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

Michael B. Jones

Attorney Jones’ twenty-seven (27) years of trial experience encompass a variety of civil litigation matters including wrongful death, serious personal injury, motor vehicle and tractor trailer accidents, bar fights, defective products, injuries to children, intoxication, assault, negligent security, professional negligence, insurance coverage disputes, municipal defense, employment matters, contracts, commercial and corporate contract negotiation and litigation.

Attorney Jones is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum having resolved cases with million-dollar verdicts or settlements. He is a past Zone Ten Governor to the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) where he has been a Delegate for over 20 years. He serves as Co-Chair of the PBA By-Laws Committee and is an active member of the Shale Law Committee. As a local leader in Oil and Gas Law, Attorney Jones has represented numerous landowners and municipalities in oil and gas related transactions and complex litigation.

Attorney Jones is the immediate past President of the Beaver County Bar Association. In February of 2020 Attorney Jones moderated and presented with a panel of tax litigators, government representatives and experts a continuing legal education seminar titled “Preparing for a Countywide Reassessment” to educate local attorneys on what is anticipated to be thousands of real estate tax appeals in the aftermath of a Court-Ordered Beaver County Reassessment.

As a leader in the community, Attorney Jones sits on the Board of various charitable organizations including the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, the Beaver County Educational Trust and The Center in Midland. As Board member and Chair of the Development Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the PBA, he focuses on development 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.

Attorney Jones currently serves as Solicitor for Hopewell Township (1996) and Greene Township (2011). Attorney Jones also helped guide Potter Township through the multi-billion dollar Shell Cracker Plant development project spanning nearly a decade. He also served as Assistant Beaver County Solicitor early in his career and Solicitor to the Beaver County Coroner from 2001-2015.

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Death
  • 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
  • Employment Matters
  • 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

Work Experience

  • McMillen, Urick, Tocci & Fouse, Aliquippa, PA, Associate Attorney 1994
  • McMillen, Urick, Tocci & Jones, Aliquippa, PA, Partner 1996 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Recipient of the 2020 Pennsylvania Bar Association President’s Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership and dedication as Chair of the PBA COVID-19 Task Force.
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Chair, COVID 19 Task Force – 2020
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Vice President, Chair, Strategic Planning Task Force – 2020
  • Beaver County Bar Association, President – 2018-2020
  • Legal Journal Committee, Investment Committee, COVID 19 Task Force
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates, 1999 – Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Zone Ten Governor – 2015 – 2017
  • Life Fellow to the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, 2012 – Present
  • Commonwealth Club Member to the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, 2020
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Zone Ten Director – 2016 – Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Development Committee Chair, 2018 – Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Governance and Bylaws Committee, 2017 – Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2002 – 2016
  • Beaver County Bar Association, Legal Journal Committee
  • Beaver County Bar Association, Investment Committee
  • Beaver County Bar Association, COVID-19 Task Force
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, By-Laws Committee, Co-Chair
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, 2020
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Municipal Law Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Environmental & Energy Law Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Aeronautical and Space Law Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Shale Energy Law Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Cyber Security and Data Privacy Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Civility in the Profession Committee, 2020
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Association of Township Solicitors
  • Vice President, Beaver County Educational Trust – December 2016 – Present
  • 2020 Board of Directors, The Center, Midland, PA January 2019 – Present
  • Conference of County Bar Leaders Executive Committee – At – Large Member, 2020