p10101082WEST VIRGINIA MEDIATION LAWYER and WEST VIRGINIA ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAWYER. Mediating Certainty” is a West Virginia Mediation and alternative dispute resolution website and blog published by Keith A. Jones, an attorney, West Virginia mediator and managing member of the Jones Law Group, PLLC, a West Virginia law firm.  Please explore this site to learn about my substantive alternative dispute resolution practice areas and experiences as well as about my educational and legal background.  While its primary purpose is to provide information to lawyers and the public about mediation and news pertaining to certain substantive legal areas, the blog also covers a variety of other legal and informative topics — some newsworthy and some just for fun.

Education: Keith Jones is a 1985 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, where he served as a member of the West Virginia Law Review. Prior to attending law school, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism at WVU, and obtained a Master of Business Administration Degree from the College of Business and Economics at WVU.  While working toward his MBA, Mr. Jones worked with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at WVU to secure funding for significant capital projects at the university.

This unique educational background, combined with his professional experience and qualifications as an attorney, provides Keith with the communication skills and substantive knowledge needed to serve as an effective mediator.

Jones Law Group PLLC:  After serving as a Law Clerk at the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals from 1986 to 1988, and after working in large defense firms in Charleston, Keith founded his own law firm in January 1998 as a sole proprietor and has since registered as a West Virginia Professional Limited Liability Company.  The firm provides litigation and other services to numerous clients in a variety of substantive areas.  Its office is located about 15 minutes north of Charleston (about a minute from Interstate 77).

Professional Qualifications:

  • West Virginia State Bar, Trained Mediator (Advanced)
  • West Virginia State Bar, Member, District Grievance Committee
  • West Virginia State Bar, Member, Dispute Resolution Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Kanawha County Bar Association, Member
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice in all West Virginia courts
  • Litigation and trial attorney with large firm and small firm experience

Public Service

  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Law Clerk to Chief Justice (1986-1988)
  • West Virginia Legislature, Committee Counsel (Reg. Sess. 1994)
  • Commission on the Future of the WV Judicial System, Special Counsel (1997-1998)
  • Board of Governors, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia (1997-2000)
  • Board of Directors, Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center (2007-2008)
  • President, Sissonville Lions Club, Sissonville, WV (2009-2011)

Copyright 2009-2010, Keith A. Jones and the Jones Law Group PLLC.  The material on this blog is provided for informational and educational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or as creating an attorney-client relationship.  This blog should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a qualified, licensed professional attorney in your jurisdiction.   Keith A. Jones, Responsible Attorney, Charleston, West  Virginia Mediator.

Statewide Mediation Services:  Serving all counties and circuit courts in West Virginia, including Barbour County, Phillipi; Berkley County, Martinsburg; Boone County, Madison; Braxton County, Sutton; Brooke County, Wellsburg; Cabell County, Huntington; Calhoun County, Grantsville; Clay County, Clay; Doddrige County, West Union; Fayette County, Fayetteville; Gilmer County, Glenville; Grant County, Petersburg; Greenbrier County, Lewisburg; Hamphsire County, Romney; Hancock County, New Cumberland; Hardy County, Moorefield; Harrison County, Clarksburg; Jackson County, Ripley; Jefferson County, Charles Town; Kanawha County, Charleston; Lewis County, Weston; Lincoln County, Hamlin; Logan County, Logan; Marion County, Fairmont; Marshall County, Moundsville; Mason County, Pt. Pleasant; McDowell County, Welch; Mercer County, Princeton; Mineral County, Keyser; Mingo County, Williamson; Monongalia County, Morgantown; Monroe County, Union; Morgan County, Bath/Berkeley Springs; Nicholas County, Summersville: Ohio County, Wheeling; Pendleton County, Franklin; Pleasants County, St. Mary’s; Pocahontas County, Marlinton; Preson County, Kingwood; Putnam County, Winfield; Raleigh County, Beckley; Randolph County, Elkins; Ritchie County, Harrisville; Roane County, Spencer; Summers County, Hinton; Taylor County, Grafton: Tucker County, Parsons: Tyler County, Middlebourne; Upshur County, Buckhannon; Wayne County, Wayne; Webster County; Webster Springs; Wetzel County; New Martinsville; Wirt County, Elizabeth; Wood County, Parkersburg; Wyoming County, Pineville.

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