E. Stewart Jones '66

E. Stewart Jones '66

​E. Stewart Jones, Jr. graduated from Williams College in 1963 and Albany Law School in 1966 when he joined his family's firm. Since then he has earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for the rights of those who have been injured by others, as well as those who have been​ accused of significant crimes.

His success has earned him the distinction of being the only New York State lawyer outside of New York City to be elected to the four most exclusive national organizations honoring outstanding trial lawyers: the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Inner Circle of Advocates, the International Society of Barristers and the America​n College of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Jones is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. His election as a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys reflects the recognition by his peers of his extensive experience and success in the evaluation, negotiation and trial of lawsuits involving the negligence of professionals such as doctors, hospital personnel and other health-care ​professionals. Mr. Jones has also been honored by his election as a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. He is one of very few lawyers in the U.S. who is Board Certified as both a Civil Trial Advocate and a Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (1986-02).

He has been involved in many major civil and criminal cases, and has obtained numerous million-dollar verdicts on behalf of his clients and countless million-dollar settlements. At one time or another, he has held the verdict record for a number of counties in Upstate New York.

Mr. Jones has authored numerous articles and chapters in a broad variety of trial advocacy books and has lectured extensively throughout New York State in all facets of personal injury lawsuits. He appeared in the first edition of The Best Lawyers in America, published in 1983, and has appeared in every edition since in three separate categories: personal injury litigation, criminal defense and malpractice.