L. Blake Jones

Blake 9-min

(504) 788-2622

Practice Areas

  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Premise Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • General Litigation

Education

  • Tulane Law School New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctorate - 1972
  • Louisiana State University
    • Louisiana State University, B.A. 1968
    • Major: History
  • University of Belgrade Belgrade, Serbia
    • 1966
    • Honors: Fulbright-Hays Study Grant

Bar Admission

  • Louisiana
  • West Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana

Classes & Seminars

  • Speaker, Civil Procedure, Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers
  • Maritime Speaker, Jamaican Sunset CLE, 2006 to 2013
  • Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association Speaker 2017, 2021

Pro-Bono Activities

  • National Board Member, St. Judes Ranch for Children, 1999 to 2014
  • Past President, New Orleans Coalition
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Team and Playground Sponsor, Coach, Friends of N.O.R.D.
  • Bureau of Governmental Research
  • Public Affairs Research Counsel
  • Family Service Greator New Orleans, Chairman 2019

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Family Services of Greater New Orleans New Orleans, Board Member and Chair 2019

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Justice, Member Director
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Louis Martinet Legal Society, Former Member
  • Bar Association of the Federal 5th Circuit. Member

Honors

  • Named to the 2020 Louisiana Super Lawyers List

Judicial/Arbitration Appointments

  • Prudential Securities Claim for the South District of new York, Appointed Louisiana Mediator/Arbitrator
  • Louisiana Supreme Court, Appointed Judge Ad Hoc to District Court
  • Bar Association of the Federal 5th Circuit
  • Appointed Judge Ad Hoc by Louisiana Supreme Court for various State Courts

Honors

Super Lawyers: 2018-2024

Prestigious accolades that honor outstanding legal professionals across various practice areas. Recognized for their excellence, these awards are the result of a meticulous selection process, combining peer nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations.

About Me

Blake Jones is a leader in Maritime & Jones Act advocacy. With his over 50 years of practicing law, Blake and his Team have the ability and knowledge to tackle the most difficult cases. From his early days as a civil rights attorney to his current practice specializing in maritime and personal injury, Blake understands the diverse and unique nature of the laws that govern the waters, the land, and the roadways.

 

Blake majored in History at Louisiana State University and received his Juris Doctorate from Tulane Law School.  He also received a Fulbright-Hays Study Grant to the University of Belgrade (Serbia). He frequently lectures on Civil Law and Maritime issues.

 

A former little league coach with the New Orleans Recreation Department, Blake prides himself on telling great stories.  He is active in the community and is former Board Chair of Family Services of Greater New Orleans.

 

Blake was a National Board member of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children and past president of the New Orleans Coalition. He is currently on the board of the Made in New Orleans Foundation and the Louisiana Civil Rights Museum Advisory Board. Blake is also active with the Bureau of Governmental Research and the Public Affairs Research Council.