Scott Jones

Scott Jones

Partner
Location:
Clovis, California
Phone:
559-900-1194
Fax:
559-765-4584
Email:

Born and raised in Fresno, Mr. Jones received his Juris Doctor degree with distinction from the San Joaquin College of Law in 2007. He had Top Ten class ranking and earned many scholarships. He published a paper, "Dust in the Wind," in the San Joaquin Agricultural Low Review, and served as both Editor-in-Chief and Publication Editor for the Review.

During law school Mr. Jonas also served as an officer of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity and has served on the board of several non-profit organizations.

Upon admission to the bar, Mr. Jones worked as an alternate public defender with Ciummo & Associates. From there he worked as a civil litigation attorney with the Jaw firm of Gilmore, Wood, Vinnard & Magness where he handled a wide variety of business, real estate, landlord-tenant, and contract litigation and appellate cases.

He graduated from CSUF (Fresno) receiving his bachelor of science with a major in criminology and law enforcement and earned a California POST certificate as a peace officer. He went to law school after a 20-year career with the California State Automobile Association in the casually claims department. Before that, Mr. Jones was a Deputy Sheriff in Ventura County and a Reserve Deputy in Fresno County.

Mr. Jones dedicates his practice to resolving contract disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, and criminal defense. He also provides contract services to several law firms in the Fresno area with law & motion, litigation services, and legal research.

Areas of Practice

  • 30% Contract Disputes & Litigation
  • 15% Landlord/Tenant
  • 15% Insurance Coverages
  • 40% Contract Work

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2010

Education

  • San Joaquin College of Law, Fresno, California
    • J.D. - 2007
    • Law Review: SJ AG Law Review, Chief Editor, 2004 - 2007
  • California State University - Fresno, Fresno, California
    • B.S. - 1981
    • Major: Criminology

Published Works

  • Dust in the Wind, S.J. Agrio Law Review, 15, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fresno County Bar Association, 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 2009 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Gilmore, Wood, Vinnard & Magness, Associate Attorney, 2008 - 2012
  • Ciummo & Associates, Staff Attorney, 2006 - 2008
  • California State Automobile Association(AAA), Casualty Claims, 1985 - 2005

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi