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Amos N. Jones


Amos N. Jones

AMOS N. JONES served four years (2019-23) as Co-Convener of the District of Columbia chapter of the National Conference of Black Lawyers, having joined the storied organization in 2017.

Principal and Founder (2010) of the Super Lawyers-rated Amos Jones Law Firm of Washington, D.C., he has recovered and/or sustained more than $15 million in compensation and benefits for African Americans wronged by private actors and federal agencies.

His first court case in 2010 went all the way to the Kentucky Supreme Court, where he attained a unanimous reversal of a seven-judge ruling, reinstating seminary tenure within the commonwealth and obtaining a subsequent victory for the first Black tenured professor of Lexington Theological Seminary, in the First Amendment landmark case Kirby v. Lexington Theological Seminary, 426 S.W.3d 597 (2014).

He practiced for three years in the international trade and commercial litigation groups of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in Washington, D.C., where, after 2010, he became a widely quoted authority on the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938.

Jones is published in, among other journals, the North Carolina Law Review, the Tulsa Law Review, and the Thurgood Marshall Law Review, and he has been quoted in the New York Times, Times of Israel, The Forward, and other global publications. In 2017, Jones established the African American Trust for Historic Preservation, LLC, in his native Lexington, KY.

Jones was appointed constitutional law professor at North Carolina Central University in 2010 and in 2015 was unanimously promoted to Associate Professor of Law at Campbell University. He has been cited in works by Kimberlé Crenshaw, Alan Dershowitz, and Charles Ogletree, as well as in The Best African American Essays 2010.

A National Merit Scholar, Jones earned his B.A. cum laude from Emory University in 2000, his M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2003, and his J.D. form Harvard in 2006, where he was chosen by peers to serve on his Class Committee. In 2006-07, he was a Fulbright fellow and Visiting Scholar at the University Melbourne Law School in Australia, and in 2015 was Academic Visitor to the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford.

Jones resides in Washington, D.C., where he practices law full time in his civil-rights-focused firm, maintains active membership in the Shiloh Baptist Church, and continues to teach and lecture at colleges and universities.

Highly respected for dispensing wise counsel, he serves and has served on several local and national boards. An unapologetic moralist, he insists on political and economic independence for himself and his race, an ethos that binds him to the spirit of NCBL.

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