Joshua D. Jones


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Joshua D. Jones
Joshua D. Jones

“In business, the practice of law or day-to-day life, the primary foundations of any lasting success are integrity and hard work.” 

Josh Jones focuses his practice in the defense of brokerage firms and financial institutions against claims asserted by their customers and employees in state and federal court and in arbitration proceedings throughout the United States.  In addition, Josh has a general litigation practice, defends companies and individuals in connection with criminal and regulatory investigations, and represents lenders in reorganization, workout and litigated insolvency matters.

Josh is also a member of Bressler's Senior and Vulnerable Investor Group. The lawyers in this group have a shared interest in providing counsel to corporate clients who confront issues affecting seniors.

Josh’s first job was baling hay as a fifteen year old in August in the Alabama heat and humidity.  In addition to learning the value of working hard and pretty quickly realizing that he did not want to spend too many days in a hayfield, he saw that there were some people you could rely to give their best and to get the job done even when they were tired, things were tough, and the day grew long.  He tries to be that person for his clients, someone they can rely on to get the job done.  It is a pretty simple philosophy really, but one that has helped him gain the trust of clients from some of the largest financial companies in the world to small business owners here in Alabama. 

Josh is committed to the ideal of an attorney as a public servant, including through an active pro bono practice.  For several years, he represented multiple indigent children through the Immigrant Children’s Advocacy Project of Catholic Charities of Atlanta in an effort to assist these kids with securing Special Juvenile Immigrant Status.  More recently, Josh has focused his pro bono practice on veterans' issues, including volunteering with the ABA Military Pro Bono Project and Operation Stand-By, and securing accreditation with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs through the ABA’s Veterans’ Claims Assistance Network.  In addition, Josh currently serves the bar at large in his role as Co-chair of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Securities Litigation Committee.

In the community, Josh serves on the Board of Directors of Childcare Resources, a local non-profit child care resource and referral agency.  The mission of Childcare Resources is to make quality care and education of children happen by providing information, education and assistance to families, child care providers and the community.  He has volunteered at CCR since 2006, when he became a member of its Junior Board.  He is also an active member of Amici – Young Friends of Birmingham Opera since 2011.

While in law school, Josh was a student clerk for the Honorable G. Steven Agee of the Supreme Court of Virginia, now of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  Before beginning law school, he was the owner and operator of a small business in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

  • Successfully defended brokerage firm in Louisiana arbitration against $200,000 customer claim relating to alleged trading platform malfunction.
  • Successfully defended brokerage firm and registered representative in Massachusetts arbitration against $478,000 customer claim relating to beneficiary dispute.
  • Successfully defended registered representative in North Carolina arbitration against customer claim in excess of $840,000 relating to alleged diminished capacity in connection with beneficiary designation
  • Successfully defended brokerage firm in North Carolina arbitration against claim in excess of $1.1 million relating to alleged failure to disclose fees
  • Successfully defended brokerage firm in North Carolina arbitration against $700,000 claim relating to alleged failure to execute
  • Successfully defended brokerage firm and registered representatives in Florida arbitration against $330,000 claim relating to investments in municipal bond funds
  • Successfully defended brokerage firm and registered representatives in Florida arbitration against $1,000,000 claim relating to investments in preferred stock
  • Successfully defended brokerage firm and registered representatives in series of cases pending in multiple jurisdictions, including Illinois and Massachusetts, against claims relating to a managed product
  • Represented local business before U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and on appeal to the Eleventh Circuit in purported class action relating to alleged violation of federal consumer protection laws, 564 F.3d 1301 (11th Circuit 2009)
  • Represented publicly traded REIT in multiple federal and state court matters, including cases in which the courts enforced both the company’s contractual lien in its customer agreement and its limitation of liability provision, see, e.g., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136056 (N.D. Ala. 2012)
  • Represented brokerage firm in federal court in successful attempt to secure injunctive relief preventing the arbitration of a non-customer claim, 829 F. Supp. 2d 1141(N.D. Ala. 2011)
  • Represented world’s largest retailer in successfully compelling arbitration of a customer claim and defense of same at arbitration, 963 So. 2d 76 (Ala. 2007)
  • Recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers, Securities Litigation, 2015-2018
  • Recognized on the Alabama Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars” List, Securities Litigation, 2011-2014