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The Jones Law Group PLLC
Lynda Jones

343 Harrison Street
Nashville TN 37219
(615) 983-4500

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The Jones Law Group PLLC


Anytime you seek legal representation it is an anxious time. At The Jones Law Group, we are here to alleviate as much of your stress as possible by providing you with experience, personal attention, prompt responses, an open availability policy and an attorney you can lean on with confidence.

Our focus is on our clients. We are sincerely committed to providing each and every person we represent with compassion, respect and empathy, working hard to ensure they each receive the best possible outcome for their case.

Each attorney associated with The Jones Law Firm is highly experienced, well-educated and successful within their field of practice. And each is fully dedicated to their clients and their profession.

Please Call: 615-983-4500

About Lynda F. Jones
Lynda F. Jones, Principal of
The Jones Law Group, is a rare gem in the field of powerhouse litigators, whose focus and dedication to her clients is unsurpassed. Ms. Jones has been practicing law for 17 years in both state and federal courts. She is admitted to practice in Federal District court for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee. She has held a certification as a consumer bankruptcy specialist for 9 years, and has litigated over 400 contested matters. Ms. Jones continues to expand her practice while also devoting many hours to community service.

Education:

Doctor of Jurisprudence, Memphis State University School of Law in 1989

          • Received American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Advocacy
            Shelby county Juvenile Court Clinic Attorney Spring 1989

Bachelor of Science in Communications, Cum Laude – University of Tennessee, at Knoxville in 1986

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Awards / Ratingslynda f jones:

  • Lynda Jones currently holds a BV®rating (High to Very High Legal Ability and Very High General Ethical Standards Ratings) with Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings™.
  •  2009 Best of the Bar Award from Nashville Business Journal
  • June of 2006 by CABLE, a woman’s networking organization, Awarded Ms. Jones for efforts in promoting other women.

Passions:

  • Legal Education – Ms. Jones is passionate about the law. Last year alone she took over 40 hours of continuing legal education.
  • Protecting the Elderly and the Marginalized Disabled - Ms. Jones spearheaded a change in state exemption laws in Tennessee to protect the elderly and disabled. Eventually the Homestead exemption was increased, which prevents hospitals and creditors from taking the homes of the elderly and disabled due to medical bills.
  • Women’s Rights - Lynda donated her lobbying skills on behalf of the Women’s Political Caucus to assist in passing a law protecting victims of domestic abuse from discrimination by insurance companies.
  • Since Lynda is a mother, she believes in a balanced work / home life. She associates attorneys, who have outside interests and who understand the demands of life and business her clients are facing.

Please Call: 615-983-4500

Other Attorneys:
The Jones Law Group associates a Nashville-area attorney who practices in the areas of commercial litigation, trademark, copyright, entertainment, and internet law. This attorney has more than a decade of experience representing recording artists, songwriters, major and independent record companies, music publishers, book publishers, healthcare companies, and other corporate and individual clients in various matters, including copyright and trademark infringement and ownership disputes, unfair competition, Consumer Protection Act, right of publicity, right to privacy, royalty disputes, and contract actions, among others.

Her broad range of experience includes:

  • All facets of civil litigation through appeal in the state and federal courts;
  • The prosecution and defense of trademark applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;
  • Representation of minor performers and those who contract with them under the Tennessee Protection of Minor Performers Act;
  • Representation of clients in the publishing industries with respect to potential defamation, copyright, and trademark issues in literary works;
  • Negotiation and preparation of trademark, copyright, entertainment, internet, and media contracts and licenses; and
  • Representation of clients with respect to domain-name disputes and cybersquatting issues, including claims in federal court under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and through ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

Please Call: 615-983-4500

About Lynda F. Jones

Lynda F. JonesAbout Lynda F. Jones
Lynda F. Jones, Principal of
The Jones Law Group, is a rare gem in the field of powerhouse litigators, whose focus and dedication to her clients is unsurpassed. Ms. Jones has been practicing law for 17 years in both state and federal courts. She is admitted to practice in Federal District court for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee. She has held a certification as a consumer bankruptcy specialist for 9 years, and has litigated over 400 contested matters. Ms. Jones continues to expand her practice while also devoting many hours to community service.

Education:

Doctor of Jurisprudence, Memphis State University School of Law in 1989

          • Received American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Advocacy
            Shelby county Juvenile Court Clinic Attorney Spring 1989

Bachelor of Science in Communications, Cum Laude – University of Tennessee, at Knoxville in 1986

Affiliations / Boards:

Awards / Ratingslynda f jones:

  • Lynda Jones currently holds a BV®rating (High to Very High Legal Ability and Very High General Ethical Standards Ratings) with Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings™.

  •  2009 Best of the Bar Award from Nashville Business Journal

  • June of 2006 by CABLE, a woman’s networking organization, Awarded Ms. Jones for efforts in promoting other women.

Passions:

  • Legal Education – Ms. Jones is passionate about the law. Last year alone she took over 40 hours of continuing legal education.

  • Protecting the Elderly and the Marginalized Disabled - Ms. Jones spearheaded a change in state exemption laws in Tennessee to protect the elderly and disabled. Eventually the Homestead exemption was increased, which prevents hospitals and creditors from taking the homes of the elderly and disabled due to medical bills.

  • Women’s Rights - Lynda donated her lobbying skills on behalf of the Women’s Political Caucus to assist in passing a law protecting victims of domestic abuse from discrimination by insurance companies.

  • Since Lynda is a mother, she believes in a balanced work / home life. She associates attorneys, who have outside interests and who understand the demands of life and business her clients are facing.

Other Attorneys:
The Jones Law Group associates a Nashville-area attorney who practices in the areas of commercial litigation, trademark, copyright, entertainment, and internet law. This attorney has more than a decade of experience representing recording artists, songwriters, major and independent record companies, music publishers, book publishers, healthcare companies, and other corporate and individual clients in various matters, including copyright and trademark infringement and ownership disputes, unfair competition, Consumer Protection Act, right of publicity, right to privacy, royalty disputes, and contract actions, among others.

Her broad range of experience includes:

  • All facets of civil litigation through appeal in the state and federal courts;

  • The prosecution and defense of trademark applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;

  • Representation of minor performers and those who contract with them under the Tennessee Protection of Minor Performers Act;
  • Representation of clients in the publishing industries with respect to potential defamation, copyright, and trademark issues in literary works;

  • Negotiation and preparation of trademark, copyright, entertainment, internet, and media contracts and licenses; and

  • Representation of clients with respect to domain-name disputes and cybersquatting issues, including claims in federal court under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and through ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

Practice Areas

The Jones Law Group Practice Areas

Lynda F. Jones, Managing Partner of the Jones Law Group, is an experienced litigator who has tried over 400 cases in Federal, Bankruptcy, and State Courts. The firm practices in the following areas of law:

Business Law
  • Business Disputes
  • Contract Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Collection of Unpaid Debts
  • Landlord Tenant Disputes
  • Residential Leases
  • Ongoing Consultation
  • Representation in Mediation and Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property, Copyright

  

Bankruptcy

  • Reorganization
  • Workouts (Negotiating with large creditors to avoid bankruptcy)
  • Forbearance Agreements

Criminal Defense

 

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Contact Lynda F. Jones at (615) 983-4500 for a free consultation.




Criminal Defense

If you've been indicted for an alleged crime, you need legal representation by an experienced and trained attorney.

  • Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI
  • Drug Possession
  • Tresspass
  • White collar crime
  • Counterfeiting/forgery
  • Embezzlement; fraud
  • Theft or property crime
  • Juvenile crime
  • Child abuse crime
  • Violent crime
  • Drug crime

Too often people are wrongly accused of a crime or charged with the wrong offense. We use a private investigator when necessary to uncover the facts. The more information we have, the better equipped we are to defend you.

Remember, the criminal code in every state is unique and difficult to interpret. That is why it is imperative to seek the advice of a criminal lawyer to handle your case. Contact Lynda F. Jones of Jones Law Group at (615) 983-4500 for a free consultation.

Ask the Jones Law Group

Q: What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

A: A Felony is a serious crime for which the sentence is a prison term of greater than one year. Felonies include rape, murder, burglary, and kidnapping. Sentences under a felony offense are served in state prisons.

Misdemeanors are crimes in which the sentence imposed is less than one year. Misdemeanors are less serious than Felonies and are punishable by fines, and or time in a county or city jail rather than state prison. Misdemeanors include public intoxication, some DUI offenses, traffic violations, disturbing the peace, simple assault and battery and petty theft.





DUI/DWI

The DUI laws in Tennessee require that the government proves beyond a reasonable doubt that you were operating a motor vehicle on a public road, parking lot, or any other area frequented by the public while you were under the influence of alcohol (blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or greater) or drugs (illegal or prescription). Because these laws are complex with many subtle intricacies, you want an experienced lawyer who knows these laws and knows how to fight them. The penalties for a DUI can be stiff, ranging from jail time to probation; you need an attorney who knows the courts.

In the last 25 DUI cases handled, 19 were reduced to reckless driving and 1 was dropped entirely.

DUI FAQs:

1. What is the alcohol limit here in Tennessee?

If your blood alcohol limit is more than .08% or higher, you are defined as driving under the influence.

2. What happens if I refuse to blow?

Your license can be taken away for 1 year, if you refused to submit to blood, breath or urine test after being asked by an officer to do so.

3. Will my license get taken away immediately?

If this is your first offense you have the right to keep your license until the court date.

4. Will my license be suspended?

It can be and then you may apply for a restricted license that can be used for school and work.

5. Is a DUI a misdemeanor or a felony?

DUI is classified as a misdemeanor. Your 4th offense is classified as a class E felony.

6. Can you be convicted of a DUI while you’re on drugs?

Yes. You can be convicted for DUI operating a vehicle while on drugs, even if your Doctor has prescribed it.

7. Can I go to jail?

Yes. In Tennessee the maximum sentence is 11 months, 29 days with a minimum 48 hours in jail.

8. What if this is my second or third DUI offense?

The penalties for conviction of a second or third DUI increase dramatically. Your vehicle is subject to forfeiture and you face definite jail time.

9. How long does the state of Tennessee look back on your record for previous DUI offenses?

The state of Tennessee will review prior DUI convictions for the previous 7- 10 years when determining which number offense you are being charged with. Any additional offenses within a 7 - 10 year period will result in a multiple offense.

DUI is a serious offense. You need a proven lawyer who will fight to retain your driver’s license, your car, and keep you out of jail. Contact Lynda F. Jones of Jones Law Group at (615) 983-4500 for a free consultation.

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Violent & Drug Crimes

In today’s world, people are arrested on a daily basis for using, possessing, manufacturing and delivering drugs. Frequently a driver is pulled over and surprised to learn that his passenger has drugs. These charges can be a Felony or a Misdemeanor depending on the amount and type of substance. That’s why it’s important to consult with a lawyer that knows and understands local laws and can help you understand your rights and options.

Offenses that fall under this category can include:

  • Drug possession
  • Trafficking, distribution or delivery of drugs
  • Cultivation of marijuana

In addition, we represent clients who have been charged with violent behavior resulting from the effects of drug addictions.

If you have been arrested on drug charges, appearing without an attorney and representing yourself would not be advisable, as only an experienced and well-trained attorney can successfully handle the complexities involved in these types of cases.

The associated attorneys of the Jones Law Group are highly familiar with the current policies and procedures of local drug laws. We can offer you the advantage you need in handling your case. Contact Ms. Jones today at (615) 983-4500 for a free consultation.

Ask the Jones Law Group

Q: What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

A: A Felony is a serious crime for which the sentence is a prison term of greater than one year. Felonies include rape, murder, burglary, and kidnapping. Sentences under a felony offense are served in state prisons.

Misdemeanors are crimes in which the sentence imposed is less than one year. Misdemeanors are less serious than Felonies and are punishable by fines, and or time in a county or city jail rather than state prison. Misdemeanors include public intoxication, some DUI offenses, traffic violations, disturbing the peace, simple assault and battery and petty theft.





Sex Crimes

Sex offenses are crimes of a sexual nature. They vary in type, and penalties can range from misdemeanors to felonies. For example, distribution of obscene material is a misdemeanor, while rape is a felony sex offense. As experienced defense attorneys it is our job to ensure that the facts fit the charge. Many times, a client has been charged with a felony crime, but after we have investigated the case, we were able to get the charges reduced to a misdemeanor or dismissed.

Sex Offenses can include:

  • Child pornography
  • Child molestation
  • Rape or sexual assault
  • Aggravated sexual battery
  • Indecent exposure
  • Prostitution and solicitation

If you are charged with a felony sex offense, it is imperative that you contact an experienced attorney immediately. Only swift action can ensure you the best chance of a strong defense, since prosecutors and police are especially sensitive and focused on these cases.

If you have been charge with a victimless crimes such as prostitution, pandering, or illegal possession of pornography, the penalties can still be severe often resulting in jail or prison time. As an experienced lawyer who has tried over 400 cases in both District and Federal Courts, I know when to fight for my clients in trials and when to negotiate with the courts.

The Jones Law Group is very selective and only handles a limited number of cases. They devote their personal attention to every case. Ms Jones does not back down when your freedom is as stake. Contact Lynda F. Jones of Jones Law Group at (615) 983-4500 for a free consultation.

Ask the Jones Law Group

Q: What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

A: A Felony is a serious crime for which the sentence is a prison term of greater than one year. Felonies include rape, murder, burglary, and kidnapping. Sentences under a felony offense are served in state prisons.

Misdemeanors are crimes in which the sentence imposed is less than one year. Misdemeanors are less serious than Felonies and are punishable by fines, and or time in a county or city jail rather than state prison. Misdemeanors include public intoxication, some DUI offenses, traffic violations, disturbing the peace, simple assault and battery and petty theft.





White Collar Crime

White collar crimes are non-violent crimes committed by individuals or corporations that have cheating or dishonesty as their central element and can include:

  • Embezzlement
  • False advertising
  • Fraud
  • Counterfeiting

While in the past white collar crimes were rarely prosecuted because of the enormous expenditures it took to prepare and try these cases, today, due to public awareness of the huge social and economic cost of corruption in business and government, these cases have become a top priority for prosecutors and are more often than not going to court.

These business-related financial crimes are usually charged in federal court and penalties can include fines, jail time, restitution, forfeiture, supervised release, and home detention.

With our representation you can rely on smart advice that will help you understand and secure your legal rights and financial interest. There is much at stake, so the obvious answer if you’re charged with a white collar crime is to seek the legal help of an experienced attorney. Call Lynda F. Jones today at (615) 983-4500 for a free consultation.





Commercial Business and Contract Litigation

Disputes in business and commercial transactions do occur and sometimes litigation is unavoidable.  Business and commercial laws are complicated and require an attorney who is experienced in this area of law. Because contracts can be verbal and many written contracts leave areas open for dispute, you want to hire an attorney like Lynda Jones, who has a strong record of successfully representing clients in contract cases.

Ms. Jones is very selective and only handles a limited number of cases, devoting personal attention to every case, and hires experienced associates with large law firm backgrounds.  She knows what questions to ask and is an expert negotiator, who can handle cases in mediation, arbitration, or trial.       

This type of representation includes:

  • Contract disputes
  • Breach of contract allegations
  • Partnership agreement fraud
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Boundary disputes
  • Construction fraud
  • The sale, lease and distribution of goods
  • Secured transactions
  • Negotiable instruments
  • Debtor and creditor law
  • Formation and management of business entities
  • Personal injury defense

If you’re facing a lawsuit, you need an attorney with knowledge and experience coupled with strong litigation skills and the analytical ability to identify and achieve effective resolutions.  Contact Lynda F. Jones at (615) 983-4500 for a free consultation.





Bankruptcy

At Jones Law Group, we understand the stress that a poor economy can have on a business. Lynda F. Jones started her career 17 years ago in the bankruptcy field. She developed an expertise and certification in Consumer Bankruptcy. She also represented small businesses struggling through hard times including daycares, trucking companies, restaurants, and business professionals such as dentists and physicians.

Because bankruptcy is a complex area of law, it’s important to have an attorney who understands these intricacies, as well as the state and federal exemptions which may be available to you. These exemptions may allow you to keep your home, other property, retirement benefits, survivor’s benefits, and death and disability benefits.

In addition, it’s imperative to have an expert guide you on whether you need a bankruptcy. Bankruptcy can often be avoided with careful negotiations and workouts. Call Ms. Jones at (615) 983-4500 for a free consultation.

Criminal Defense

 

If you've been indicted for an alleged crime, you need legal representation by an experienced and trained attorney.

  • Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI
  • Drug Possession
  • Tresspass
  • White collar crime
  • Counterfeiting/forgery
  • Embezzlement; fraud
  • Theft or property crime
  • Juvenile crime
  • Child abuse crime
  • Violent crime
  • Drug crime

Too often people are wrongly accused of a crime or charged with the wrong offense. We use a private investigator when necessary to uncover the facts. The more information we have, the better equipped we are to defend you.

Remember, the criminal code in every state is unique and difficult to interpret. That is why it is imperative to seek the advice of a criminal lawyer to handle your case. Contact Lynda F. Jones of Jones Law Group at (615) 983-4500 for a free consultation.

Ask the Jones Law Group

Q: What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

A: A Felony is a serious crime for which the sentence is a prison term of greater than one year. Felonies include rape, murder, burglary, and kidnapping. Sentences under a felony offense are served in state prisons.

Misdemeanors are crimes in which the sentence imposed is less than one year. Misdemeanors are less serious than Felonies and are punishable by fines, and or time in a county or city jail rather than state prison. Misdemeanors include public intoxication, some DUI offenses, traffic violations, disturbing the peace, simple assault and battery and petty theft.


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