Jana K. Jones is a Charlotte-area native who attended East Mecklenburg High School. After high school, Ms. Jones studied sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). While enrolled at the UNC-CH, she was a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.
In addition, Ms. Jones mentored “at risk” students in multiple programs including Carrboro, North Carolina’s Teens Climb High and Durham, North Carolina’s Standards Based Solutions. Ms. Jones also participated in a UNC-CH’s MANO Program that provided English as a second language and mentoring services to immigrant women.
As an undergraduate student, she received UNC-CH’s Academic Achievement Award as well as The National Dean’s List Multiple Year award. Ms. Jones graduated from UNC-CH on the UNC-CH’s Dean’s List and a member of their Sociological Honor Society.
Ms. Jones’s interest in sociology followed her into her law school years. It was in law school that she was able to focus her social interest in a legal arena. While at North Carolina Central University’s School of Law (NCCU) she worked for the Center for Child and Family Health (CCFH) in Durham, North Carolina. There she wrote grants and created evidentiary memoranda for CCFH staff to use as it pertained to the medical diagnosis exception to the hearsay rule and to a doctor’s ability to testify as to the credibility of child sexual abuse victims.
Her work at CCFH also allowed her to participate in Durham’s Domestic Violence Response Team and Sexual Assault Response Team. As a member of these teams, Ms. Jones worked with the Durham Police Department, Duke and Durham Regional SANE nurses, and others with the goal of addressing and decreasing sexual assault and domestic violence in Durham, North Carolina
While a student at NCCU Law, Ms. Jones was trained as a Certified Mediator by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission. After her certification, she mediated cases in Wake County, North Carolina. Ms. Jones also participated in the Innocence Project. The Innocence Project is dedicated to exonerating wrongly convicted people through DNA testing. For her work in public service, Ms. Jones was awarded the North Carolina Bar Association’s Certificate of Achievement for Public Service.
In addition to her work on the Innocence Project, Wake County Mediation and CCFH, Ms. Jones had multiple prestigious internships including: Mecklenburg County’s Public Defender’s Office, Tin, Fulton, Walker and Owen PLLC, and a clerkship with the Honorable Rebecca T. Tin.
Ms. Jones is a member of The North Carolina State Bar, The Mecklenburg County Bar Association, The North Carolina Bar Association, The John S. Leary Bar Association, The North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, The National Association of Professional Women and Cambridge’s Who’s Who Registry among Executive and Professional Women. Ms. Jones is barred in the state of North Carolina as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.
Ms. Jones has been in private practice in the greater Charlotte area for over eight (8) years
Ms. Jones works hard for her clients and looks forward to working hard for you!