GTLA Has Got New Leader

May 7, 2014 15:41 pm

by Stefan · 1 comment

and it’s Linley Jones! The Presidency of GTLA is a tough one because you have to take so much time away from your own practice of law to devote to the organization. She deserves kudos for stepping up

Here’s the full press release:

Atlanta, GA – Attorney Linley Jones has been elected to serve as the 59th President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) at the Association’s Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA. Jones, who previously served as GTLA President-Elect, was unanimously elected by the members of GTLA.

 

“It is a true honor to be elected by my peers to lead this prestigious organization,” remarked President Linley Jones. “I have spent my entire career representing deserving individuals who have gone through difficult, life-changing situations and no group stands for the rights of injured Georgians like the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. I am looking forward to working alongside our leadership, staff and general membership as we continue our efforts to keep the courthouse door open to all of our state’s citizens.”

 

Jones, who is an Alumna of Emory University and the Georgia State University College of Law, is the Founding Partner of Linley Jones, PC in Atlanta. Her law practice is focused on legal malpractice, and she was the first woman in the United States to be board-certified in legal malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, the ABA’s certifying body. She also handles wrongful death and personal injury cases, with a particular focus on brain and spinal cord injuries. In addition, Jones has served as a Senior Legal Analyst for CNN Headline News.

 

Linley is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, is a Co-Founder of the Atlanta Trial Lawyers Society and is a member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta and the American Association for Justice. She has been named one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in Georgia by Atlanta Magazine for five consecutive years.

 

“Now more than ever, our state’s Civil Justice System is in need of a strong, united defense against the near-constant attempts to prevent Georgians from having their day in court,” concluded Jones. “The Right to Trial by Jury that our Founding Fathers enshrined in the Constitution has become a political target, and I am eager to work with GTLA’s 2,000 members to ensure that this right is safeguarded and protected.”

Note: The author of this post is a member of GTLA.

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Mark Rountree May 7, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Proud of Linley. She will do a great job.

I’ve known her since 1986 when she was at Emory. Great lawyer, great leader.