Christy D. Jones

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  • Renaissance at Colony Park, 1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 1400, P.O. Box 6010, Ridgeland, MS 39157
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Biography

During her over 30 years of trial experience, Jones has served as national trial counsel representing various corporations and has tried cases throughout the United States. In many of these instances, she has served as lead counsel in bellwether trials. She is also a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Distinctions

•America’s Top 100 Attorneys, 2016
•fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell
•AV - Preeminent Peer Review Rated, 2005-2017
Best Lawyers in America
•Product Liability Litigation-Defendants Lawyer of the Year [Jackson, MS], 2013
•Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants Lawyer of the Year [Jackson, MS], 2009, 2012
•Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2011-2019
•Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2011-2019
•Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2018-2019
Super Lawyers
•Top 50: Mississippi Super Lawyers, 2006-2017
•Top 50 Women: Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2011-2017
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, Personal Injury - Products: Defense, 2006-2018
Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
•Litigation: General Commercial (Mississippi), 2014-2018
•Litigation: Trial Lawyers (Nationwide), 2014-2018
•Product Liability & Mass Torts (Nationwide), 2014-2018
•Product Liability: Pharmaceutical (Nationwide), 2014-2018
Who's Who Legal, Litigation, 2012-2017
Who's Who Legal, Product Liability Defence, 2005-2017
Who's Who Legal, Life Sciences,2014-2017
LMG Life Sciences
Benchmark Litigation
•Top Trial Lawyers
•Top 250 Women in Litigation
•Local Litigation Star - Mississippi, 2015
•Litigation Star - Product Liability, 2013, 2015, 2018
•Product Liability Attorney of the Year, 2017
•National Product Liability Star, 2013, 2015
•Top 10 Female Litigators in America
•2012 Professionalism Award, Mississippi Bar Foundation
•500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2011-2012. 2014-2017
•Top Attorneys in The Mid-South, Memphis Magazine, December 2011
•International Who's Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, 2010
•2009 Professionalism Award, Hinds County Bar Association
Expert Guides
•Top 30 Product Liability Lawyers in the United States, Best of the Best, 2012
•Top 6 Product Liability Lawyers in the World, Best of the Best, 2008
•Product Liability
•Women in Business Law
•2008 Outstanding Mississippi Woman Lawyer, Mississippi Women Lawyers Association
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation
Top Product Liability Attorney in the World, Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World's Leading Product Liability Lawyers
•500 Leading Lawyers in the World, InterContinental Finance Magazine, 2015
•The Legal 500 U.S.
•Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices - Defense: 2015-2016

In the News

•Butler Snow Ranked by The Legal 500 US for Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Health Care Work
•Chambers USA 2018 Ranks 41 Butler Snow Attorneys as Leaders
•Who’s Who Legal Recognizes 10 Butler Snow Attorneys
•Butler Snow Named Product Liability Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation
•Butler Snow Shortlisted in Benchmark Litigation 2018 Awards
•106 Butler Snow Attorneys Listed in 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
•Butler Snow Recognized by 2017 LMG Life Sciences Awards
•Butler Snow and Christy Jones Shortlisted for the Legal Media Group Life Sciences Annual Awards
•147 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 18 Named “Lawyer of the Year”
•Christy D Jones and Kari L Sutherland Named in Benchmark Litigation's Top 250 Women in Litigation
•Butler Snow Attorney Christy D. Jones Named to Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
•Butler Snow Ranked One of USA's Leading Product Liability Firms by Who's Who Legal
•Chambers USA 2017 Ranks 45 Butler Snow Attorneys as Leaders
•Christy D. Jones Named Product Liability Attorney of the Year by Benchmark Litigation
•On the Move: New hires, promotions, recognition - The Clarion-Ledger
•Butler Snow Attorney Christy D. Jones Named to Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America Guide
•Christy D. Jones Named Product Liability Defense Most Highly Regarded Individual by Who's Who Legal
•Christy D. Jones Named BTI Client Service All-Star
•CVN Top 10 Defense Verdicts of 2015 - CVN.com
•102 Butler Snow Attorneys List in 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
•Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs - Law360
•J&J Jury Finds No Tylenol Design Defect, Spokesman Says - Bloomberg Business
•Butler Snow Attorneys Recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2016
•Butler Snow Recommended by The Legal 500
•Chambers USA Ranks 40 Butler Snow Attorneys as Leaders
•Butler Snow Attorney Christy D. Jones Named to Lawdragon 500
•Butler Snow Attorney Christy Jones Recognized in Chambers Global
•Value Elevated
•Responsiveness Elevated
•Law360 Names Product Liability Trials to Watch in 2015 - Butler Snow Represented in Three
•Jones, Richmond and Thames Named Life Science Stars in LMG Life Sciences 2014
•Female Powerbrokers Q&A with Christy Jones
•117 Butler Snow Attorneys Listed in 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Christy Jones Named Product Liability Attorney of the Year
•The Case That Made Their Careers
•Fifth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Mesh Case
•People in Business - Christy Jones
•Jones Inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
•Jones Recognized as One of the Top 30 Preeminent Product Liability Attorneys in the United States
•Jones, Thames and Richmond Named Life Science Stars
•Jones, Thames and Richmond Named Life Science Stars in LMG Life Sciences 2012
•Talk of the Town
•Attorneys Make Listing
•World's Leading Women in Business Law: Julie Ellis and Christy D. Jones
•On the Move: Christy D. Jones and Kurt Rademacher
•Ellis, Jones Named World’s Leading Women in Law
•Jones Receives Mississippi Bar’s Highest Honor
•Jones, Thames Named as Top Product Liability Attorneys in the World
•Christy Jones and Susan Sharko Obtained Defense Verdict in Product Liability Action

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

• The Historical Rationale for Punitive Damages; Its Evolution and Current Application, National Conference of Judicial Excellence (2009).
• Early and Often: The Trial Responses to Proffered Evidence of a Guilty Plea in a Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Trial, Defense Research Institute (2006).

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Drug and Device Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical Device and Healthcare

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(601) 985-4523  Phone
(601) 985-4500  Fax
www.butlersnow.com
University Attended:
University of Arkansas, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1974
Law School Attended:
University of Arkansas, J.D., with high honors, 1977 Managing Editor
Year of First Admission:
1977
Admission:
Mississippi: Northern, Southern; Admitted pro hac vice in many states around the country; U.S. District Courts; 4th Circuit; U.S. Court Of Appeals; 1977, Mississippi; U.S. Supreme Court; 5th Circuit
Memberships:

Associations

International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL)

American Board of Trial Advocates

Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)

International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

Executive Committee, 1994-1997

American Bar Association

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Drug and Device Committee

Chair, 2001-2003

Lawyers for Civil Justice

Defense Counsel Trial Academy

Director, 1995

Trial Attorneys of America

Mississippi Bar Association

Capital Area Bar Association

Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

Reported Cases:
Experience: Significant Trials and Representation; Carolyn Lewis v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. - First MDL bellwether Product liability action involving pelvic mesh. Tried in the Southern District of West Virginia. (Lead counsel); resulted in a defense verdict (2014).; Linda Gross, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. - Product liability action involving pelvic mesh. Tried in Atlantic County, New Jersey. (Lead Counsel) (2013).; Christina Su v. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. - Product liability action involving prescription drug Fosamax. Tried in Atlantic County, New Jersey. (Lead Counsel) (2012).; Jo Ann Sessner v. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. - Second New Jersey bellwether product liability case involving prescription drug Fosamax (Lead Counsel); resulted in defense verdict (2012).; Alison Rosenberg v. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. - First New Jersey bellwether product liability trial involving prescription drug Fosamax (Lead Counsel) (2011).; Robert Beare v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.- First New Jersey bellwether product liability case involving prescription drug Levaquin (Lead Counsel); resulted in defense verdict (2011).; Paul Gaffney v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. - First New Jersey bellwether product liability case involving prescription drug Levaquin; (Lead Counsel); resulted in defense verdict (2011).; Brianna Maya v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. - Philadelphia trial involving product liability case in connection with Children's Motrin and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (Lead Counsel); resulted in plaintiff verdict (2011).; Christina Hoyt Hutto, et al. v. McNeil-PPC, Inc., et al. - wrongful death product liability action involving Tylenol (Lead Counsel) (La. 2010).; Louise H. Maley v. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. - New York trial involving second bellwether product liability case in connection with Fosamax (Lead Counsel); resulted in defense verdict (2010).; Thomas B. Gaines v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. - California wrongful death action involving Children's Motrin and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (Trial Counsel); resulted in defense verdict (2010).; Shirley Boles v. Merck & Co., Inc. - New York trial involving first bellwether product liability case involving prescription drug Fosamax (Trial Counsel); resulted in mistrial (2009).; Kimberly Zundel, et al., v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. - New Jersey trial product liability action involving Children's Motrin and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (Lead Counsel); resulted in defense verdict (2009).; Sabrina Brierton Johnson v. Johnson & Johnson, et. al. - California product liability action involving Children's Motrin and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (Lead Counsel); resulted in defense verdict (2008).; Gary Albright v. Merck & Co., Inc., et al. - Alabama Vioxx litigation (Trial Counsel); resulted in defense verdict (2006).; Thomas Cona, et al. v. Merck & Co., Inc. - New Jersey Vioxx litigation (Lead Counsel); resulted in defense verdict in product liability claim (2006).; John McDarby v. Merck & Co., Inc. New Jersey Vioxx litigation (Lead Counsel); resulted in plaintiff verdict (2006).; Frederick Humeston, et al. v. Merck & Co., Inc. New Jersey Vioxx litigation (Trial Counsel); resulted in defense verdict in product liability claim.; Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. v. Jackson, 883 So.2d 91 (Miss. 2004).; Culbert v. Johnson & Johnson, 883 So.2d 550 (Miss. 2004).; Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. v. Keys, 879 So.2d 446 (Miss. 2004).; Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. v. Scott, 876 So.2d 306 (Miss. 2004).; Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. v. Bailey, 878 So.2d 31 (Miss. 2004), is a decision of the Mississippi Supreme Court reversing a $48 million judgment awarded to ten plaintiffs in a product liability action involving a prescription drug.; Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. v. Grant, 873 So.2d 100 (Miss. 2004).; Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. v. Armond, 866 So.2d 1092 (Miss. 2004), is a decision of the Mississippi Supreme Court which significantly changed the landscape of litigation in Mississippi, declaring that joinder of plaintiffs in prescription drug cases, in many cases improper, was subject to strict scrutiny, resulting in severance of many claims and transfers to appropriate venues.; Hardy v. Bayer Corporation and SmithKIine Beecham Corporation, 02cv108, Hinds County, Mississippi (2003), product liability action in which the Court granted a directed verdict in favor of SmithKline Beecham Corporation, a co-marketer of a prescription drug. Lead trial counsel for SmithKline Beecham.; Bennett v. Madakasira, 821 So.2d 794 (Miss. 2002).; Davis v. American Home Products Corporation, et al., District Court, Jefferson County, Texas, Cause No. B-150, 760, was a product liability action involving a contraceptive product which resulted in a defense verdict on three of four plaintiff's claims and a $38, 000 award to the plaintiff on the other. Trial counsel for Wyeth.; Vonna Smith v. Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Circuit Court of Miller County, Arkansas, Cause No. CIV-93-1053, was a product liability case involving breast implants. The jury returned a defense verdict.; Cruz Luevano v. Baxter Healthcare Corporation, District Court of Zavala County Texas, Cause No. 94-04-08755CV, product liability action involving breast implants; resulted in defense verdict.; Wilbanks v. Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust 1998 WL 433940 (N.D. Miss.), cert. denied ___U.S. ___ (2000). Summary judgment for defendant granted; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed.; Kemp v. G. D. Searle and Co., 103 F.3d 405 (5th 1997), product liability action involving an intrauterine contraceptive, in which the trial court awarded summary judgment for the defendant; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed.; Toon v. Lederle Laboratories American Cyanamid Co., 603 So.2d 245, cert. denied, 607 So.2d 556 (La. App. ___), product liability action involving childhood vaccines. The trial court in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, granted a directed verdict for the defendant, and the Louisiana appellate court affirmed.; Andrew Jackson Life Ins. Co. v. Williams, 566 So.2d 1172 (Miss. 1990).; Bernhardt By and Through Bernhardt v. Richardson-Merrell, Inc., 892 F.2d 440, 15 Fed.R.Serv.3d 1047 (5th Cir. (Miss.) 1990).; Lindley v. Hamilton, 883 F.2d 360, Prod. Liab. Rep. (CCH) P 12, 262 (5th (Miss.) 1989).; Bernhardt By and Through Bernhardt v. Richardson-Merrell, Inc., 723 F.Supp. 1188 (N.D. Miss. 1988).; Presley v. South Cent. Bell Telephone Co., 684 F.Supp. 1397 (S.D.Miss. 1988).; MGIC Indem. Corp. v. Central Bank of Monroe, La., 838 F.2d 1382 (5th (La.) 1988).; Brown v. Credit Center, Inc., 444 So.2d 358 (Miss. 1983).; General Plumbing & Heating, Inc. v. American Air Filter Co., Inc., 696 F.2d 375 (5th(Miss.) 1983).; Bickerstaff v. South Central Bell Telephone Co., 676 F.2d 163 (5th(Miss.) 1982).; Burris v. South Central Bell Telephone Co., 540 F.Supp. 905 (S.D. Miss 1982).; Borden, Inc. Universal Industries Corp., 88 F.R.D. 708 (N.D. Miss. 1981).; Holley v. Funtime Skateland South, Inc., 392 So.2d 1135 (Miss. 1981).; Hughes Const. Co., Inc. v. Rheem Mfg. Co., 487 F.Supp. 345 (N.D. Miss. 1980).; Beco, Inc. v. American Fidelity Fire Ins. Co., 370 So.2d 1343 (Miss 1979).; Fowler v. Allied Equipment, Inc., 368 So.2d 829 (Miss. 1979).; Dillon v. South Central Bell Telephone Company, 366 So.2d 233 (Miss. 1979).; Gulf Guaranty Life Ins. Co. v. Thompson, 363 So.2d 297 (Miss. 1978).; Gulf Guaranty Life Ins. Co. v. Middleton, 361 So.2d 1377 (Miss. 1978).; National trial team, silicone breast implant litigation, Baxter Healthcare Corporation.; Nationwide coordinator, various litigation, Champion International, Inc.; Regional counsel, vaccine litigation for American Cyanamid Co. (now American Home Products Corporation).; Commercial Arbitrations; Challenger's Border Express, et al. v. Ford Motor Company.; Saugatuck Capital Company Limited Partnership III v. Ford Motor Company.
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