Nicole Jones

Partner

Nicole Jones is a partner in San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. Ms. Jones' additional practice areas include Product Liability, Transportation, and Construction Defect.

Nicole maintains a diverse caseload, defending individuals and corporations in a variety of disputes, ranging from catastrophic injury and wrongful death to construction site accidents and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and 8th Amendment violations. She represents clients at all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation though mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeal, in both state and federal courts throughout California.

Nicole represents general contractors and subcontractors, retailers, hotels, restaurants/bars, commercial and residential property owners, and managers in personal injury and subrogation cases arising from accidents on their premises and disputes with their tenants. Nicole’s experience in construction site injuries and construction defect cases has led to an understanding of various issues involving the machinery and operations involved, as well as OSHA regulations and their role in civil ligation.

Nicole has prepared and successfully argued scores of dispositive motions in both state and federal court. She has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases prior to trial, ultimately reducing her clients’ litigation costs and resulting in favorable outcomes. Nicole has first and second chaired trials to settlement and verdict, and has been involved in all aspects of trial preparation. Nicole works closely with opposing counsel, demonstrating civility and collegiality to her opponents, with consistently excellent results. Nicole is determined always to get the best possible result for her clients.

Publications

Technical Editor of the Santa Clara Law Review, Volume 46

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Admissions

California

United States District Court for the Northern District of California

United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association

Education

Santa Clara University, School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2006

  • Santa Clara Law Review, Volume 46
  • Oral Advocacy Award
  • Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center

International Institute of Human Rights summer study abroad in Strasbourg, France

2004

University of California at Davis

Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, 2002

  • Dean’s List
  • W. Turrentine Jackson Scholarship

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