Barry K. Jones

Barry K. Jones

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Jackson, MS

Pettis, Barfield & Hester P.A.
 | 4450 Old Canton Rd, Suite 210
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: 601-987-5300
Fax: 601-812-0016
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2016, 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Tax: Business (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney practicing law in the areas of state and federal taxation including individual, non-profit and business tax planning, estate and gift tax planning, compliance and tax controversy; business law including general corporate, contracts, business entity formation, liquidation, merger, reorganization, acquisition and securities law exemptions; employee benefits including qualified plans, non-qualified deferred compensation, stock option plans and welfare benefit plans; estate planning; estate administration; asset protection planning; and elder law.

    About Barry Jones

    Admitted: 1986, Mississippi

    Professional Webpage:


    • Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition
    • Martindale Hubbell Rating - AV.
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business and Corporate).
    • Best Lawyers in America (Elder Law).

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Public Accountant, 1992
    • Emory University School of Law, Masters of Law in Taxation, 1980
    • Accredited Estate Planner

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Tennessee Bar Association 
    • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants 
    • Estate Planning Council of Mississippi 
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1992 to Present): Personal Financial Planning Section.
    • Mississippi Secretary of State Trust Laws Study Group (2009 to Present); Chairman Dynasty Trust / Virtual Representation Subcommittee (2009 to Present).
    • Mississippi Bar Association (1986 to Present): Taxation Section; Business Law Section; Health Law Section; Estate and Trust Section; Mediator Directory; Technology Committee; Fee Dispute Committee; Executive Committee, Taxation Section (2005-2008), Secretary-Treasurer (2008-2009), Vice Chairman (2009-2010), Chairman (2010-2011).
    • Georgia Bar Association 
    • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 
    • Mississippi Tax Institute
    • Mississippi Secretary of State Probate Law Study Group (2018)

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Alzheimer's Association, Middle Mississippi Chapter (1989 to Present): Board of Directors (1989-1995); Secretary-Treasurer (1989-1992); President (1992-1994); Advisory Board (1996 to Present).
    • Rotary International (1990 to Present): Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club (1990-2005): Board of Directors (1991-1997); Treasurer (1992-1994); President Elect (1994-1995); President (1995-1996); Rotary District 6820 Treasurer (2003- 2004); Paul Harris Fellow (1996); Transferred to Rotary Club of Jackson, 2005; Rotary Mentor Scholarship Committee (2005 to Present); District 6820 Treasurer (2002-2003); District 6820 Foundation Committee Chairman (2012-2015).
    • Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Association: (2003-2008): Board of Directors (2003-2008); Assistant Treasurer (2003-2005); Treasurer (2005-2008); Executive Committee (2003- 2008); Finance Committee (2003- 2008); Chairman (2005-2008); Strategic Planning Committee (2005-2008); Musician and Conductor Contract Negotiations Committee (2003-2008).
    • Russell C. Davis Planetarium Foundation, Inc. (1992-1999): Board of Directors (1992-1999); Vice-Chairman (1994-1995); Chairman (1995-1997).
    • Mississippi Chambre Music Guild, Inc. (2015-2017); Board of Directors (2015-2017); Treasurer (2015-2017).

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Incapacity Planning,” Estate Planning Council of Mississippi, 2007.
    • “Ethics: Everything You Need to Know (More or Less) in an Hour, Mississippi Bar Association, Taxation Section, Tax Seminar 2007.
    • “Should You Patent Your Tax Advice?,” Mississippi Bar Association, Annual Convention, Tax Section, 2007.
    • “S Corporations: The Ins and Outs of Tax Planning and Reporting,” (AICPA), presented to the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, 2007
    • “Mississippi Law Update: Planning for Incapacity,” University of Mississippi, 2006.
    • “Alternatives to Guardianship,” The ARC of MS, 2006.
    • “Fundamental Estate and Incapacity Planning,” North MS Rural Legal Services Elder        Law Conference, 2006.
    • “Fundamental Estate and Incapacity Planning,” Mississippi Business Journal, 2006.
    • “Mississippi’s Uniform Health Care Decisions Act,” Mississippi Business Journal, 2006.
    • “Using Mediation in Estate Planning and to Resolve Trust and Estate Disputes,” Mississippi College School of Law, 2010.
    • “Drafting Basic Wills,” University of Mississippi School of Law, 2009.
    • “Business Succession Planning,” University of Mississippi School of Law, 2008.
    • “Tennessee Investment Services Act of 2007: New Tool For Mississippi Pratitioners Or A Trend Our State May Follow?,” Estate Planning Council of Mississippi, 2008.
    • “Ethical Issues in Elder Law," North MS Rural Legal Services Elder Law Conference, 2008.
    • “Estate Planning - The Human Side - Planning for Incapacity,” Mississippi Chapter of the Financial Planning Association, Annual Symposium, 2008.
    • "Decision-Making Ability in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults: Psychological and Legal Perspectives"  North MS Rural Legal Services Elder Law Conference, 2007.
    • “Legal Issues: Incapacity Planning,” Conference on Aging and Long Term Care, Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, 2007.
    • “Planning Methods to Control Medical Treatment,” University of Mississippi, Annual Mid-South Conference on Estate Planning, 2007.
    • “Mississippi’s Uniform Health Care Decisions Act,” Mississippi Business Journal, 2007
    • “Overview of Estate and Incapacity Planning,” Mississippi College School of Law, 2007.
    • “Legal Issues: Estate Planning, Wills and Advance Directives,” Area Council on Aging, 2007.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Adjunct Professor, Mississippi College School of Law

    Educational Background:

    • University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree, 1975. Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia. Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree, 1978; Masters of Law (LL.M.) Degree, Taxation, 1980.  
    • Emory University School of Law (LL.M. Taxation), 1980
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    Office Location for Barry K. Jones

    4450 Old Canton Rd
    Suite 210
    Jackson, MS 39211

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