Ms. Abbott Marie Jones

  • Attorney at Butler Snow LLP (363 Attorneys)
  • One Federal Place, 1819 Fifth Avenue North, Suite 1000, Birmingham, AL 35203
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Abbott focuses her practice on appeals and written advocacy within the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Litigation Team.


Super Lawyers
•Alabama Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Appellate Litigation, 2012-2015
•Top Lawyer, 2016
•Top Woman Attorney, 2015-2016
•Rising Star, 2014
Birmingham Magazine
•Top Attorney in Entertainment Law, 2015
About Town Magazine
•Birmingham’s Social Scene Trailblazer, 2017
•Birmingham Bar Association
•Future Leader Forum, 2012

Civic Involvement

•Opera Birmingham, Board of Directors
•Birmingham Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2013-2017
•GRAMMY Foundation, Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition Judge
•United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, Junior Board, 2009-2013

In the News

•Abbott Jones Joins Butler Snow in Birmingham

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

• Author, First Circuit Joins a Growing Consensus About Claims Seeking “Major Change,” American Bar Association, Mass Torts Litigation, (Oct. 24, 2018).
•Author, Effective Use of Exhibits at the Trial Level: An Appellate Lawyer’s Perspective, Stare Decisis: A Publication of the Primerus Young Lawyers, (Winter 2015).
•Author, Becoming an Appellate Lawyer: One Associate’s Perspective, The Woman Advocate: A Publication of the ABA Section of Litigation (Apr. 8, 2014).
•Author, Hidden Camera Captures Protest that Interrupts U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument, UK Supreme Court Blog (Mar. 6, 2014).
•Co-Author, The U.S. Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Cases: The Next Loving or Wait and See?, UK Supreme Court Blog (Apr. 9, 2013) (co-authored with Deborah Alley Smith).
•Author, Supreme Court Update, Stare Decisis: A Publication of the Primerus Young Lawyers, (2010-2012).
•Co-Author, U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Opens the Door to Potential Liability for Discrimination by Non-Decision Makers Who Influence Employment Decisions, Paradigm: A Primerus Publication (Fall 2011) (co-authored with Leslie A. Allen).
•Co-Author, Cautionary Signs for Employers: Recent Supreme Court Decisions, The Job Description: The Newsletter of the Employment Law Committee of DRI (May 10, 2011) (co-authored with Leslie A. Allen).
•Presenter, Civil Appeals 101: What Every Litigator Should Know about Handling Appeals, Birmingham Bar Association CLE Seminar (Jan. 21, 2011).
•Author, Should the Exception Be the Rule? Advocating for Appellate Review of Summary Judgment Denials, 72 The Alabama Lawyer 38 (Jan. 2011).
•Co-Author, Kawasaki v. Regal-Beloit: The Supreme Court Resolves the Long-Standing Circuit Split Regarding the Law Applicable to Multimodal Shipping Contracts, IADC Defense Counsel Journal (Jan. 2011) (co-authored with Christopher S. Berdy).
•Author, 2010 Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin, 30 (Winter 2010).
•Author, Get Ready ‘Cause Here They Come: A Look at Problems on the Horizon for Authorship and Termination Rights in Sound Recordings, 31 Hastings Comm. & Ent. L.J. (2008).
•Author, GRAMMY Foundation Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition Winner: Yours, Mine, and Ours: The Joint Authorship Conundrum for Sound Recordings, 10 Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. 525 (2008).
•Author, Getting What You Bargained For? The Eleventh Circuit Refuses to Apply the Carmack Amendment for a Through Bill of Lading Without a Separate Domestic Bill of Lading, in Altadis USA, Inc. v. Sea Star Line LLC, 31 Tul. Mar. L.J. 657 (2007).

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Appellate and Written Advocacy
  • Drug and Device Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(205) 297-2215  Phone
(205) 328-7234  Fax
University Attended:
Trial Advocacy Honors, Top 10% of Class; Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., Philosophy, cum laude, 2005
Law School Attended:
Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2008; Tulane Maritime Law Journal: Senior Managing Editor, Award for Best Casenote; John R. Brown National Moot Court Competition: Award for Best Written Brief and Second Place Team, 2008; 8th Place Individual Oral Advocate, 2007; Disciplinary Honors; Clerkships Karon O. Bowdre, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, 1
Year of First Admission:
2009, California; 2009, Alabama


•Alabama Bar Association
•Birmingham Bar Association
•California Bar Association

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Experience: Prior to joining the firm, Abbott practiced with the appellate litigation group of a Birmingham firm where she handled briefing for numerous major motions and more than 40 appeals in federal and state court.

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