CIVIL & CRIMINAL TRIAL LAWYERS
Based in Los Angeles and Practicing Nationwide
Welcome to JONES LAW, the Law Office of Terrence Jones,
a Southern California based law firm focused on trial work,
high-stakes civil litigation, and criminal defense. I’m Terrence,
and I’m here to help in whatever way I can.
But fair warning: I’m a different kind of lawyer.
I don’t always do things the way “they say” they’re supposed to
be done. Because, who are “they” and how do we know they’re right?
And I don’t always do things the way they’ve “always been done.”
Because, who says what’s always been done is the best thing for us
That doesn’t make me contrarian. It makes me confident.
And creative. Both, qualities you want in the lawyer representing you.
I’m certainly humble enough to follow the rules and respect great
leadership. But I’m also courageous enough to challenge authority—
be it the government, the police, an employer, or anyone else.
That’s how I live my life and that’s how I practice law.
HUMBLE. Yet ferocious.
respectful. But relentless.
I’m also different because I am a trial lawyer. That means I’m not
the kind of attorney that sits at a desk for months pushing paper
back and forth until it’s time to try to reach a settlement
agreement. I’m the kind of lawyer that walks into courtroom,
stands in front of a jury—a group of everyday people that holds
your fate in their hands—and convinces them why we’re right and
the other side is wrong.
To me, that’s real lawyering.
Real lawyering also means doing what’s right, not just what’s
profitable. The difference between right and wrong is, of course,
a value I learned from my parents. But working on legal cases in a
way that’s fair and just is a principle I learned having started
my career with the Department of Justice. As an Assistant U.S.
Attorney and federal prosecutor, my goal wasn’t to win at all costs,
but to see that justice was done. That meant that if something
or someone was in the wrong—even if it was the government
itself—my job was to make it right. And I was relentless about it.
That remains my guiding principle in the law: Do the right thing.
So if you've been seriously injured, wrongfully terminated,
wrongfully accused, or hurt or abused in some other way,
perhaps I'm the lawyer for you. Let's talk and see how we can
make it right.