Douglas E. Jones

Douglas E. Jones Attorney

Douglas E. Jones (djones@slblawfirm.com) is a principal in this firm and has been in practice since 1976. Mr. Jones attended Vanderbilt School of Law and graduated from Memphis State University School of Law in 1975. He is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.  Doug is a Martindale Hubble AV rated attorney.

Mr. Jones’s practice includes administrative law, government relations, business, personal injury, commercial and healthcare litigation. He also served as an Administrative Law Judge for the State of Tennessee. Mr. Jones is active in the Insurors of Tennessee and has been involved in this field for many years. Mr. Jones was the Treasurer for the Nashville Bar Association from1993 to 1994 and served as the Vice Chairman of the Petroleum Marketing Committee of the American Bar Association.

One of Doug’s areas of practice is business litigation. He has spoken on this area on numerous occasions and authored “Injury to Competitors is Injury to Competition: Predatory Pricing Under State Law,” Antitrust Law and Economics Review, Vol. 24, No. 3 (1992-93).

Mr. Jones served for nine years as the Chairman of TRICOR, which is Tennessee’s Prison Industry Program. He has also served as the President of the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society and Vice President of the Tennessee Civil War Preservation Society.

Mr. Jones represented the United Daughters of the Confederacy when Vanderbilt University tried to change the name of Confederate Memorial Hall.  The United Daughters of the Confederacy won the suit and was able to prevent the name change.

Douglas Jones has written four books, including “A Season of Darkness,” the story of the Marcia Trimble case.  The book ranked #3 on Amazon’s “Hot List” upon its release.

Cases of Note:

Negri v. VUMC – Docket No. 10C-2837 – Medical Malpractice – jury verdict, May 2011.

Tennessee Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy v. Vanderbilt University – 174 SW 3d 98 (2005).

Larry D. Washer v. Carthage General Hosptial, et al. – Smith County Circuit Court, Docket No.5145W; Medical Malpractice; settled 2004.

Campbell & Sons Oil Company v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc. – 237 F3d 636 (11th Circuit) 2000.

Del L. Baker v. ValuJet, Inc. – Davidson County Circuit Court, 1997; Personal Injury – jet crashed at Nashville International Airport.

Raeford Trucking Co. v. Venture Express – 1997 WL 71813.  Court of Appeals stated the rule on liquidated damages.

Lisa Campbell v. Dr. Frederick Finke – Davidson County Circuit Court – Medical Malpractice – jury verdict.

Estate of Dr. Lubomir, S. Hailica v. State Farm Insurance Company – Texas; Wrongful Death, 1986.

Elizabeth Windrow v. State of Tennessee – Haywood County Circuit Court, Docket No. 2669; convicts escaped from Fort Pillow, then kidnapped and murdered Plaintiff’s husband, case settled 1985.

GHEM, Inc. v. Mapco Petroleum – 992 F2d 1216 (1993).