Michael B. Jones 2018-08-17T13:01:24+00:00

Location: Hopewell, Pennsylvania
Phone: 724-375-6683
Fax: 724-375-5099
E-mail: mjones@MUTJLaw.com

Michael B. Jones

Attorney Jones’ twenty-four (24) years of trial experience encompass a variety of civil litigation including wrongful death, serious personal injury, motor vehicles, bar fights, defective products, injuries to children, intoxication, assault, negligent security, professional negligence, insurance coverage disputes, municipal claims, employment disputes, contracts, and commercial and corporate litigation.

Attorney Jones has recently been elected as President of the Beaver County Bar Association and has represented numerous municipal governments, agencies and authorities. As a leader in the community, he has presented as a key note speaker at Law Day 2018 and serves as Solicitor for Potter Township, Hopewell Township, and Greene Township. He also served as Solicitor to the Beaver County Coroner from 2001-2015.

Attorney Jones is member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum having resolved cases with million-dollar verdicts or settlements and is the past Zone Ten Governor to the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) where he has been a Delegate for 20 years. He also serves as Co-Chair of the PBA By-Laws Committee and is an active member of the Shale Law Committee. As Chair of the Development Committee he often presents to the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the PBA, setting forth initiatives for future growth of the Foundation. The Foundation provides loan repayment assistance to law students, grants to Bar Associations and materials for law-related education activities such as Law Day.

As a local leader in Oil and Gas Law, Attorney Jones attended the Special Institute on Petrochemicals hosted by the national nonprofit Energy & Mineral Law Foundation. This event included programs on the Shell Chemicals Appalachia Cracker Project in Potter Township, petrochemical development in Appalachia including economic impacts of petrochemical and plastics manufacturing, natural gas liquids storage, hydrocarbon liquids storage and subsurface reservoirs, natural gas pipeline infrastructure, environmental permitting, the Toxic Substances Control Act and workforce development. Attorney Jones has been the attorney for Potter Township since 2000 and helped guide the Township through the Shell Cracker Plant development project.

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Death and Serious Personal Injury
  • Construction and Industrial Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle and Trucking Accidents
  • Insurance Coverage and Exclusion Disputes
  • Corporate and Commercial Transactions and Litigation
  • Oil & Shale Gas Leases, Pipeline Easements and related Litigation
  • Dramshop Claims (Drunk Drivers, Bar Fights and Injuries related to intoxication)
  • Dangerous and Defective Products
  • Professional Negligence Claims
  • Land Use
  • Municipal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Juris Doctorate – 1993
  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science – 1989

Honors and Awards

  • Life Fellow to the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, 2012 – Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates, 1999 – Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Zone Ten Governor – 2015 – 2017
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Zone Ten Director – 2016 – Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2002 – 2016
  • Beaver County Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee
  • Beaver County Bar Association, Civil Rules Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Municipal Law Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Environmental & Energy Law Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Shale Energy Law Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, By-Laws Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Board of Trustees, Beaver County Educational Trust – December 2016 – Present
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Association of Township Solicitors