J. Craig Jones is one of most recognized and accomplished trial lawyers in Louisiana and a founding member of the nationally recognized law firm of Jones &Hill. For over 35 years Mr. Jones has helped victims and their families fight for justice and has obtained some of the largest verdicts and settlements in Louisiana. J. Craig has represented injured people in multiple cases that resulted in verdicts or settlements in excess of $10,000,000.00 and over twenty cases involving verdicts or settlements in excess of $1,000,000.00. His recent victories include Moya vs. Healthport Technologies, a Wisconsin Class Action that in 2019 resulted in a $43,000,000.00 settlement for Wisconsin Citizens who were overcharged for copies of their own medical records.
J. Craig is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College and in 2015 was recognized as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of all American lawyers. Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America are selected based upon their effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and superior ethical reputation. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and in 2018 his law firm, Jones & Hill, was named to the Top Ten Best Law Firms in America for client satisfaction.
Mr. Jones was born and raised in Oakdale, a small mill town in South Louisiana where he attended public schools and worked for his father’s weekly newspaper. He earned a B.S. degree from Louisiana Tech University in 1978 and his Juris Doctor degree from the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at Louisiana State University in 1986.
Jones & Hill is a full-service personal injury law firm in Louisiana. For over 35 years, we have been fighting for the rights of injured victims and their loved ones, helping them get back on their feet in the wake of serious accidents. With multiple offices and a team of dedicated attorneys, we have what it takes to fight for you and your family.
Our firm is committed to helping our clients use the cornerstone of civil justice—the United States jury system—to fight for justice and receive fair compensation for their physical, financial, and emotional losses at the hands of others. We stand up for those who do not have a voice against the interests of major corporations, manufacturers, and insurance companies, proudly serving clients throughout the entire state in complex personal injury litigation.
We never forget that we represent real human beings whose rights are diminished systematically in the name of profit, the bottom line, and institutional avoidance of responsibility. Every member of our firm recognizes the importance of this responsibility, one that we feel God has bestowed upon us, to fight for a person’s rights in the judicial arena.
Jones & Hill was created in 2000 by Attorney J. Craig Jones and Attorney Craig Ray Hill. Originally, Attorney Jones and Attorney Hill had separate law offices, where they focused on various legal areas and practices. However, due to the partners’ interest in personal injury litigation and trial practice, they came together to establish Jones & Hill and serve the people of Louisiana.
From its inception, the firm has quickly gained a reputation for being a leading firm in civil litigation and personal injury trial work. This reputation is one our partners have earned through successful litigation and securing favorable results on behalf of plaintiffs in complex and challenging cases.
Jones & Hill has offices located in Lake Charles, Alexandria, Oakdale and Oberlin, Louisiana, but the firm offers legal services throughout the southern United States, with attorneys licensed to practice in Louisiana and Texas. The firm places great emphasis on representing families and individuals who have been injured or have suffered damage as a result of automobile accidents, defective products, wrongdoing by large corporations, medical negligence, and other various types of accidents. Our attorneys handle all types of cases and focus primarily on litigation and trial representation.
We are a law firm dedicated to helping victims of negligence and wrongful conduct. We represent clients in a wide variety of legal matters, including:
- Hurricane damage claims
- Car accidents
- Agricultural injuries
- Motorcycle crashes
- Commercial vehicle and truck collisions
- Workers’ compensation claims
- Wrongful death
- Insurance bad faith
- And more
Our focus is to stand up for victims to help ensure they receive the full compensation and justice they deserve. Nearly every case we handle involves going up against greedy, profit-minded insurance companies. Often, jurors do not even realize that these entities are the ones standing behind the defendant and defense experts, calling the shots. Our mission is to successfully take on these powerful companies and prove our clients’ injuries and damages to the judge and jury. We strive to not only recover maximum compensation for our clients but also to take a stand against negligent and wrongful conduct and help ensure that similar acts and tragedies do not affect our communities again in the future.
Why Choose Our Firm?
Work Directly With an Attorney
We are hands on, our clients are NOT a file and their case will NOT be passed off to a young associate.
Committed to Our Communities
Jones & Hill believes in empowering those around us and providing support and services aimed at enriching the lives of others in our communities.
We Get To Know You by Name
If we take your case our attorneys will work on your case personally every step of the way.
Trained Accident Investigators
We utilize technology & trained accident investigators on every accident case.
We Get Results
Our attorneys have recovered millions on behalf of our clients.
Legal Experience Matters
Since 1996 we have been successfully representing injury victims throughout Louisiana.
What Sets Us Apart
Finding the right attorney for your personal injury case can be daunting. How do you know who will effectively represent your interests and advocate for the maximum compensation you are owed? How can you find a legal team that will not only build a powerful case on your behalf but also be consistently available, provide answers to your questions, and communicate with you about your case at every stage of the process?
At Jones & Hill, we are dedicated to not only providing our clients with the powerful and effective legal representation they need but also the compassionate, caring, and personalized support they deserve.
We strive to ease our clients’ stress and make the process as streamlined as possible by providing:
- Free, initial confidential consultations with zero obligation
- Contingency fees, meaning you do not pay unless we win your case
- More than 35 years of experience and a proven record of success
- In-home and in-hospital visits whenever necessary
- Personalized legal services and strategies tailored to your unique situation
- Close, caring relationships and hands-on representation
We are true trial lawyers who are unafraid to take your case to court if that is what is needed to secure the best possible result for your case. We have multiple offices located in Lake Charles, Alexandria, Oakdale, Oberlin, and and serve clients throughout Louisiana, including in Jeff Davis Parish, Arcadia Parish, Allen Parish, Beauregard Parish, Vernon Parish, Rapides Parish, Cameron Parish, and Calcasieu Parish.
Developing Personalized Relationships with Our Clients
When you have been injured in an accident or have lost a loved one in a tragic, catastrophic incident, you need someone who will be there for you every step of the way. At Jones & Hill, we understand that what you are going through is not just another case—it’s your life.
Because of this, we care for each of our clients as we would our close family and friends. We visit their homes, share meals with them, and learn their hopes and their fears. Why do we go this extra distance? Simple! We believe that knowing our clients on a deep and personal level is the only way we can truly represent them and their needs.
Many law firms have never grasped that the most important trial preparation they can do is really getting to know their client’s story. In essence, it is our clients we must know and understand in order to return fair compensation. We strive to develop meaningful, personal, and lasting relationships with our clients, getting to know them in such a way that when we present their cases, the judge and jury will also know the burden our clients have endured.
Committed to Your Complete Recovery
The outcome of a personal injury case will affect the rest of a person’s life. A favorable outcome can make all the difference in a victim’s ability to manage medical bills, everyday expenses while out of work, and the immense physical and emotional pain and suffering caused by the accident. When a victim is unable to secure justice, they and their entire family suffer.
At Jones & Hill, we have found that insurance companies are responsible for most cases going to trial, because they treat people cheaply and refuse to pay what is fair and just. The best way to insure that you are treated fairly by insurance companies is to hire a lawyer who is experienced in the court room and has a reputation for fighting for his clients. At Jones & Hill we will never sell our clients out for quick easy money. Instead, we represent serious and legitimate injured persons, and we are ready and able to go to trial and ask the jury for 100% of the equal trade dollar value of all damages Louisiana law entitles a person to receive.
Some of our reviews.
Honest, Great Communication!
Mr. Hill did a great job with my case. He was very nice, honest, and had great communication throughout [...]
Get it Done Lawyer!
I had Mr. Jones and when I say he was nothing but the best, I highly recommend him. With [...]
Patience During the Process
We would like to thank Mr. Jones and his staff for their patience during this process and for always [...]
Treated Me Like I Was Family
With regard to my experience with Jones & Hill, they are the best. It meant so much that they [...]