Stephanie F. Jones

Associate ( Chicago )

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Bio

Always prepared and never to be underestimated, Stephanie Jones rolls up her sleeves and goes the distance with every client engagement. A fierce and fearless competitor, her passion for the law, endless energy, and diligence equip her to edge out her opponents. Few peers have had the same unique opportunity to experience the legal profession from different occupations. She knows firsthand that perseverance is not a long race, but rather many short sprints to reach the finish line and achieve client goals and the win.
 

Stephanie represents employers, management-level executives, and businesses in areas including employment, franchise, real estate, consumer protection, and environmental/toxic tort litigation. She has successfully litigated cases on behalf of her clients before administrative agencies, and in state and federal courts. She also regularly defends businesses of all sizes in litigation stemming from contract disputes, tort liability claims, and consumer credit issues. From employment cases to business torts, Stephanie’s experience has given her the ability to provide a wide range of litigation services to her clients.

As a former NCAA collegiate swimmer, Stephanie appreciates a challenging workout regimen in or out of a pool. But there is nothing better than spending time with her husband, son, and Australian Shepherd relaxing in warm places like back home in California.

Experience

Clerkships

Judicial Extern — Hon. John W. Darrah, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2012-2013)
Judicial Extern — Hon. Richard J. Elrod, Cook County Circuit Court, Law Division (2011)

Credentials

Education

The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2013, cum laude
The John Marshall Law Review, Staff Editor
Dean’s List
Fred F. Herzog Scholarship Recipient
Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Board Associate Barrister
CALI Award, Professional Responsibility

University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Law & Society, 2007

Bar Admissions

Illinois
California
Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Professional Memberships

The Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law,  2018 Co-Chairman of the Associate Committee
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association

Honors & Awards

Illinois Emerging Lawyer in Commercial Litigation and Employment: Management Law, Law Bulletin Media Leading Lawyers (2019)

Publications & Presentations

“Thrive in Your Legal Career,” (interviewee) The Decisive Utterance, The Newspaper for the John Marshall Legal Community, (October 15, 2018, Volume 56, Issue 2)

“Navigating the Gray Area in the World of #MeToo,” (moderator) Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law, Chicago, IL (April 17, 2018)

“Personal injury plaintiff cannot rely solely on expert opinion to create a question of fact on proximate causation,” (author) Illinois State Bar Association's Bench & Bar Section Council Newsletter (January 2018, vol. 48, no. 7)

“The Ethics of Conflicts of Interest,” Gordon & Rees Professional Liability Webinar (March 2017)

“Hoosier State Eliminates Asbestos Statute of Repose,” www.ettdefenseinsight.com (March 2016)

“Bah-Humbug: Minimizing Social Media and Other Risks of the Holiday Party,” Gordon & Rees Employment Law Webinar (November 2015)

“Multiple trial courts toss out “single fiber” causation theory under both federal and state law,” www.ettdefenseinsight.com (June 2015)

“Social Media in the Workplace,” Gordon & Rees Employment Law Webinar (October 2014)

Community Service

Constitutional Rights Foundation, Attorneys in the Classroom
Chicago Bar Association, Wills for Heroes
Trio Animal Foundation