L. Jeth Jones, II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Galveston, TX

Mills Shirley LLP
 | 400 Washington Building, 2228 Mechanic Street
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: 409-763-2341
Fax: 409-763-2879
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006 - 2009
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney L. Jeth Jones, II, is Of Counsel with the firm Mills Shirley, LLP.  Mills Shirley is the oldest law firm in Texas founded in 1846.  Jeth was practicing with Jones Robinson, LLP until his former law partner became the Judge of the 405th District Court. Mr. Jones has focused on civil litigation and criminal defense Galveston and Houston and the surrounding courts in Texas' Gulf Coast region. 

·         Drunk Driving DWI Defense

·         White Collar Defense

·         Compliance Matters and Investigations

In addition to his primary criminal defense practice, Mr. Jones also represents clients in the midst of a variety of civil disputes, including those related to the following:

·         Contract law

·         Environmental litigation

·         Deceptive trade practices

·         Construction Law

·         Wrongful termination

Mr. Jones began his legal career in 1999 after earning his law degree from South Texas College of Law and his admission to the State Bar of Texas. In addition to his approval to practice in all of Texas' state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas has also issued its approval for him to practice in its courtrooms, ensuring he can provide representation in both state and federal cases.

Over the course of Mr. Jones' legal career, he has built a reputation as a skilled trial attorney and dedicated client advocate, which has earned him a number of honors. He has a "Superb" rating from Avvo, and he has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (40%): Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Juvenile Delinquency

Construction Litigation (30%)

Business Litigation (30%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Juvenile Delinquency


Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2009

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About Jeth Jones, II

Admitted: 1999, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.millsshirley.com/Attorneys/L-J-Jones-Ii.shtml


  • Rising Stars edition, Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Member
  • Texas Rising Star, Law & Politics, Texas Monthly Magazine and Texas Super Lawyers Magazine, 2005 - 2006
  • President Galveston Bar Association, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas  
  • Galveston Bar Association, Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 2001 - 2002
  • Texas
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Young Lawyer's Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas  
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Houston Young Lawyer's Association, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyer's Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Houston Bar Association Charity Golf Tournament, Co-Chair, 2006 - 2007  
  • HBA Habitat for Humanity Committee

Educational Background:

  • Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia, B.S. in Political Science
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Office Location for L. Jeth Jones, II

400 Washington Building
2228 Mechanic Street
Galveston, TX 77550

Phone: 409-763-2341

Fax: 409-763-2879

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Last Updated: 6/28/2019

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