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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.

Jones & Associates, PC, Attorneys at Law
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, Insurance Defense...
  • Tennessee
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A graduate from the George Washington University Law School (GW), Kent T. Jones is the Owner and Managing Partner of Jones & Associates PC. Kent's undergraduate work at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville was in English and Honors Political Science. At GW, Kent placed first as an oralist in the Mid-Atlantic Regionals of the Phillip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and was appointed to be a Member of the GW Moot Court Board. Additionally, he served as President of the GW International Law Society, sponsoring speaker panels on international trade law, international criminal law, international human rights law and other areas, including, but not limited to sponsorship of an International Law Weekend with the Georgetown University Law School with a speaker from the U.S. Department of Commerce. After clerking for a prominent federal securities law firm and international trade law firm, both in Washington, DC, he secured an in-house position with a corporation in Chattanooga, Tennessee, producing contracts for Fortune 500 companies. During the next 13 years, Kent did predominantly insurance and workers' compensation defense work for a regional law firm, where he was a Senior Partner, with the execption of one and one half years with a plaintiff's employment discrimination law firm in Chattanooga. He formed Jones & Associates PC in April of 2012, and the core areas of practice developed into insurance law, divorce, criminal defense and personal injury, as well as other assorted assignments involving real estate, commercial creditors bankruptcy, wills, conservatorships, guardian ad litem work and workers' compensation. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees for a local, private Episcopal School and has participated in volunteer activities in the Hamilton County community, mostly involving health and children.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Insurance Defense
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • Free Consultation
    For billable cases, the first consultation is free.
  • Contingent Fees
    For workers' compensation plaintiff's cases, the fee is 20% of the total indemnity award. For other liability cases, it is 33 1/3 % or 40% if it goes to appeal.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I graduated from the George Washington University National Law School, where I was a Member of the Moot Court Board.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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6th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner and Managing Partner
Jones & Associates, PC
- Current
Associate, Member, Senior Member
Allen, Kopet & Associates, PLLC
In-house Counsel and Corporate Trainer
Harrison Direct, Inc.
International Trade Law Clerk
Graham & James
Conducted research and drafted memoranda on international trade law.
Federal Securities Law Clerk
Routier, Mackey & Johnson, PC
The George Washington University Law School
J.D. (1991) | Law and International Law
Honors: Member, Moot Court Board
Activities: President of the International Law Society
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University of Tennessee - Knoxville
B.A. | English and Honors Political Science
Honors: B.A. with Honors
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AM Best Top Rated Insurance Attorneys
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Moot Court Board Member
George Washington University Law School
First place oralist, second place overall, Jessup Moot Court Comp.
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Professional Associations
Cleveland, Tennessee Bar Association # 20158
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Activities: Attend regular informational meetings.
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AM Best Top Rated Insurance Attorneys
- Current
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UTK Alumni Association
- Current
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George Washington University Alumni Association
- Current
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St. Peter's Episcopal School Board
Member at Large
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Articles & Publications
Divorce in Tennessee - Part 1
Divorce in Tennessee - Part 2
Divorce in Tennessee - Part 3
Where do I begin? I just suffered a personal injury in the State of Tennessee.
Speaking Engagements
Handling the Workers' Compensation Case From Start to Finish, NBI / National Business Institute, Chattanooga, Tennessee
I spoke on both Medical Issues During the Claim and Recovery from Third Parties
Licensed to Practice Law in Tennessee
Tennessee Supreme Court
Admitted to Practice Before the United States Dist. Ct. for the Eastern Dist. of Tenn.
United States District Court
Admitted to Practice Before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Licensed Life, Accident and Health Insurance Provider
State of Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
Websites & Blogs
Jones & Associates, PC website.
Legal Answers
190 Questions Answered

Q. So I got pulled over in my bfs car on my way to work with no insurance. We then go insurance the next day.
A: You could be fined; however, I have found the courts to be friendly to you if you demonstrate that you have acquired insurance when you appear at court.
Q. How long is a criminal tresspass for when. It is a manager at a walmart who called the cops on you.
A: I'm not sure that I understand your question. There would be a reason that you would be guilty of trespass at Walmart, like a prior theft. If there is a warrant out for you, you will need to consult with an attorney to help you with it, because it will not just go away.
Q. Are police officers required to arrest people with Misd. Violation of Probation Warrants?
A: Yes. Violation of Probation is treated seriously in the State of Tennessee. If you have a warrant out, then you should consult with local counsel.
Q. What physical or mental disabilities would allow a defendant to avoid jail?
A: It is possible; however, you need to consult with a local criminal defense attorney.
Q. Can I hire a lawyer with an outstanding warrant?or do I have to turn myself in first?
A: You can and should hire an attorney at any given point. Some courts will require you to turn yourself in, and in others, the attorney may be able to get you out of the warrant.
Q. I was found guilty of criminal contempt for violating an ex parte order of protection. Can it be expunged?
A: Generally speaking, in the State of Tennessee, anything that shows you are guilty will stay on your record forever. A plea bargain is an admission of guilt. If it was a first time offence, then you may be eligible for diversion. If you get that, then you will have a suspended sentence for one year. Then you can apply for expungement, so long as you do nothing else within the year. However, it sounds like you have more on your record, and that would not apply. I would consult with local counsel.
Q. if someone gets you charged with a crime and locked up can you have them charged with a crime as well?
A: You can file a charge with the local police department against anyone that has committed a criminal offense against you.
Q. I have a question about the court system in child neglect / and or / failure to protect.
A: No. You have to be convicted for there to be some type of sentence. A conviction can either be by a jury or if you accept a plea by the District Attorney, you are convicted. I would hire a local attorneyl
Q. how do i find out someones court date in Georgia that is incarcerated?
A: Call the Court Clerk's office in that county, and they will tell you.
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Cleveland Tennessee and Chattanooga Tennessee Lawyer
Jones & Associates, PC, Attorneys at Law
1441 Guthrie Drive, Suite 101
Cleveland, TN 37311
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