“I enjoy learning about my clients — what they do, how they do it, what their needs are, and how I can best work with them as they face the pressures of litigation.”
Christopher K. Jones
Hamilton College B.A. 2000
Washington & Lee School of Law J.D., cum laude, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Certified Information Privacy Professional/US, by the International Association of Privacy Professionals
To help drive the best outcomes for his clients, Chris brings a deep curiosity to every case. He enjoys asking tailored questions to identify the opposition’s flaws and clarify his clients’ strengths. The result is that clients receive legal guidance they can trust to be informed and compelling.
Working with corporations of all sizes, as well as insurers and their insureds, Chris handles the litigation needs of his clients from the claims stage through to litigation. He is experienced with a variety of matters, from commercial transportation and premises liability, to more complex problems involving products liability, privacy, and data security. Chris also works with clients to avoid the pitfalls of litigation altogether by managing risk and implementing privacy plans that fit their unique needs.
In every step, Chris’ goal is to help his clients achieve optimal results. He is proactive and determined, digging deeply to identify every nuance of even the most complex liability cases. Chris brings experience identifying and resolving critical issues in legal actions ranging from medical information privacy to wrongful death trucking cases. He applies his problem-solving and goals-focused support to help clients gain the results they seek with efficiency and care. From responsive pleadings through to settlement or trial, he will work hard on your behalf, every step of the way.
During law school, Chris worked in a third-year externship with Justice G. Steven Agee in the Supreme Court of Virginia, and also served as the Senior Case Editor of Washington and Lee’s Environmental Law Digest. He is named a Rising Star by Virginia Super Lawyers and has given numerous continuing legal education presentations for the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, the National Business Institute, and the Richmond Bar Association.
Products liability action involving a plumbing fixture: Chris convinced a determined and highly motivated plaintiff to dismiss his client on the eve of trial and proceed only against a co-defendant— resulting in his client paying nothing in settlement.
Medical information privacy for national retailer: Chris helped secure the dismissal of all six counts of the plaintiff’s complaint and then defended the plaintiff's appeal to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed nearly all of the lower court's decisions.
Frequent lecturer on many aspects of law at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
Presented on Virginia procedure, transportation law, trial tactics, legal technology, the use of social media at trial, general liability, and other topics.
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Defense Research Institute Chair of the Speakers Bureau
Richmond Bar Association
CodeVA, General Counsel
Leadership Quest, Class of 2019, Leadership Metro Richmond