“If you wouldn’t remove your kid’s tonsils on your kitchen table, why would you do your own legal work? It’s that serious.” Joshua Jones
Lately it seems like “do it yourself” legal websites have inundated the airwaves and world wide web. They claim to let you download all the forms you’ll ever need to get a divorce, write a will, or start a business. What they really offer is a big mess and no one for you to turn to when it all gets confusing. These large media companies have taken the counselor out of the legal industry.
I’m here to keep legal representation personal. I want to help you better understand how the law impacts your business and family and to be available when you need me. My rates are reasonable, my environment casual, and I will never pass judgement on your circumstances, as we’re all unique, and we all have a hard time now and then.
If you haven’t found an answer to your questions here, call me or email me. I’m glad to help. Thanks for visiting my site!
Joshua Aaron Jones graduated from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor in Music Education, cum laude. He attended the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) where he earned both a Juris Doctor and a Master of Education Law. While at FPLC, he served as a teaching assistant for the first year legal writing and research program and later for Administrative Process: Education & Government. He also served as a research assistant to Professor Sarah Redfield.
After five years representing parents and students in school matters and litigating mass tort, personal injury, insurance, employment, and business cases at Pensacola, Florida law firm, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, Mr. Jones was selected as the Downey Brand Fellow for Public Service and Leadership at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. While working at McGeorge, he worked in the Education Pipeline Initiative, running a mentor program between law students and children from grades 4-12, and he taught Street Law at Sacramento Charter High School. At McGeorge, Mr. Jones earned a Master of Laws in Government and Public Policy with an emphasis in education law.
Mr. Jones handles a variety of cases, including student rights, such as special education, anti-bullying, and student discipline, business formations and management, non-profit formation and management, trademark and copyright services, and family law issues. However, he is equipped to handle all of your family law and business law needs. Mr. Jones follows a practice philosophy that employs proactive lawyering techniques to anticipate and avoid problems, through practical policy and contract development, and he uses collaborative law methods to resolve disputes.
Mr. Jones is licensed to practice law in both Florida and California, and he works and lives in the community of families and businesses that he represents, Pensacola, Florida.
Admitted to the following courts:
All Florida state courts
All California state courts
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida
Florida Bar Association
California Bar Association
Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association
Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
West Florida Collaborative Law
Joshua Jones, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: A Double-Edged Sword for the Protection of Students with Gender Identity Disorder, 25:2 Wisc. J. of Law Gender & Soc. 353 (2010).
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Under 40 – 2015 and 2016
Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2014, 2015, and 2016
National Association of Distinguished Counsel – 2015
National Honor Roll of Outstanding American Teachers – 2005