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June 21, 2016
Dawn M. Jones Elected to Executive Committee of State Bar of Georgia
Amelia Island, Fla. – Attorney Dawn M. Jones of The Firm of Dawn M. Jones LLC in Atlanta was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the 48,000-member State Bar of Georgia on June 18 during the organization’s Annual Meeting.
Jones’ plaintiff-focused personal injury law practice includes medical negligence, wrongful death, motor vehicle collisions, serious slip and falls, and nursing home negligence matters. Before starting her own firm, Jones worked as a senior personal injury defense attorney at King & Spalding LLP, as an associate general counsel for the Grady Health System and as an insurance defense associate with the firm of Cozen O’Connor.
Jones is a past President of Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, a past President of Atlanta Legal Aid Society, a past Chair of the State Bar of Georgia Advisory Committee on Legislation and a past Chair of the State Bar of Georgia Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for District Five. She has held other leadership roles in local voluntary bar associations and organizations throughout the state. Jones has received numerous honors and awards, including the State Bar of Georgia Thomas R. Burnside, Jr. Excellence in Bar Leadership Award (2014-2015) and the Atlanta Bar Association Leadership Award (2012).
Jones, a native of Alexandria, Va., and a resident of Cobb County, is a graduate of the Georgia State University College of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2000. Prior to pursuing her law degree, she worked for 14 years as a critical care registered nurse in various hospital intensive care unit settings. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in critical care nursing/clinical nurse specialist from Georgetown University.
The Board of Governors of the State Bar elects six of its members to serve on the Executive Committee with the organization’s officers. The Executive Committee meets monthly and exercises the power of the Board of Governors when the board is not in session.
The State Bar of Georgia, with offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton, was established in 1964 by Georgia’s Supreme Court as the successor to the voluntary Georgia Bar Association, founded in 1884. All lawyers licensed to practice in Georgia belong to the State Bar. Its more than 48,000 members work together to strengthen the constitutional promise of justice for all, promote principles of duty and public service among Georgia’s lawyers, and administer a strict code of legal ethics.