RuShondra G. Jones

SENIOR ASSOCIATE / Detroit, MI
phone: 313-961-2550
fax: 313-961-1270
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With over a decade of experience, RuShondra Jones is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Group. She concentrates her practice primarily on Automotive Negligence Defense, Premise Liability, and general negligence. She started her career as a public defender at Legal Aid & Defender Association (LADA) where she represented indigent defendants charged with felony criminal offenses (including capital offenses) in both the Wayne County District Courts and 3rd Judicial Circuit Court from pre-trial to trial. RuShondra then went on to expand her legal career by joining the civil division of the same organization. There she represented low to moderate-income clients with Landlord/ Tenant, Foreclosure/ Mortgage Fraud, Education, Expungement, and Consumer-Finance Law matters in the appropriate arenas. As an attorney at LADA, she was also active with Educational Boards and the Michigan Re-entry program; where she gave seminars to inmates nearing parole. Following her time at Legal Aid she went on to become an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (APA) in one of the busiest counties in the country, Wayne County, Michigan. As an APA, she was responsible for handling and trying a variety of cases, from drugs and guns; to homicides and terrorism. After devoting nine years to public service she decided to bring her talents to the private sector. She worked as an In-house Insurance Defense Attorney for a Fortune 500 company for five years, where she tried several cases ranging from third party to dog bite. In her career she has tried well over 60 jury trials

  • AREAS OF PRACTICEGeneral Litigation and No-fault
  • BAR ADMISSIONSMichigan
  • EDUCATIONJD, Thomas M. Cooley Law School; BA, Cum Laude, University of Detroit Mercy

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Committee Member: Client Protection Fund, Character and Fitness, and Judicial Qualifications
    • ICLE-Litigation Advisory Board
    • Detroit Bar Association
    • The National Black Lawyers
  • BAR ADMISSIONS :Michigan and US District Court Eastern District of Michigan

HONORS / AWARDS

  • Distinguish Performance Award by a Fortune 500 Company
  • Top 40 lawyers under 40 two consecutive years by The National Black Lawyers Association
  • 2015 Michigan Top Lawyer

CIVIC, CULTURAL , SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

  • Board Member- Metro Detroit Head Start
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
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