of the case to closing argument.  The book is specifically focused on the challenges and needs of litigants in Central America, providing a focus on forensic evidence., Principal Author, Manual de Evidencias Forenses para América Central, American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative, 2016., Legal, 2016

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Auto accident causing serious injury and lasting emotional trauma., 2019
    • Truck accident causing traumatic brain injury., 2018

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Principal author of Spanish language forensic evidence handbook for use in Central America, "Manual de Evidencias Forenses para América Central," American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative, 2016, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Graduated from Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa. Earned B.S. degree in Computer Science with second major in International Studies.  Also completed minors in English and Spanish., 1981
    • University of Denver, Graduate School of International Studies, Denver, Colorado, M.A. International Studies, GPA 3.75, June 1986

    Industry Groups

    • Auto Accidents
    • birth injuries and wrongful death.
    • Class Action Litigation
    • Industrial Accidents
    • Insurance Disputes
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Motorcycle Accidents
    • Personal Injury
    • Truck Accidents
    • wage claims
    • Work Injuries
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    Office Location for George B. Jones

    117 S. Linden Street
    Lamoni, IA 50140

    Phone: 641-784-6970

    Fax: 641-784-6968

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