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Get To Know The Attorney

 

B.A., University of Louisville, Critical Legal Studies, cum laude 2004 | M.A., University of Louisville, Pan-African Studies, Dean's Citation 2006 | J.D., Georgetown Law Center, 2009 | In progress, Ph.D., all but dissertation University of Louisville, Urban and Public Affairs, policy and administration concentration

Elizabeth Jones Esq.

Compassionate, ambitious and fiery are a few of the adjectives we’d use to describe this Louisville native attorney. Liz, short version of Elizabeth, has been kicking her way through the justice system fighting for victims of inequality. From being a public defender in New Orleans, the incarceration capital of the industrialized world, to working on the policy side of the law at the International Trade Commission, United States Institute of Peace, and Center for Children’s Law and Policy; Ms. Jones’ legal background is as eclectic and varied as her interests and hobbies.

When she’s not working, she’s probably dancing, or watching sports- Go Cards! Her musical loves include everything from Frankie Beverly and Maze to Fleetwood Mac, from Parliament to Outkast, from Boosie to Beethoven. She also teaches classes on Race, Ethnicity, & the Law as an Endowed Chair in the Pan African Studies Department at the University of Louisville all the while, pioneering a virtual law firm and spreading cultural awareness in the community through her activism. A hipster at heart, Ms. Jones delights in the simple things: plants (lots of them, her motto is you can never have too many), biking, burying her nose in a good book, and her beloved dog Ms. Aurora, aka the Sleeping Beauty.

This around the way girl will be the first to admit that she has (and I quote) “always been so strange.” You’ll find this rebel going green by riding the TARC armed with one of her many canvas bags. Ms. Jones’ love for constantly challenging the status quo and building people power has found its way into her current law practice. Liz relishes in assisting people in achieving their vision for economic empowerment and social justice through forming cooperatives, nonprofits, social enterprises, and startups.

Ms. Elizabeth Jones was named one of 20 People to Know in the Law in 2015 by Louisville Business First

Publication

"Looking Back to Move Forward: An Intersectional Analysis of Harris v. McRae" Georgetown J. of Modern Critical Race Perspectives Vol. 1, No 1 (2010).


Previous Talks, Panels, & Projects:

Conference Presentation, "Mass Incarceration and the Curtailment of Urban Citizenship" Urban Affairs Association 2015

Academic talk, "The Civil Rights Struggle in the Era of Colorblindness" University of Kentucky Law, March 6, 2013.

Moderator, "Youth and Justice in America: A Conversation about the School-to-Prison Pipeline" hosted by Teach for America D.C. region Alumni Affairs, May 2013. 

Panelist, "WomenSpeak: 45 Years after Louisville's Political Uprising," at the Yearlings Club, May 2013.

 

Elite Athletics

What They Do:

Provide professional Athletic Development, Sports performance training, Social consciousness and life skills. They deliver programs designed to maximize consistency, sustainability and inspiration. The programs are based on scientific rational and delivered in focused innovative and results based environments. The owner Coach Clay has been in the fitness and coaching market for 14 years with 11 being in the United States Army as an enlisted and Army Officer. His leadership comes with a great passion for pushing individuals past their limits to achieve success.

Results:

"Elizabeth Jones Esq. was able to sit me down and guide me through all the nuances of starting a small business the right way. At first sight I was doing a lot of things just by doing google research but that in itself was time consuming because there is so much information out there that can be overwhelming. Elizabeth sat me down set a schedule of due dates for me to respond back with things on the to do list dictated from business name, state registration and even logo. She was very instrumental in introducing me to community leaders to assist in my progression as well. Overall her services are the reason I am going strong to date."

-Forest Clay, Elite Athletics

C&R Beauty Bar

What They Do:

Offers services to those with all types of curly hair.  They also offer other in demand services such as keratin treatments, extensions, custom wigs and natural and loc services.  Another specialty area is offering all types of hair education classes to the general public such as Natural 101, Dad classes (for dad's who are charged with fixing their daughters hair) and classes for people who have children who's hair is unlike their own.  On the professional side, we offer business building and hands on styling classes for other cosmetology professionals.

Results:

"Elizabeth was not only very precise and clear and giving my partner and I accurate information in completing our LLC documents, but she gave us a wealth of invaluable information as start up, small business owners. She turned us on to so many resources in our community that generally remained untapped."

-Chenica Racine, C&R Beauty Bar

 

Mrs. Brook Blair 

 

RESULTS:

"Elizabeth Jones was very professional and efficient while representing us.  She helped the procedure go very smoothly, and made us feel confident that she is well-versed in the law. From your first conversation with Elizabeth, you immediately become aware of her integrity and commitment, and moreover, the passion she exudes for her work. Any concern I raised was immediately addressed. Phone calls were answered in a timely manner. Information I requested about the process was promptly forwarded.   We would highly recommend Ms. Jones as a representative of your legal needs. " 

Sit, Stay, & Play! Doggie Daycare

WHAT THEY DO:

Sit, Stay, & Play offers a free-range dog daycare with three rooms to separate dogs of different size and disposition.  The daycare service focuses on socializing dogs and training them to have good manners, which means  that dogs are taken outside to potty frequently, walked, played with and routinely trained not to jump, excessively bark, play too roughly, walk nicely on a leash, and "sit, stay, break" before going in and out.  

RESULTS:

"I highly recommend Elizabeth at E. Jones Law & Policy for a start-up business or for a business expanding from start-up to their next level. Flexible schedule, competitive rate, great communication skills (good at breaking down lawyer lingo!) and very easy to talk to. Elizabeth brought in her connections to help with a field that was unfamiliar with and helped my valuate my business.
I have been planning on expanding my business for about two years now and she was there for me 100% of the time. She even stuck by my side and gave me advice after my plans fell through on a previous transaction and was fair with her pricing in doing so.
My pet peeve is paying someone for work that does not stick to their own timeline; she always had what I needed finished when she said it would be. She even recommended me to an acquaintance when she knew that she would not have the time to devote to my real estate transaction...she even introduced us and took time out of her busy schedule to get everyone on the same page.
...oh and she fixes a great cup of coffee

-Marylee Kuchta
CEO, Kuchta Enterprises, LLC

 

Samuel Plato Academy

WHAT THEY DO:

Samuel Plato Academy opened it’s doors on September 21, 2015.  Fifteen students in pursuit of a new career in preservation and rehabilitation of historic structures.  The classes include workshop safety, CPR certification, mathematics, architectural design, wood working and how to operate industrial tools. We are located in the Russell neighborhood in “Building C” of the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage 1701 Muhammad Ali Blvd. Louisville, KY 40203

RESULTS:

"The service and communication I received from Elizabeth Jones Law firm was excellent.  She kept me updated with emails and telephone conversation.  I'm looking forward to sending more clients her way, whenever possible.  It was a pleasure doing business with her."
 

-Carol V. Ralph
Samuel Plato Academy

 

Greedy Lion Clothing

 

RESULTS:

"Recently, I contacted Ms. Elizabeth Jones regarding a business legal matter and the services I received from her and her office has been highly professional and competent.  I would recommend E. Jones Law & Policy to any person seeking legal counsel.  Throughout my legal process Ms. Jones provided consistent communication about the status of my legal proceedings which relieved a great deal of concern about the outcome of my legal situation.  Please contact E. Jones Law & Policy for your legal matters it's worth your time."
 

-Keidrick Henton
HBW Ventures LLC, DBA
Greedy Lion Clothing