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.