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Francis J. "Pete" Jones, Jr.

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Overview

Francis "Pete" J. Jones, Jr. has over 30 years of experience litigating plaintiffs' personal injury matters. He has participated in a number of cases that have developed new law in this area.

Pete’s practice focuses on the prosecution of claims arising from automobile accidents, defective products, and premises liability. Pete is also involved in insurance coverage disputes for individuals against carriers. Pete is an active ADR practitioner serving as both a mediator and/or arbitrator.

Among his peers, Pete has been recognized by Delaware Today and Delaware Super Lawyers® as an outstanding Delaware lawyer in the fields of plaintiff personal injury and alternative dispute resolution.

Experience

  • Substantial settlement for a client injured by a defective chair
  • Substantial settlement for a client injured by a tractor trailer driver
  • Jury award against an insurance carrier for failure to pay medical payments and lost wages under a policy of insurance
  • Substantial settlement in a construction site accident case

Professional Affiliations

Delaware Board of Bar Examiners, Former Associate Member
Delaware Supreme Court, Lawyer's Fund for Client Protection, Present Chair
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Former Governor
Delaware State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Board of Directors of the National High School Mock Trial Program, Chair Rules Committee, Former Chair
American Association for Justice
American Board of Trial Advocates
Delaware Chapter American Board of Trial Advocates, Former Chair

Recent Matters

Complex personal injury case involving an incident in Indonesia and the application of foreign law

Leading case in the underinsured motorist coverage area establishing that carriers are bound by decisions of arbitrators

Case establishing the mirror concept in UM/UIM policies

Affirmation by the Delaware Supreme Court that Delaware does not recognize Dram Shop Liability

Case involving the validity of a Delaware Motor Vehicles’ exclusion in an uninsured motorist policy

Determination of the availability of no-fault coverage for the period beyond the 2-year anniversary date of the accident

News & Events

News & Events

Community

Community

State and National High School Mock Trial

Recognition

Honors

Best Lawyers®, 2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for Personal Injury Litigation

Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Rating

Clerk for The Honorable John J. McNeilly, Delaware Supreme Court

Delaware Super Lawyers®, 2011-2014

Delaware Today®, "Top Lawyers", 2006, 2008, 2013 and 2014

Philadelphia Magazine®, "Top Attorneys in Delaware", 2011

Best Lawyers®, 2008-2017

Recipient of the 2017 Justice Gene Franchini Golden Gavel Award

Delaware State Bar Association Distinguished Mentoring Award, 2005

Middle States Counsel for Social Studies, Distinguished Service Award, 2008

T 302.651.3586
F 302.504.9742

Clerkships

Clerk for The Honorable John J. McNeilly, Delaware Supreme Court

Admissions

Delaware, 1983

Maryland, 2006

U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit 

Education

Catholic University Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1982

Catholic University of America, B.A., 1979

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