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John “Jay” Jones

John A. “Jay” Jones

Special Counsel

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John A. “Jay” Jones believes civil litigation should be just that: civil. His demeanor and sense of humor are appreciated by both opposing counsel and juries, making him an effective advocate for his clients. Jay’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, professional liability defense, insurance defense, construction and personal injury litigation. He is admitted to all state and federal courts in South Carolina. In addition to his civil litigation practice, Jay is also a certified mediator.

Born in Ohio and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jay received his undergraduate degree in from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A.) where he majored in Journalism and was a member of the university’s football and rugby teams. Jay earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law cum laude, where he was President of the Honor Council, Vice-President of the Moot Court Board, member of the Psychology, Public Policy and Law Journal, Chair of Dean’s Cup, as well as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Alpha Epsilon Lambda honor societies. Additionally, he was the recipient of the Thomas Ewald Memorial Scholarship Award, the highest award for excellence in Litigation Skills.

When not in the office or a court room, Jay stays busy cheering on his children’s sports teams, as well as the Tar Heels and the Blues of Chelsea Football Club. He enjoys boating and going to the beach with his family, and playing tennis, soccer, and golf.





Practice areas

Alternative dispute resolution
Civil litigation
Medical malpractice defense
Professional malpractice defense
Products liability
Construction law
Appellate practice
Restaurant and hospitality law

Professional memberships

International Association of Defense Counsel
South Carolina Defense Trial
Attorney’s Association
Defense Research Institute
Charleston County Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
American Bar Association


Bachelor of Arts
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Juris Doctorate
cum laude
University of Miami School of Law

Court admissions

All South Carolina Courts
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

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