Paul F. Jones, Phillips Lytle Counsel

Paul F. Jones

Counsel
Buffalo
(716) 847-7063
pjones@phillipslytle.com
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Mr. Jones’ areas of practice include the defense of personal injury litigation (product liability, chemical exposure, workplace accidents and other tort actions) and the prosecution and defense of general commercial litigation (contract, commercial tort, insurance and defamation actions).

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors & Awards

  • Named American Law Institute Life Member, 2018
  • Defense Trial Lawyers of Western New York, 2008 Defense Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Named the Best Lawyers® Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo, 2016
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law®
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2008-2018
  • Listed in Legal Elite of WNYBusiness First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, 2014-2015

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1974
  • University of Notre Dame, B.S. (Physics), magna cum laude, 1971

Judicial Clerkships

  • Hon. Matthew J. Jasen, New York Court of Appeals, 1974-1976

Professional Associations

  • American Law Institute
    • Members Consultative Group for Restatement (Third), Torts: Apportionment of Liability
    • Members Consultative Group for Restatement (Third), Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm
    • Members Consultative Group for Restatement (Third), Torts: Products Liability
    • Members Consultative Group for Restatement (Third), Torts: Liability for Economic Harm
    • Members Consultative Group for Restatement (Third), Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Lawyers’ Association of Western New York, Former Director and President
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
    • Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Executive Committee
      • Toxic and Hazardous Substance Committee, Former Chair
    • Eighth Judicial District Representative
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association

Present Activities

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York, Inc.
    • Grant Review Committee, Member
  • Blessed Sacrament Church of Buffalo, Trustee