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Leslie Ann Jones Resume

Employment History

2009-Present    

I specialize in litigation related to health care, employment, including labor law, zoning, civil rights and housing cases, as well as corporate and real estate transactions. Additionally, from time to time, I teach ethics at the Northwestern Law School and deposition practice with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.


2006-2009 

EAST LAKE MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT CORP.

General Counsel (handling a wide range of employment, real estate and corporate matters in house and through supervision of outside counsel) and low income housing developer.


1988-2006  

JOHNSON, JONES, SNELLING, GILBERT & DAVIS, P.C., 

I specialize in litigation related to health care, employment, including labor law, zoning, civil rights and housing cases, as well as corporate and real estate transactions. Additionally, from time to time, I teach ethics at the Northwestern Law School and deposition practice with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

 

1986-1988 

NORTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL

Clinic Fellow in the Law School's Legal Clinic: I supervised students in criminal, environmental, civil rights and housing cases and taught pre-trial, negotiation and trial skills.


1983-1986           

LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION OF CHICAGO

I originally served in a neighborhood office working on a wide range of direct service and "impact" cases, and then was promoted to a specialist position in housing litigation. 


1982-1983 

LAW CLERK to the Honorable Luther M. Swygert

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

 

Education

 HARVARD LAW SCHOOL (J.D., 1982): An Editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review; Member, Winning Team, Ames Moot Court Competition, 1981;Member, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau 


 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (M.B.A., 1979)(Not-For-Profit Management)

 (Charles L. Merrill Fellow 1978/79)


 NORTHWESTERN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS (1973-1975)


 YALE UNIVERSITY (B.A. Economics, 1973)



Decisions Reported in Westlaw in Cases in Which Leslie Jones’ Participation was Significant


 Biondo v. Chicago, Il, 2005 WL 40611 (2005)(certiorari petition concerning the Seventh Amendment)


 Richardson v. Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, 2002 WL 461695 (2002) (employment discrimination), affirmed 2003 WL 716589 (2003)


 Martens v. Smith Barney, Inc., 2003 WL 21543506 (2003) (attorney misconduct), affirmed 2004 WL 2428720 (2004)


 Ingram v. Merrill Lynch, 371 F.3d 950 (2004)(attorney misconduct)


 Gray v. Loyola, 210 Ill. Dec. 330 (1st Dist. 1995) (university tenure issue)


 Brach Van Houten Holding, Inc. v. Save Brach's Coalition for Chicago, 856 F. Supp. 472 (N.D. Ill. 1994) (trademark infringement and First Amendment)


 Freeman United Coal Mining Company v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs and United States Department of Labor, 973 F.2d 514 (7th Cir. 1992) (black lung claim)


 Amax Coal Company v. James L. Franklin and Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs and United States Department of Labor, 957 F.2d 355 (7th Cir. 1992) (black lung claim)


 United Citizens of Chicago and Illinois, et al. v. Coalition to Let the People Decide in 1989, 125 Ill. 2d 332, 531 N.E.2d 802 (1988) (election law, First Amendment)


 The People of the State of Illinois v. Isaac Asteri, 196 Ill. App. 3d 885, 554 N.E.2d 1059 (1st Dist. 1990) (murder)


 American National Bank & Trust Company v. Connie Dominick, 507 N.E.2d 512, 107 Ill. Dec. 599 (1st Dist. 1987) (eviction)


 Rolando Orrego, et al. v. 833 West Buena Joint Venture, et al., 943 F.2d 730 (7th Cir. 1991) (federal subsidized housing)


 Frank Lumpkin, et al. v. Envirodyne Industries, Inc., 933 F.2d 449 (7th Cir. 1991) (ERISA)


 Oliver W. Eifler v. Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Peabody Coal Company and Old Republic Insurance Company, 926 F.2d 663 (7th Cir. 1991) (black lung claim)


 United States of America v. Phillip Grandinetti, Jr., 891 F.2d 1302 (7th Cir. 1989) (federal bank fraud)


 Walter Friedrich v. City of Chicago and Fred Rice, 888 F.2d 511 (7th Cir. 1989) (amicus brief, civil rights, expert witness fees)


 Winzer Jordan v. Benefits Review Board of the United States Department of Labor, et al., 876 F.2d 1455 (11th Cir. 1989) (black lung claim)


 United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Chicago Housing Authority, et al., 702 F. Supp. 709 (N.D. Ill. 1989) (employment discrimination)


 Clausell Mabry, et al. v. Village Management, Inc., et al., 109 F.R.D. 76 (N.D. Ill. 1985) (housing discrimination)

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