Arkansas Business has published its 2017 40 under 40 list of nominees with Attorney Jamie Jones part of this year's class. The publication honors 40 intriguing business and political leaders under 40 years old who bear watching. The profiles are featured in this week's issue. Those chosen are nominated by readers and chosen by the editors of Arkansas Business. For a look at all the nominees, click here.
Published in Arkansas Business Monday, June 5, 2017
Jamie Huffman Jones
Notice to opposing litigants: Jamie Jones can read your mind.
Well, maybe not. But she did help run a cognitive psychology lab as a psychology undergrad at the University of Arkansas before earning her law degree from the University of Kansas in 2003. She’s been a partner at Arkansas’ largest law firm since 2010.
While most civil lawsuits are settled, Jones said she still loves the courtroom that she first experienced as part of a teen diversionary court while a student at Rogers High School. “My first argument in front of a jury was when I was 16 years old, and I’ve never really gotten over it,” she said.
Now most of her work involves railroads, automobiles and questions of constitutional law, but this much hasn’t changed: “It’s still about having a problem — although that’s more complex now — and how to break that down for the jury.”
She has served two terms on the board of the Junior League of Little Rock and is a sustaining member. She serves on the Arkansas Arts Center board and has been involved with the Arkansas chapter of the American Heart Association.
A mentor she credits for helping her find her place in the law is Friday partner Fred Ursery, “the consummate professional.”