Walter M. Jones, III - Attorney at Law

Walter Jones is the Managing Shareholder of the Firm and practices primarily in the area of civil litigation defense.

He has served as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and frequently lectures within the insurance industry on defense topics, generally in the areas of coverage, bad faith, claims management and catastrophic damage control. Mr. Jones has served as an expert witness on insurance extra-contractual claims, has served as lead counsel on insurance related class actions, and has consulted on regional and national class actions. With a background in computer science, he has been very active in current issues regarding document retrieval and storage, electronic discovery, and relational database management.

Mr. Jones has been very active in community organizations, serving in various offices and positions on behalf of the American Red Cross, the United Way, The American Cancer Society, and a multitude of humane societies. For many years he chaired the West Virginia Public Defenders Corporation, Berkeley County. His dedication to community affairs has lead to involvement in dozens of fundraising and membership drives.

His experience includes service as an attorney assigned to the U.S. Legal Services Agency, Department of the Army, from 1980-1984, where he developed extensive trial experience and managed medical malpractice defense. As an individually requested legal defense counsel, Mr. Jones handled 209 trials before court members, primarily involving serious felonies, conspiracies, or actions under foreign S.O.F.A. jurisdiction. After his assignment to the Pentagon, Mr. Jones served as a legal advisor to a major medical center, where he provided risk management counsel and evaluated and settled medical malpractice claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

He is active in the International Association of Defense Counsel, American Bar Association standing committees, Defense Research Institute, Commercial Law League of America and practice-related institutes, bars and associations.

Mr. Jones is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Military Appeals and Army Court of Military Review; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; the District of Columbia Court of Appeals; and all West Virginia, state and federal courts.

PROFILE

Location: Martinsburg
Admitted: West Virginia 1980; District of Columbia 1987
Joined Firm: 1985
Tel:  304.262.3210
Fax: 304.267.0731
Hometown: Galax, Virginia
Education:

Hampton-Sydney College (B.A. Cum Laude Political Science and Foreign Affairs with emphasis on Computer Science 1976); West Virginia University College of Law (J.D. 1980)

E-mail: [email protected]

 

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