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Jamie Huffman Jones

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Litigation, Business and Class Action Litigation

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501-370-1430 jjones@fridayfirm.com
501-244-5340 Download vCard
400 West Capitol Ave. Suite 2000 Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

BIOGRAPHY

Jamie Huffman Jones is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.  Jamie advocates for clients in jury and bench trials involving a variety of claims, including mass tort, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, business and commercial disputes, class actions, and automotive commercial disputes. Jamie handles FELA and regulatory litigation for the largest Class One freight railroad in the country and Section 1983/Constitutional litigation for municipal and county clients. She also handles property damage and personal injury claims for electric utility clients.

Jamie has lectured extensively on issues surrounding electronic discovery and on online research at the Arkansas Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Mid-Year Meeting, Eighth Circuit Practicum and Best of CLE. She was also interviewed by Arkansas Business concerning her views on electronic discovery.

Jamie has extensive experience in responding to real-time catastrophic accidents and leading accident scene investigations and inspections, including for trains, motor vehicles, tractor/trailers, and electrical utilities.  Her experience in investigating and defending catastrophic accidents includes:

  • Driver negligence
  • Hours of service, log falsification, and fatigue
  • Loading and tie-down
  • Speed
  • Mechanical and maintenance defects
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Use of global positioning devices
  • Use of electronic data recorders
  • Human factors
  • Biomechanical factors
  • Catastrophic brain and orthopedic injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Ptsd and mental anguish
  • Toxicology
  • Mass tort actions
  • Spoliation issues
  • Toxicology
  • Utility lines
  • Federal motor carrier safety regulations
  • Federal track safety standard regulations
  • National electrical safety code

 Jamie has extensive leadership experience in the community and the profession.  She is currently on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association and has been a past member of the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Arts Center, the Junior League of Little Rock, and the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greater Little Rock.  She is a Board of Governor for the Arkansas Bar Association, for the Arkansas Bar Foundation, and Treasurer for the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel. Jamie was elected in 2016 to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel and was recently selected to serve as Vice-Chair for the Amicus and Public Policy Committee. The Arkansas Bar Association awarded her the Presidential Award of Excellence in 2017 and the Golden Gavel Award in 2019 and 2020.  She has been selected by her attorney peers for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America.  In 2015, Arkansas Business named her one of the “Best Lawyers” in Business Litigation and, in 2017, the publication named her a “40 Under 40.”

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 2003
    • Order of the Coif
    • Managing Editor, Kansas Law Review
    • University of Kansas School of Law Class of 1949 Class Leadership Award 
    • Top score on Arkansas Bar Exam, July 2003
    • Phi Delta Phi
  • University of Arkansas, B.A., in Psychology, magna cum laude, 2000
    • W.J. Richards Memorial Award
    • University of Arkansas Psychology Department 
    • SILO Undergraduate Research Fellow 
    • Dean's Scholar
    • Chi Omega

Noteworthy

  • Awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence by the Arkansas Bar Association, 2017
  • Elected to the Arkansas Bar Association's Board of Trustees, 2020
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Named "40 Under 40" by Arkansas Business, 2017
  • Received the 2019 & 2020 Golden Gavel Award by the Arkansas Bar Association
  • Selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers List, 2019
    • Rising Star, 2018-2018
  • University of Kansas School of Law "Class of 1949 Class Leadership Award," 2003

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Associations and Memberships

  • American Heart Association, Central Arkansas Board of Directors
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Arkansas Arts Center, Current Ex-Officio Trustee of Board of Trustees
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Lawyers, Board of Trustees, Treasurer
  • Arkansas Bar Association
    • Board of Trustees
    • Board of Governors
    • House of Delegates, Pulaski County, 2013
  • Arkansas Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Arkansas Supreme Court, Model Jury Instructions Civil Committee, 2018
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Chair of the Amicus & Public Policy Committee, 2020-2021
  • Defense Research Institute
  • IADC Trial Academy, 2008
  • Junior League of Little Rock: Centennial Committee Member
  • Leadership Academy Graduate, 2013
  • Leadership Greater Little Rock graduate, Class XXXIII, 2018
  • Overton Inn of Court
  • Pulaski County Bar Association

Admissions

  • Arkansas, 2003
  • United States District Courts for the  Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
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