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Representing individuals throughout the state of Delaware, my practice focuses on helping individuals who are injured as a result of automobile accidents, defective products, and premises liability, and workers' compensation claims.

Francis (Pete) J. Jones, Jr.

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Overview

Francis (“Pete”) J. Jones, Jr. spends his time serving our clients between the Broom Street office in Wilmington (New Castle County) and our Georgetown and Rehoboth Beach offices (Sussex County).  With over 35 years of experience, he has helped many clients who have been injured in personal injury accidents.  Pete has also been involved in several precedent setting cases. 

Pete’s practice focuses on helping individuals who are injured as a result of automobile accidents, defective products, and premises liability. He also handles workers' compensation claims.  Pete is an Alternative Dispute Resolution practitioner, serving as both a mediator and/or arbitrator for Delaware cases and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, which is an invitational organization that requires as admission at least 20 civil jury trials.  He is a two-time past president of this group.

Pete Jones serves on the Board of Directors of the National High School Mock Trial Program.  In this role, Pete co-coached a local high school team.  He remains involved in the organization of the Delaware program.

Among his peers, Pete has been consistently recognized by Delaware Today and Delaware Super Lawyers as an outstanding Delaware lawyer in the fields of personal injury and alternative dispute resolution.  Pete has also been recognized as the Delaware State Bar Association (Distinguished Mentor Award) and Middle States Counsel for Social Studies (Distinguished Service Award).

Besides the time Pete dedicates to Mock Trial, he enjoys golf, watching sports, and spending time at the beach with his wife, Michelle, and his children, Peter and Maggie.

Experience

  • Substantial settlement for a client injured by a defective chair
  • Substantial settlement for a client injured by a tractor trailer driver
  • Jury award against an insurance carrier for failure to pay medical payments and lost wages under a policy of insurance
  • Substantial settlement in a construction site accident case
  • ADR Practitioner/Certified Arbitrator and Mediator

Professional Affiliations

Delaware Board of Bar Examiners, Former Associate Member
Delaware Supreme Court, Lawyer's Fund for Client Protection, Former Chair and Member
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Former Governor
Delaware State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Board of Directors of the National High School Mock Trial Program, Chair Rules Committee, Former Chair
American Association for Justice
American Board of Trial Advocates
Delaware Chapter American Board of Trial Advocates, Former Chair

Representative Matters

ADR Practitioner/Certified Arbitrator and Mediator

Videos & Resources

News & Events

Community

Community

State and National High School Mock Trial

Recognition

Honors

  • Recipient of the 2019 Delaware State Bar Association First State Distinguished Service Award
  • Recipient of the 2017 Justice Gene Franchini Golden Gavel Award
  • Best Lawyers®, 2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for Personal Injury Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating
  • Clerk for The Honorable John J. McNeilly, Delaware Supreme Court
  • Delaware Super Lawyers®, 2011-2014
  • Delaware Today®, "Top Lawyers", 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2018
  • Philadelphia Magazine®, "Top Attorneys in Delaware", 2011
  • Best Lawyers®, 2008-2019
  • Delaware State Bar Association Distinguished Mentoring Award, 2005
  • Middle States Counsel for Social Studies, Distinguished Service Award, 2008
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Clerkships

Clerk for The Honorable John J. McNeilly, Delaware Supreme Court

Admissions

Delaware, 1983
Maryland, 2006
United States District Court, District of Delaware
United States District Court, District of Maryland
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Education

Catholic University of America, J.D.,1982
Catholic University of America, B.A.,1979

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