Jones Legal Group, LLC is headed by Cynthia B. Jones, a dedicated legal professional well-versed in appellate practice and litigation. Cynthia concentrates her practice on civil and criminal appeals and civil litigation, including constitutional and criminal cases in federal and state courts.


Cynthia's appellate experience includes appeals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Washington and the various Courts of Appeal in Washington. She was named as a Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics Magazine in 2019, 2018, and 2017, following recognition as a Rising Star from 2010-2016. She started her legal career clerking for Washington Supreme Court Justice Charles W. Johnson.



Ms. Jones was appointed by the Western District of Washington United States District Court to serve a three-year term as Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit. Lawyer Representatives are chosen to serve three-year terms representing attorneys practicing in each of the Ninth Circuit’s 15 districts in nine western states and two Pacific Island jurisdictions.


Groups and Associations

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Lawyer Representative (2018-2020)

Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, Advisory Council (2019-current)

Federal Bar Association, Western District of Washington, Immediate Past President (current); formerly President (2017-2018), Vice President, Secretary, Board of Trustees (2015-2016), Membership Committee Co-chair (2012-2014)

American Bar Association, Member Appellate Judicial Division and Criminal Justice Section (2013-current)

Criminal Justice Act Panel for the 9th Circuit, Appointee (2012-current)

KCBA Appellate Practice Section, Executive Committee, Chair (2016); formerly First Vice-Chair, various roles (2011-2015)

Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Legislative Committee (2010-current)

Inn of Court, President-Elect (2018-current), Executive Board Member (2008-current); formerly Mentorship Chair (2016-2018), Chair of Membership Committee (2013-2016), Treasurer (2008-2011), Member (2006-2008)

Seattle University Law Alumni Board, Board Member (2012-2015)

Legal Voice, Board Member (2011-2012)

KCBA Young Lawyer Division, Elected Board of Trustees (2008-2011)



Presenting at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 2019


Presentations

"The POWER Act: The Western District of Washington's Compliance Program Focusing on Vanishing Native American Women and the Pro Bono Opportunities Advocated by the Alaska Legal Services Corporation" (with Chief Judge Ricardo Martinez)
2019 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference
July 22, 2019

“Bridging the Gap” CLE sponsored by the King County Association. “Practice Management Panel for Solos and Small Firms: Nuts & Bolts.”
March 28, 2019

"Tips from the Bench: Effectively Preserving Your Issues for Appeal" (sponsored by Federal Bar Association and King County Bar Association)
Moderator for Panel (with Chief Judge Ricardo S. Martinez, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington; Acting Chief Judge Michael J. Trickey, Washington State Court of Appeals, Division I; Judge Roger Rogoff, King County Superior Court)
February 10, 2017

"Preserving Issues on Appeal"
Co-presenter to King County Bar Association (Solo/Small Firm Section)
November 9, 2016

"Winning Your Appeal at Trial: Tips on Preservation and Avoiding Error"
Co-presenter to the Washington State Bar Association (Solo and Small Practice Section)
September 22, 2016



Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington annual dinner, 2017


Education

J.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law (2006)

     Faculty Scholar Award Nominee, 2006
     CALI Award for Highest Grade in Course (Civil Procedure)
     UCLA National Moot Court Competition, 2005 Quarter-finalist
     Women's Law Caucus, President 2005-2006


B.A., University of Washington (2001)

     Editorial Journalism Major; Political Science Major; Women's Studies Minor
     Dick Larsen Scholarship for Political Writers
     John & Harriet Reid Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Communication