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Mr. Jones is an experienced trial attorney representing clients in a variety of complex litigation matters. Mr. Jones has successfully advocated on behalf of clients in state and federal courts, as well as in private arbitrations, and mediations and appellate matters before the Nevada Supreme Court. Mr. Jones has represented international gaming companies, national and community banking institutions, real estate developers, and individuals in disputes including breaches of contract, securities fraud, employment, mechanic’s liens, and partnership disputes. In addition to providing superior service to his clients, Mr. Jones has been acknowledged by national and local publications such as Super Lawyers and Vegas Inc., as well as attorney rating organizations such as Martindale-Hubbell and Avvo.com, as a top attorney in his practice area.

Mr. Jones previously served in the Nevada State Senate (2012-2014), where he chaired the Health and Human Services Committee, and served on the Judiciary and Commerce, Labor, and Energy Committees. In addition to his legislative service, Mr. Jones provides pro bono representation to child victims of domestic abuse and neglect through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s Children’s Attorney Project and serves as counsel for conservation group Save Red Rock. Mr. Jones has also previously served on the Board of Directors for United Way of Southern Nevada and as Chair of the Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Jones served as a law clerk to the Honorable Roger L. Hunt of the United States District Court, District of Nevada. Mr. Jones is admitted to practice in Nevada, California, and the United States District Courts for the District of Nevada and Southern District of California.

Publications

  • Removal and Remand (Chapter 8), Nevada Civil Practice Manual (6th ed. 2016)
  • Don’t Cry for Me, Argentena: SB140 and the Strengthening of Attorneys’ Lien Rights in Nevada, CCBA Communiqué (Sept. 2012)
  • AB273: A Win for Homeowners, a Loss for Commercial Lenders, CCBA Communiqué (Sept. 2012)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Legislative Update: Top Ten Bills from the 2013 Legislature Affecting Litigators,” State Bar of Nevada, Litigation Section CLE (Aug. 2013)
  • “May it Please the Court – Effective Case Presentation at Trial,” National Business Institute (Nov. 2012)
  • “Aftermath of AB273,” State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting (June 2012)
  • “Twelve Angry Men (and Women): Fixing Common Mistakes in Jury Selection,” State Bar of Nevada, Litigation Section CLE (Feb. 2012)
  • “Best Practices for Retaining Dedicated Lawyers,” UNLV Boyd School of Law (Feb. 2012)

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Brigham Young University (1997)
  • Jurisdoctor, George Washington University School of Law (2001) – Editor-in-Chief, The Environmental Lawyer journal

Memberships

  • Vice Chair and Co-Founder, State Bar of Nevada, Litigation Section
  • Member, Clark County, Nevada and American Bar Associations Member, Nevada Justice Association

Honors & Awards

  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell
  • Rated “Superb/10.0” by Avvo.com
  • Selected to Mountain States Super Lawyers (2013-2017)
  • Selected to Mountain States Rising Star (2008, 2011-2012)
  • Recognized as a “40 Under 40” by VEGAS INC (2013)
  • Recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by VEGAS INC (2012)
  • Recognized as a Nevada “Legal Elite” by by Nevada Business Journal (2012)
  • Recognized by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada for pro bono service (2010, 2012, 2016, 2017)

Ms. Lovelock is a trial and appellate attorney who represents individuals and corporate clients in complex litigation matters. Ms. Lovelock’s experience not only covers the entire State of Nevada, but also includes a broad spectrum of litigation forums, including governmental agencies, arbitration and mediation, and state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

Ms. Lovelock’s success in advocating for her clients is proven. In just the last few years, she has obtained judgments for her clients that exceed seventy-five million dollars. She also has successfully defended her clients against claims that sought damages in the millions.

When representing a corporate client, Ms. Lovelock employs strategies that consider the clients’ immediate needs as well as its long-term goals. Ms. Lovelock ensures she fully understand how her client’s business operates, including its values, and brings this knowledge to bear in every decision. For individuals, Ms. Lovelock communicates difficult legal concepts in a manner that is understandable and never loses sight of her client’s personal well-being. Still, for every client, no matter the size or the amount in controversy, Ms. Lovelock understands that the matters she is entrusted to handle are important and she provides reliability and constant communication with each and every client.

Ms. Lovelock is an active Children’s Attorney Project attorney whereby she represents abused and neglected children in the foster care system. The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada honored Ms. Lovelock for her contributions by selecting her the Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month in July of 2016.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Lovelock was an Equal Employment Opportunity Federal Investigator. Previously, she served as a legal extern for the governor of Arizona Janet Napolitano.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania (2003)
    • cum laude
    • Political Science, with distinction
    • Sociology, with distinction
    • Christopher H. Browne Trustee Scholarship, 2001 – 03
    • Association of Alumnae Rosemary D. Mazatenta Scholar Award, 2002
  • Jurisdoctor, University of Arizona, James E. Rodgers School of Law (2008)
    • James E. Rogers College Scholarship, 2005-08
    • Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, 2006-08

    Memberships

    • Trial & Insurance Practice Section Leadership Academy, American Bar Association
    • Member, Clark County, Nevada, and American Bar Associations

    Honors & Awards

    • Selected to Mountain States Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2013-2017)
    • Recognized as a Nevada “Legal Elite” by by Nevada Business Journal
      • 2012 – Appellate, Banking, and Business and Commercial Litigation
      • 2013 – Appellate, Banking, and Business and Commercial Litigation
      • 2016 – Appellate, Commercial Litigation, and Real Estate
      • 2017 – Commercial Litigation, Appellate, and Employment

    Published Cases

    • Branch Banking & Trust Co. v. Eloy Bus. Park, LLC, 112 F. Supp. 3d 1129 (D. Nev. 2015)(obtained summary judgment)
    • Branch Banking & Trust Co. v. Pahrump 194, LLC, 51 F. Supp. 3d 993 (D. Nev. 2014)(obtained summary judgment)
    • Branch Banking & Trust Co. v. Pebble Creek Plaza, LLC, 46 F. Supp. 3d 1061 (D. Nev. 2014) (obtained summary judgment)
    • Nevada Ass’n Services Inc. v. District Court, 338 P.3d 1250 (Nev. 2014) (granting writ of mandamus directing district court to grant motion for summary judgment based upon application of the voluntary payment doctrine as a complete defense to claims for money damages)
    • State v. Nevada Ass’n Services, Inc., 294 P.3d 1223 (Nev. 2012) (affirming preliminary injunction enjoining advisory opinion of State Financial Institutions Division that was issued without authority or jurisdiction)