J. Barrett Jones
J. Barrett Jones
Partner, Jones & Green, LLP, 917 East Jefferson Street,
Charlottesville, Virginia; general civil practice with emphasis on family law, civil litigation, will and estate matters, and real estate.
Juris Doctor, 1975, University of Virginia School of Law.
A.B. cum laude with high honors in Government, 1972,
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, admitted
February 20, 1976.
United States District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts
of Virginia, admitted November 21, 1975.
Supreme Court of Virginia, admitted October 9, 1975.
All Virginia trial courts.
Board of Directors, Albemarle Housing Improvement Program;
Lay Eucharistic Minister and Legal Advisor, Emmanuel Episcopal
Church, Greenwood Parish;
Legal Advisor, Book Arts Press, Inc. (Rare Books School);
Volunteer Attorney, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society;
Volunteer Attorney, Women’s Legal Clinic, University of Virginia;
Member and Former Chair, Charlottesville/Albemarle Bar
Association Family Law Committee.
Board Member and Chair, Offender Aid and Restoration of
Board Member and Chair, Charlottesville/Albemarle Legal
Board Member and Chair, Virginia Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention Advisory Committee; and
Board Member, National Coalition for Juvenile Justice
(commended by Virginia General Assembly, 1995).
For the first seven years after his graduation from Law School, Barry worked in the legal services community, serving as a Special Assistant to the Virginia Legal Aid Association, as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow at the Neighborhood Legal Aid Society in Richmond, as a consultant to and then Senior Attorney at the Virginia Legal Aid Society in Lynchburg, as a trainer for the Virginia Poverty Law Center, and a consultant for the federal Legal Services Corporation. His advocacy areas during those years emphasized public and private housing issues, governmental entitlements, and prisoners’ rights
Upon marrying his wife Blair in 1982 Barry settled in Charlottesville and entered private practice as a sole practitioner. His goal was, and remains, to provide highly competent legal assistance at reasonable charges in subject areas most commonly needed. During the first fifteen years his private practice included personal injury and other tort litigation, criminal law, and juvenile law, as well as his current practice areas. He has continued to specialize in family law (divorce, equitable distribution of property, support and child custody); civil litigation over contracts, fraud, real estate and decedents’ estates; transactional work concerning real estate and contracts; the drafting of wills and other testamentary documents and estate administration; and other civil legal concerns.
He has tried cases in dozens of the Commonwealth’s Circuit and District Courts and has handled appeals to the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court. He is also certified as a practitioner of collaborative law.
Barry’s wife Blair is a musician and public school music teacher. They are long-time residents of Greenwood where they are raising their four children, Lillian, Henry, Arden and Calloway. In his spare time Barry enjoys reading, cooking, completing minor construction projects, and taking outdoor exercise.