Mark P. Jones, Esq.
Location:832 1st Avenue, Columbus, Georgia 31901
Who is Mark Jones
Mark Jones is an attorney who practices in Columbus, Georgia and its surrounding areas, including Phenix City and Opelika, Alabama.
Since Mark was 10 years old, he wanted to be a lawyer. Mark Jones grew up in Texas and attended Texas Christian University where he graduated magna cum laude. Mark then attended THE University of Georgia School of Law. At UGA law, Mark’s legal articles were published twice. He also completed the prosecutorial clinic.
Mark believes in fighting for his clients and that representing a client is a great honor that requires. Representing someone else means treating the client how Mark would want to be treated. This includes returning phone calls promptly and making sure the client comes out on top in any settlement or resolution.
For the last ten years, Mark’s focus has been on providing exceptional representation to the Columbus, Georgia are. Mark primarily represents injured people and those accused of crimes.
Mark regularly represents military clients and their loved ones. Some of the most outstanding achievements of Mark’s legal career have involved representing soldiers accused of crimes, successfully preserving their careers.
Mark is married to Keosha Jones
Some of Mark’s significant legal achievements include:
Significant Personal Injury Cases:
Largest Verdict in Columbus, Georgia History in Auto Accident Case:
Mark was an instrumental part of a legal dream team that attained a $7,000,000.00 verdict in an auto accident case in Columbus, Georgia in 2016. As far as Mark knows, this is the largest jury verdict ever rendered in Columbus, Georgia in an auto wreck case. In this case, Mark represented a client who came to him after the client’s prior attorney fired her when the client refused to accept a $120,000.00 settlement offer. Mark knew the case was worth more. Mark immediately began prosecuting the case on behalf of the client. Taking depositions of both fact witness and medical witnesses. Mark also began assembling a legal dream team to prosecute the client’s case fully.
The insurance company lawyers told Mark that the case was worth only $200,000.00. After a court hearing in the case, Mark Jones looked the insurance company lawyer in the eyes and told the insurance company lawyer what the client’s demand was and told the lawyer the client would not accept less. Mark told the lawyer that if the demand was not met, Mark and his team would try the case to a jury and ask for significantly more than the demand, which is exactly what happened, just as Mark predicted.
Mark then associated experienced co-counsel, and, as part of the client’s new dream team, tried the case to a jury in Columbus, Georgia, receiving a $7,000,000.00 verdict. The case ultimately settled for a confidential sum well in excess of what the insurance company offered and what Mark and his client originally demanded.
$300,000.00 Recovery (Policy Limits)
Mark recovered $300,000.00 for a very pleasant client who underwent a back surgery when she was rear-ended. The client had pre-existing degenerative conditions. The client chose Mark’s firm because she wanted a local firm instead of a big TV law firm with thousands of clients.
Mark was able to advise the client, get the client the appropriate medical treatment, and file a lawsuit, which resulted in an immediate tender of all liability limits. Mark then pursued the client’s underinsured motorist insurance and defended the claim against the insurance company’s claim of a coverage exclusion, showing that the coverage exclusion was contrary to Georgia and Alabama law where the client resided. The underinsured motorist carrier immediately tendered it’s limits in response to a time-limited demand.
Mark then defended the client’s settlement from a claim for reimbursement from the client’s disability insurer. The insurer claiming part of the client’s settlement ultimately dismissed the claim for reimbursement completely after Mark showed that the claim was illegal under Georgia law.
During the representation, a friendship and mutual respect developed. Mark still regularly meets with and talks to the client, the client’s spouse, and the client’s dog, Peanut.