Jones was initiated into the Mississippi Theta chapter at Mississippi State University in 1969. During his undergraduate tenure, he served as Recruitment Chairman & Philanthropy Chairman. Upon graduation, he enrolled at the University of Mississippi School of Law, from which he graduated cum laude in 1977.
Currently, Jones is senior counsel for Baker Donelson, where he specializes in health care litigation, commercial litigation, toxic tort litigation, general tort litigation and real estate litigation including annexation and eminent domain litigation. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2015.
Additionally, Jones is a recipient of the Order of the Lion, Order of Minerva, and the Merit Key.