FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2018
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP COUNSEL PAUL F. JONES NAMED LIFE MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE
Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle Counsel Paul F. Jones was named a Life Member of the American Law Institute (ALI) at the ALI Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on May 22.
During his 25 years of elected membership in the ALI, Mr. Jones has served on the Members Consultative Groups for all five separate projects, including Products Liability [1993-1998], Apportionment of Liability [1993-2000], Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm [1996-2012], Liability for Economic Harm [2004-2007, 2010-2018], and Intentional Torts to Persons [2012-present], which are part of ALI’s ongoing revision of the Restatement (Second), Torts, and the creation of a new Restatement (Third), Torts.
The new class of Life Members includes 25 members who clerked for the judiciary, 12 who served as Federal Judges, two who served as Judges of their states’ highest courts, 37 who joined law school faculties, five who became law school deans, and one who is a member of the NFL Hall of Fame.
The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. The ALI drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education. By participating in the Institute’s work, its distinguished members have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to work with other eminent lawyers, judges, and academics, to give back to a profession to which they are deeply dedicated, and to contribute to the public good.
Mr. Jones’ areas of practice include the defense of personal injury litigation (product liability, chemical exposure, workplace accidents, and other tort actions), as well as the prosecution and defense of general commercial litigation (contract, commercial tort, insurance, and defamation actions).