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Attorney Kristen T. Jones



Who is Kristen T. Jones?

    Kristen T. (Turner) Jones was born and raised in the small town of Lincolnton, Georgia.  She is proud to have returned to Lincolnton to both live and work in the place that built her and supported her throughout her journey.  Kristen lives at home with her husband, Wesley, and enjoys spending time with her stepson, Landon, and her daughters, Aubrey Elizabeth and Isabelle Anne.  She has an immense love for her pets which include: dogs, cats, and most recently, chickens.  When she's not reading, playing with her children or pets, or spending time with her husband, Kristen loves listening to music and volunteering where needed in her local community.  She has most recently joined the Board of Directors for LC PAWS, Lincolnton's Rescue Agency, where she serves as Legal Counsel, Secretary on the Board of Directors, and a foster for local dogs and cats waiting a forever home.  She attends Wrens Church of God and First Assembly of God. She hopes to bring some faith, hope, and security to her community by serving and meeting their legal needs and exceeding their expectations.

Kristen's Journey to Becoming an Attorney: 

The College Years:  University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia (Class of 2010)

     After graduating as an Honor Graduate from Lincoln County High School (Class of 2005), Kristen moved to her first "big city" and joined the ranks of her familial predecessors in the Classic City, known to most as Athens, Georgia to matriculate at the University of Georgia in the fall of 2005.  An avid Georgia Bulldog fan, Kristen could most often be found in Sanford Stadium on Saturdays cheering her team onto victory.  Kristen also served as a volunteer and eventually as Executive Director of Designated Dawgs, Inc., formerly Watchdawgs, Inc., an organization and cause which is dear to her.  Kristen was also employed at the Athens YMCA for a time where she served as a soccer coach and study hall supervisor for various ages.  It was during this employment that Kristen began to find her passion for the law and the children and families that are impacted by it on a daily basis.  Kristen was also selected to join as a member of Sigma Alpha Pi, a leadership fraternity.  She also was a member of one of the University of Georgia's service sororities, Gamma Sigma Sigma within which she served as her Pledge Class President in 2007.  During her senior year at the University of Georgia, Kristen interned with the Western Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office in Athens, Georgia.

Law School Attendance:  Atlanta's John Marshall Law School (Class of 2013)

     Kristen graduated from the Univeristy of Georgia in May 2010 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a minor in history.  She then joined her future legal cohorts at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School in the bustling metropolis of Atlanta, Georgia.  While the city was quite a shock for a girl who appreciates the quiet country life, Kristen became enthralled with her legal studies.  While in law school, Kristen received numerous CALI awards, which are the awards given in law school to the student with the highest grade in a given class.  She was accepted to serve on the John Marshall Law School Law Journal's editorial board the summer following her first year and was published twice in the journal her second year.  In her third and final year of study, Kristen was selected to serve on the Executive Editor Board and served as the Executive Editor to Notes and Comments.  Kristen's student comment, which focused on one of her primary areas of passion, Family Law, was selected and published in the John Marshall Law School Law Journal in her third year.

     While in attendance at Atlanta's John Marshall, Kristen gained countless invaluable experiences both inside and outside the classroom.  In the classroom, Kristen undertook courses and focused her efforts on mastering the technicalities of legal work including alternative dispute resolution, wills, trusts, estate planning, bankruptcy, and family law.  Outside the classroom, Kristen focused on the practicality of her efforts.  Kristen served as the Secretary of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society.  She would eventually go on to found the Family Law Society at the school and serve as its President.  She was also selected to serve as a Research Assistant for one the school's alternative dispute resolution professors.  She served as a judicial intern to Chief Judge Robert E. Flournoy, III in Cobb County Superior Court, an intern with the Augusta-Richmond County District Attorney's Office, and an intern with The McCormick Law Firm, P.C. in Alpharetta, Georgia.  Each of the internships exposed Kristen to various intricacies that are present in the many areas of law in Georgia and Federal Law including, but not limited to, creditor bankruptcy, debtor bankruptcy, divorce, child custody and visitation, alimony, legitimation, adoption, juvenile law, wills, trusts, and criminal law - both prosecution and defense.

After Law School:  Bar Admission, Building Her Own Practice, Bringing the Law to You

     Kristen graduated Cum Laude and sixth in her class from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School in May 2013 and immediately entered preparation for the July 2013 Georgia Bar Exam.  Kristen sat for the July 2013 Georgia Bar Exam and received her passing results in October 2013.  While waiting for results, she was employed with Louis Saul, P.C. in Augusta, Georgia where she gained invaluable creditor and debtor bankruptcy and wills experience.  She was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in November 2013.  She has been sworn into the bars of Georgia state and superior courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals ,and the Georgia Supreme Court.  She has also been admitted to practice in the Southern, Middle, and Northern District Courts of the United States of America, including the Bankruptcy Courts of the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Georgia.  Kristen is a certified mediator registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, although she is currently inactive in this capacity, and is a trained Guardian Ad Litem and Child Welfare Attorney serving the CSRA in probate and superior courts for adults and minors.

      Kristen is passionate about her areas of practice and strives to bring the most effective and efficient representation possible to her clients while focusing on the cares and needs of clients in respect to their legal representation.  It has been her goal to return home to the Central Savannah River Area (C.S.R.A.) and open a law practice that would focus on the needs of families as each member attempts to navigate through the legal world.  Kristen has a deep passion for the areas of law which impact families on a daily basis and strives to bring that passion into every aspect of each client's case.

BAR ADMISSIONS:

2013 - State Bar of Georgia
2013 - Georgia Court of Appeals
2013 - Georgia Supreme Court
2014 - Southern District (and Bankruptcy) Court of the United States of America
2015 - Middle District (and Bankruptcy) Court of the United States of America
2016 - Northern District (and Bankruptcy) Court of the United States of America

CERTIFICATIONS
2013 - General Civil Litigation Mediator (currently inactive)
2014 - Completed Child Advocate Training (Guardian Ad Litem):  Probate, Juvenile, and Custody

PUBLICATIONS
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ATLANTA'S JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL LAW JOURNAL
December 2011 -  "House Bill 261:  Disclosure; Certain Records Exempt
May 2012 - "House Bill 871:  Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011"
          Co-Authors:  Penelope Hansen, Ethan Scott Williams, Esquire, and Tiffany Norris
December 2012 - "The 'Magic Moment' of Honesty:  Protecting Georgia's Children and the Men that Did Not Create Them

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:
CALI Awards in:  Estate Planning, Real Property, Constitutional Law, Juvenile Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution