J. Randall Jones

Founding Partner

Randall Jones’s practice embraces many aspects of civil litigation. Named Trial Lawyer of the Year in 1998 by the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Jones has tried more than forty jury trials to verdict in both state and federal court, including In re: Kitec Fitting Litigation, the largest class action case ever tried in Nevada, resulting in verdicts and settlements of nearly $300 million for 32,000 Nevada homeowners. He is admitted in, and has appeared before and argued cases in, the Nevada Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Jones’s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation as well as mass tort, Multi‑District Litigation and class action claims – In re: MGM Fire Litigation, Breast Implants, Fen‑Phen Diet Drug, and Humana v. Forsyth, which resulted in a significant United States Supreme Court decision – in addition to a wide range of administrative law matters such as land use and zoning claims, insurance coverage/bad faith claims, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death actions.

Mr. Jones’s skills as a civil trial lawyer have been recognized on a local and national level. Mr. Jones was named in Las Vegas Magazine’s “Top Lawyers, Las Vegas’ best attorneys as chosen by their peers,” and in Nevada Woman’s “Best Lawyers.” He is an inductee of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor reserved for the top one percent of Trial Lawyers in the United States, and has been recognized for his advocacy skills by another prestigious trial organization, the American Board of Trial Attorneys. He is also past President of the Las Vegas Chapter of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms, an elite group of boutique law firms in the United States and abroad. He is listed in Super Lawyers and in the Business Litigation Section of The Best Lawyers in America, and was named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. Chambers USA considers him “among the top litigators in the state.” The American Trial Lawyers Association has also recognized Mr. Jones as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Nevada, and Nevada Business Magazine counts him among the state’s Legal Elite. Mr. Jones has been appointed as a Civil Arbitrator & Mediator for the American Arbitration Association, and has served on its Construction Advisory Committee and was a long‑standing Panel Member of the Nevada Medical/Legal Screening Panel. He has been a contributing author of the American Bar Association’s Survey of State Class Action Law for more than a decade.

Mr. Jones is also committed to serving the legal profession and the public. He is a Trustee of his Alma Mater, California Western School of Law and was a founding Board member of the Thomas and Mack Legal Clinic at the Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas. He was named a Colleague of the Nevada Law Foundation, created by the Nevada Bar to provide legal services to the poor. And he has been a Board member of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a nonprofit, public interest law firm serving low‑income residents of Clark County, Nevada, since 1995. A Las Vegas native, Mr. Jones earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1978 and graduated from California Western School of Law in 1981. He was conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by his alma matter in 2012.

Education:

  • California Western School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • University of Nevada, B.A., 1978

Bar and Court Admission:

  • Nevada, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Activities:

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Board Member
  • Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic, Advisory Board Member
  • California Western School of Law, Trustee
  • Co-author: Survey of State Class Action Law, Nevada published annually by the American Bar Association

Professional Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Nevada, 1998
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Attorneys
  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms
  • Conferred Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by California Western School of Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Chambers USA, American’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Nevada Business Magazine’s Legal Elite