Amos N. Jones

Amos N. Jones

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Washington, DC

Amos Jones Law Firm
 | 1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-351-6187
Fax: 202-478-1654
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Constitutional Law (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Amos Jones entered the practice of law in Washington, D.C., following an international fellowship in Australia in May 2007. For three years he as an Associate in international trade and commercial litigation at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in Washington, D.C., prior to accepting a full-time professorship in North Carolina in 2010. Since then, he has built the Amos Jones Law Firm of Washington, D.C., into a practice deploying the power of creative advocacy. Millions in compensation and benefits have been recovered for Firm clients in the intervening years. 

    Today, Amos Jones practices, lectures, and publishes in the areas of contracts, civil rights, religious freedom, and ethics. His work focuses on contemporary conflicts resulting from competing liberties enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Offering eight years of Washington-based practice involving national-security regulation as well as employment and religious-liberty litigation, Mr. Jones pursues a unique agenda critiquing legal remedies for various kinds of discrimination as derived from the fundamental law. He also evaluates the legal profession’s moderating function amid the clashing of groups’ interests. Recent publications include articles in the Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race, the Georgia State University Law Review, and the North Carolina Law Review. He has presented by invitation to audiences on four continents, including at Harvard Law School, the University of Chicago, Georgetown University, and the University of Kentucky in the United States and Monash University (Australia), Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia/South America), and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany/Europe) abroad. He is admitted before several federal courts including the Supreme Court of the United States. As of November 28, 2015, he was litigating signature cases of first impression on behalf of plaintiffs in four employment cases at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His current docket includes numerous federal actions against large, powerful interests, including the Federal Government. He remains one of the most widely quoted authorities in the world on the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, an increasingly influential statute about which he has written for more than a decade, including in a journal of the International Bar Association. 

    White Papers

  • The Jewish Gastroenterologist Who Worked As An Agent For An Arab Sheikdom (2018) - Quoted in Aiden Pink report on FARA compliance matters

  • Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks (2014) - Quoted in Eric Lipton, Brooke Williams and Nicholas Confessore, Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks, N.Y. Times, Sept. 6, 2014, at https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/us/politics/foreign-powers-buy-influence-at-think-tanks.html.

  • Did This Pro-Israel Superstar Work As A Secret Agent On College Campuses?, (2018) - Quoted in Aiden Pink, Did This Pro-Israel Superstar Work As A Secret Agent On College Campuses?, The Forward, Oct. 23, 2018, available at https://forward.com/news/israel/412206/did-this-pro-israel-superstar-work-as-a-secret-agent-on-college-campuses/.      

  • About Amos Jones

    Admitted: 2007, Washington D.C.

    Professional Webpage: http://www.amosjones.com

    Honors/Awards:

    • WASHINGTON LAWYER AMOS N. JONES NAMED TO AMERICA’S top 100 attorneys®  HONOR ACCOMPANIES COVETED LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD   July 10, 2018 – America’s Top 100 Attorneys® has selected Washington civil-rights and constitutional appellate attorney Amos N. Jones as a Lifetime Achievement honoree. Lifetime Achievement selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional attorneys, those whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit a Lifetime Achievement award, said Kevin Wieser, Membership Director of America’s Top 100 Attorneys.     “Selection is not achieved based on a single accomplishment or a single great year of success, but rather on a lifetime of hard work, ethical standards, and community-enriching accomplishments that are inspiring among the legal profession,” Wieser said.  “With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys®, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of attorneys in the community.”   Jones, 40, has enjoyed a highly successful academic and practice-oriented career, with a Fulbright fellowship to Australia’s University of Melbourne in 2006-07 and a 2015 Visitorship to the Law Faculty at the University of Oxford in England following unanimous promotion to Associate Professor of Law at a North Carolina university in 2015. In 2017, he was rated a Super Lawyers Rising Star in employment law and in 2016 was listed as a Top 40 under 40 African-American lawyer by a national rating body. He has repeatedly won high-profile, unanimous appellate victories in cases of first impression.   Jones said he was humbled upon receiving official word that he had been awarded the Lifetime Achievement accolade. “I am truly gratified that our work on behalf of victims all over the world has been recognized in my home jurisdiction in this way,” he said. “I look forward to many more years ahead of providing top-quality client service in our core practice areas of civil rights and constitutional law while employing the highest ethical standards and professionalism to our often vulnerable clientele.”   To help ensure that all attorneys selected for membership meet the very high standards expected for selection, candidates for lifetime membership are carefully screened through a comprehensive Qualitative Comparative Analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, lifetime achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community impact.   Jones earned a law degree from Harvard in 2006, a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2003, and a bachelor’s degree in political science, cum laude, from Emory University in 2000, which he attended on National Merit, Coca-Cola, and Robert W. Woodruff Scholarships. A 1999 Truman Scholar, he spent the first three years of his legal career practicing in the international trade and commercial litigation groups of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in Washington, D.C., before simultaneously joining the legal academy and opening his Amos Jones Law Firm on K Street in Washington, D.C., in August 2010.   # # #, Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award, Kevin Wieser, Membership Director, 2018
    • Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, presented this Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in May 2019, stating: "An accomplished listee, Mr. Jones celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.", Albert M. Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who's Who in America, 2019
    • Academic Visitor to the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, 2015
    • Elaine Exton Award for Business Reporting, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2003
    • Harry S. Truman Scholar, 1999

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Personal Trainer, Advanced Sports & Fitness (CI# 71129), 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Co-Convenor, District of Columbia Chapter of the National Conference of Black Lawyers, 2018

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • President-elect, Rotary Club of Federal City, 2019
    • Co-Convener, National Conference of Black Lawyers, D.C. Chapter, 2020

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Representative Clients:

    • Have reached numerous private-client settlements in their employment disputes totaling in the millions in cash and benefits since 2011. , 2020

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Received Albert M. Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Publishers of Who's Who in America, 2019
    • Received America's Top 100 Lifetime Achievement award as rated among the top 1/2 percent of active attorneys in the country based on outstanding results, superior ethics, and considerable civic impact. , 2018

    Videos:

    • As a practicing attorney representing numerous whistle-blowers working within our federal government across the world, Amos Jones provided analysis and commentary early in the impeachment inquiry of 2019. 'Separation of powers and the attorney-client privilege (legal ethics) are front and center, and the public deserves independent/unbiased thinking along these lines if we are to think and act responsibly. I, for one, do not see a constitutional crisis (yet). I see a political brawl. Find out why in these five minutes from Sept. 30's TRT World evening newscast live from Washington, D.C.", Democrats subpoena Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Amos Jones weighs in, Law And Government, 2019

    Educational Background:

    • Academic Visitor, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, 2015
    • Fulbright Postgraduate Award studies in comparative constitutional law, University of Melbourne, 2007
    • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2006
    • Master of Science, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2003
    • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude in Political Science, Emory University, 2000

    Industry Groups

    • Education
    • Private Client
    • Startups
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    Office Location for Amos N. Jones

    1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20006

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    Last Updated: 5/21/2020

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