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May 1, 2024

Rian W. Jones, Esq.

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Rian W. Jones, Esq., joined JAMS following a 39-year legal career as a trial attorney and is available as a mediator, arbitrator, neutral evaluator, judge pro tem, referee and special master. Mr. Jones began his legal career representing developers and contractors in construction defect litigation. He then spent 12 years as a director and trial counsel for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, where he represented a variety of clients in cases involving premises liability and personal injury, including catastrophic injuries and wrongful death claims, commercial and individual motor vehicle accidents, and real estate agents and brokers in professional negligence claims. He was a partner in a national law firm litigating cases involving commercial claims, breach of contract, toxic torts and multiple chemical sensitivity. During this time, he was part of the team selected by the lead insurance company to manage nationwide litigation for the manufacturer of a dietary supplement.

The last 15 years of Mr. Jones’ career as an attorney was dedicated to representing common interest developments and homeowners associations in a variety of cases, including defending corporate directors in breach of fiduciary duty claims; handling breach of CC&R litigation; enforcing covenants and restrictions against developers and golf course owners; land use cases, including easements and encroachments; and tort claims involving mold exposure, Legionnaires’ disease and other personal injuries. He has been lead counsel and/or involved in several appeals resulting in precedent-setting, published opinions.

While skilled as a trial attorney, Mr. Jones was able to settle many cases before trial and post-trial by working with neutrals and mediators to forge a consensus among the litigating parties. 619-237-0805


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