MY PLEDGE TO YOU
"All phone calls returned as soon as possible and I will devote
the necessary time in using my best efforts to represent you."
CAREER AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Gary Wilson Jones is a trial and appellate attorney. After graduating from law school in the summer of 1989 and passing the state bar at the same time, Mr. Jones served briefly as an Assistant District Attorney, Special Attorney General, and, more recently, as an Assistant Solicitor. In between and after those positions he managed a successful general practice in Paulding and Cobb Counties, handling a wide variety of civil and criminal cases, comparable to that of a small to medium sized law firm. He has litigated heavily in such diverse areas as contracts, construction & liens, debt collection, divorce, employment law, guardianships, juvenile proceedings, personal injury, probate matters, and property damage claims, as well as participating in complex class action litigation in the nineties. He has incorporated numerous companies, both profit and non-profit businesses, settled individual six figure insurance claims, such as slip and fall in grocery stores, and represented clients like Inner Harbor Hospital all the way down to small businesses for debt collection.
In Criminal Defense, Mr. Jones has represented clients charged with everything from D.U.I, to murder. Many of his clients have been acquitted through jury trials, beginning with the murder case of State v. Crowe in Paulding County in 1991. He has had particular success in defending clients against drug charges, notably Schedule I and Schedule II drugs. Since Mr. Jones is also an appellate attorney, he understands the consequences of a conviction, and he makes a point of analyzing factors that will affect his client's parole eligibilitly.
Mr. Jones has been successful in winning a number of criminal appeals beginning with Elder v. State, 208 Ga. App. 20 (1993). In 2003, Gary won "The Case Of The Year" (COTY) award from the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys for his team work with the Southern Center for Human Rights in appeals to The Georgia Court of Appeals and The Supreme Court of Georgia, ultimately leading to an inmate's freedom and media exposure of his inept public defender, who, subsequently, was sent to prison himself. Heath v. State, 258 Ga. App. 612 (2002), State v. Heath, 277 Ga. 337 (2003) and Heath v. State, 268 Ga. App 235 (2004).
More recently, Mr. Jones reversed his client's convictions for armed robbery, burglary, and kidnapping in Ham v. State, 303 Ga. App. 232 (2010). In 2012 Gary made news in The Marietta Daily Journal when murder and armed robbery charges were dropped against his teenage client. In 2013 Mr. Jones was nominated again for another COTY award for reversing all of the appellant's murder convictions in Walker v. State 293 Ga. 709 (2013) in the Georgia Supreme Court. Some of Gary's motions have been reproduced by The Honorable John J. Goger of the Fulton County Superior Court and incorporated in "Georgia Criminal Trial Practice Forms."
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
- 1989 Admitted to State & Local Bar
- 1990 Admitted to Georgia Court of Appeals
- 1990 Admitted to Supreme Court of Georgia
- 1991 Admitted to U.S. Dist. Court (Northern Dist.)
- 1991 Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals (11th Cir.)
- Member of Georgia and Cobb County Bar Associations
- Member of General Practice and Trial Section of Georgia Bar