Divorce | Business Litigation
Criminal Defense | Insurance Law | Real Estate | Litigation
At Jones & Associates, PC
Attorneys at Law
Serving Cleveland, TN and Chattanooga, TN, as well as Polk County, McMinn County and Monroe County.
We defend our clients zealously and
go the extra mile.
Office (423) 790-0910
Kent Jones (423) 424-6208
Vance Griffith (423) 716-7171
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DIVORCE | BUSINESS LITIGATION | PERSONAL INJURY AUTO ACCIDENTS | CRIMINAL DEFENSE | INSURANCE LAW | GENERAL LITIGATION AND APPEALS 1441 Guthrie Drive, NW, Ste. 101 Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 790-0910 | (423) 424-6208 (Call (423) 424-6208 after 5:00 pm on weekdays and from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekends. DUE TO THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS, WE ARE OFFERING VIDEO CONFERENCING AND TELECONFERENCING Directly behind Burger King on 25th Street in the newly renovated Heritage Pointe office building
During the course of representing insurance companies and corporations for over 15 years as an INSIDE CONNECTION, Kent Jones has acquired considerable experience developing relationships with employees, management and human resources personnel at small businesses and major corporations. Advice was consistently given in the areas of workers’ compensation, general liability, EEOC, ADA, FMLA, risk analysis and governmental compliance. From 2013 to present, that legacy continues with respect to individuals who have been hurt, contemplate divorce, have been arrested or simply need the one-on-one service that only a boutique firm, such as Jones & Associates, PC can provide.Learn More
When Kent began his first position as a true associate for a regional insurance defense firm in 1999, he became involved in traditional litigation within a month after his first day on the job. As of present, he has worked on discovery, taken expert and witness depositions and tried hundreds of cases from start to finish with an excellent track record in the local court systems. Additionally, he has argued a number of appeals in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Panel and the Court of Appeals of Tennessee. We have a solid, proven method.Learn More
As previously discussed, the first 15 years of Kent's experience involved insurance defense. He understands how insurance companies and third party administrators think when it comes to arguments of their policies in trial court. On the flip side of the coin, Kent has handled cases involving insurance bad faith and insurance coverage for over 7 years. In 2014, Jones & Associates was accepted as one of the nation's top insurance law firms by AM Best.Learn More
We started doing criminal defense law in approximately 2015. Our first case involved representing the bonding companies on an alleged triple murder case, where the new District Attorneys' office changed the sentencing charge from life in prison without parol to the death penalty. Since that time, we have handled numerous cases in the areas of traffic citations, simple possession, misdemeanor and felony theft, assault and domestic abuse, stalking, dui, violent crimes, violation of probation, removal of outstanding warrants and other areas.Learn More
Our firm has a strong commitment to family law. We handle a number of divorce cases, ranging from Irreconcilable Divorces ("ID" or "No contest" Divorces) to Contested and Complex Divorces.Learn More
Through the course of our practice over the years, we have done considerable work in the area of real estate law. It started around 2000 when customers would need wills, trusts, powers of attorneys and assorted documents as a side item to why they were initially consulting with an attorney. In or around 2003, Kent represented the creditors in a $6 Million Chapter 11 bankruptcy and drafted many assorted deeds regarding the transfer of commercial property back to the creditors. Kent assisted a client in the sale of her multi-million dollar house, and he has accomplished miles of research to answer "Quiet Title" actions and ascertain heirs before formal, final documents were drafted. Ultimately, he designed the legal framework for incorporating individuals and handling the entire process surrounding the purchase of residential property for lease and investment.
During the 15 years when Kent's career was solely dedicated to insurance and/or corporate defense, there were occasions when he would handle a solid personal injury case, provided that there were no conflict with his then known clients. During and after 2012 to present, via Jones & Associates, he began representing more and more plaintiffs who had been hurt or injured in some way. It may be an automobile accident. It may be insurance coverage denials. It may be a fall in a store, yet the area of law has become a constant. In 2015, he wrote a book entitled, "Where Do I Begin? I just suffered a Personal Injury in the State of Tennessee?" It is simply a short and basic compilation of what you need to start out if you are in this particular position. We have re-created it as an e-book with updates online. So, if you would like a free copy, email us through this website and we will send you the e-book and updates via your email address.
Kent did workers' compensation defense for fifteen (15) years with a regional insurance defense firm prior to forming Jones & Associates, PC, Attorneys at Law. Presently, we have an assortment of employee's cases in Hamilton County and Knox County and are very familiar with navigating through the paperwork and loopholes of the administrative system.
"I am writing this letter to recommend Kent Jones for the position of Director, Legal Affairs within your educational institution. As a businessman with diverse interests, I have had the opportunity to avail myself of Mr. Jones' professional services. I have always found him to be very knowledgeable, resourceful and highly effective. Further, having known Kent personally for some twenty years, I feel comfortable in stating that I believe he is a most capable individual and that he would be a real asset to the University. He is well organized and a goal-oriented person with a knack for detail work that would be a benefit to any industry or institution with whom he is associated." (June 8, 2016)John W. Holden, Jr., Chairman, Pioneer / Mariner Group: Former Client
"I sat as a special judge in a case Mr. Jones tried. He did an excellent job representing his client. Very compassionate and prepared." (April 30, 2016)Andrew B. Morgan, Esq., Special Judge. Bankruptcy and Debt Attorney.: Special Judge
"Mr. Jones was more than fair. I would recommend Jones & Associates to my friends and family. Thanks to Mr. Jones for all he has done for me." (December 17, 2018)Ray Morgan, Former Client and United States Marine: Former Client
"Kent Jones is a hard nosed, competent attorney who is always well-prepared and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Kent, because he fights for his clients." (October 9, 2013)Jim Bilbo, Esq., Owner, Bilbo Law Office, PC: Fellow attorney
"Detail oriented professional who keeps his client's best interests at the forefront of everything. You want Kent on your side!" (April 26, 2012)Daniel Coombes, Former U.S. Marine Sr. Lt. Colonel; President at Connecting File, LLC; Market Partner at ResourceOne; and VP, Talent Acquisition at IC-CAP (April 26, 2012): Collegue
"I have known Kent for many years. In my experience, he is both highly ethical and extremely competent. He also cares for his clients and makes every effort to successfully achieve their goals." (January 17, 2019)Daniel Goodge, Esq., Partner at Cantrell, Goodge & Associates.: Daniel formerly reported directly to Kent at another firm
"This Attorney has been most helpful and ethical during our relationship as client and attorney. We appreciate him very much." (December 18, 2018)Glyndora Condon, MS, MFT, LPC. Licensed Professional Counselor at Heal and Hope Counseling Services.: Current Client
"After having two heart surgeries within 5 months, it was necessary for me to discontinue my membership with a nationally known fitness center. After informing the corporate department, the following month, I began receiving weekly phone calls, emails, and letters from the corporate office. Again, I explained why I had to terminate my membership. . .I let them know in writing that if they didn't quit harassing me, that I would seek legal counsel. . .After they failed to heed my written warning, I contacted Kent Jones. He wrote a letter to the company and sent it to them after allowing me to review it. That was almost 3 months ago, and I have not heard anything from them since. My only regret is not having contacted Kent Jones about 5-6 months sooner." (June 10, 2016)Dean: Former Client
Took the time to explain everything in my case. Was very thorough and I never felt like I wasn’t a priority. (October 17, 2019)Eric Mikel: Client
"I tried several lawyers and basically threw money away. When I found Kent Jones, he handled my case and settled without any problems. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer." (October 22, 2019)James Arrowood: Former Client
Owner and Managing Shareholder
Kent Jones possesses a formal legal background at a private, top-twenty law school with an emphasis on international law and oral and written advocacy. In his background, he has advised hundreds of corporations on compliance with governmental regulations for years. Previously, as a senior partner with a regional law firm headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee (13 years) and as owner of the boutique law firm, Jones & Associates, PC, in Cleveland, Tennessee (7 years), he has consistently been required to successfully coordinate work activities of associate attorneys, paralegals and other staff members. The tracking of performance and adhering to deadlines is a daily requirement for him. (See "Read More" for the continuation.)
Robert Vance Griffith, III is the newest member of Jones & Associates, PC. A Cleveland, Tennessee native, he attended Lee University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Minor in Political Science and Theology, where he also served as the Treasurer and Secretary for the University's Society for Law & Justice. Vance graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2016 and obtained his license to practice law. Vance has a background in intellectual property law, business formation, business contracting, partnerships, contract formation and resolution, insurance law and workers' compensation actions. He has worked with many clients in Tennessee, North Carolina and Texas.