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Christopher J. Jones

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4545 NW 8th Ave
Gainesville, Florida 32605

Christopher J. Jones was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Sarasota, Florida. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross (Bachelor of Arts, 2004, Economics) and the University of Florida Levin College of Law (Juris Doctor, 2009). As an undergraduate, he was a Division I college athlete and a member of the International Economics Honor Society Omicron Delta Epsilon.

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Christopher J. Jones is a current member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Eighth Judicial Circuit Chapter; Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar; Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association; Florida Bar Association Criminal Law Section; and the American Bar Association. He has been recognized for his dedication to his clients through the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award – 2016 for Criminal Defense.

Christopher J. Jones is married to Megan, who is also a criminal defense attorney. They are proud parents of one daughter, Delilah, who is currently three years old. Christopher J. Jones enjoys lifting weights, playing outside with his daughter, and going to the beach.

Why Choose Chris? From Criminal Defense to Family Law, He is Dedicated to Helping You

Facing any legal issue can not only have long-lasting repercussions for you, your family, and your assets, but may require experience and an in-depth knowledge of the law to help you seek the results you deserve.

At Christopher J. Jones, P.A., our Gainesville criminal defense and family law attorney Chris Jones views cases differently. He is aggressive when your rights are on the line but compassionate because he knows what you are going through. Attorney Jones will never just tell you what you want to hear; instead, he makes sure that you are fully aware of all of your legal options so you can make the best possible decision in your matter.

Do you need legal help? Call 352.377.7800 to discuss your case with our skilled attorney today.

How our Gainesville Lawyer can Help

In matters involving criminal accusations or an arrest to sensitive issues involving your family, you can count on our lawyer to always deal directly with you and your matter. At our firm, you are not passed off to a junior associate or paralegal and you always receive the personal attention that your case deserves.

All of our clients benefit from the following:

Compassionate & Aggressive Representation

One of Attorney Chris Jones’ top priorities is to see our clients, who have gotten caught up in a bad situation or a bad addiction, make an informed choice to turn their lives around. When you seek our Gainesville criminal defense lawyers’ assistance, you receive a skilled advocate and a trusted advisor who always keeps your rights and your best interests in mind.

  • What made you choose a career in criminal law?
    I find criminal law interesting, and I enjoy helping people.
  • In your opinion, what sets your firm apart from other firms in the area?
    I deal with clients directly 100 percent of the time. I answer the phone when they call and I constantly provide them updates on their case.
  • Tell us about a case that you are particularly proud of:
    A young man was arrested for stealing jewelry from his mother and pawning the items. He had a drug addiction and he wanted some help. I was able to get him admission into a halfway house and he followed through on his promise. Over three years later he is sober and he has his family back.
  • What steps do you take to prepare for a difficult case?
    This first things that I look at are all charging documents. It is important to make sure that the charges are correct, and that there is enough evidence to charge someone. These are usually available almost immediately after arrest. Then I try to talk to the accused and any helpful witnesses. I do this to put together the best possible defense as soon as I can.
  • How do you view your role in the attorney-client relationship?
    My role is to be an objective advisor to my clients. At the end of the day, it is their decision whether to go to trial or enter a plea.
  • What sets you apart from other criminal defense attorneys – why is this important?
    I believe that the attorney-client relationship needs to be based upon integrity. I do not tell my clients what they may want to hear. I believe that is a disservice to them. It is important that they know all consequences so that they can make the best decision for themselves.
  • How does having experience benefit your clients?
    Hiring a lawyer is an important step in protecting someone looking to defend their case. Having the knowledge that the attorney they choose has experience can lessen the stress on them leading up to the case conclusion.
  • In your opinion, what is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
    Watching people who are caught up in a bad situation or bad addiction make a choice and turn their lives around.
  • What advice do you most often give your clients & why?
    To always consider the long term consequences of a decision and to not make decisions based on emotions. I often say this to clients because sometimes emotions can cloud the best outcome.
Client Reviews
"I first hired Thomas Edwards to defend me and my daughter in the early 1990s. He put his heart into that case.Of all the attorneys in the state of Florida he would be the one I would call, if need for an attorney ever arose again." Jan
"We are from Lake City, Florida. As parents, we sought the help of Mr. Edwards in my daughter's behalf. As a young lady, she had acquired multiple felonies with the prospect of 10-15 years in prison facing her. Mr. Edwards heard our case, took it on with confidence, and got her sentence reduced to 10 years probation, and restitution. That was 8 years ago, and my daughter is married, has a son, and is doing great. She hasn't even had a traffic violation. Because Mr. Edwards believed in us and took a chance, we will be forever be in his debt. He is a great lawyer, with a very big heart." Colin
"I hired Christopher for situation I got myself in. He worked hard to get my case dropped. I definitely would recommend this attorney to anyone needing one. He puts his heart in his work." Roy M.
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