Attorney Vaughan C. Jones

Former Prosecutor Ready to Fight for Your Rights

As a former prosecutor, Attorney Vaughan C. Jones has effectively represented hundreds clients charged with crimes in Virginia. His success is the result of hard-work, dedication, courtroom advocacy skills and experience.

Background and Experience

After law school, Jones served in one of the seven legal clerkships at the Virginia Supreme Court, the highest appellate court in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He used his exclusive position to acquire a position as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia. As an Assistant Attorney General, Jones represented the Governor of Virginia, the Virginia Parole Board, and was special counsel to the Virginia Department of Corrections.

In 1999, Jones joined the Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. As a prosecutor, Jones tried almost every type of criminal matter and participated in several of the City's highest profile cases, including a successive capital murder conviction in 2002. During his time as a lead prosecutor, Jones never lost a jury trial.

In 2003, Jones left the Commonwealth's Attorney Office to form the firm Johnson Jones. As a founding partner, Jones and his firm represented some of Richmond's most notorious criminal defendants, including:

  • Homicide
  • Capital murder
  • Federal offenses

The firm quickly grew in size and hired several of Richmond's most notable and talented criminal defense attorneys. Prior to its dissolution, Johnson Jones became one of the larger solely criminal defense law firms in the Richmond area. Former associates from that firm have gone on to achieve tremendous careers in Central Virginia.

The Start of the Firm

In 2009, Jones established the law office of Vaughan C. Jones, Attorney at Law. Beginning that year, Jones grew his legal practice and reputation state-wide. Within a short time, he had won legal victories in:

  • Southwestern Virginia
  • Northern Virginia
  • Tidewater

Jones tried federal felony jury trials in Charlottesville, Norfolk, and Richmond. Relying on his law school experience in Washington, D.C., Jones appeared in Alexandria's federal court and won successive legal victories in Northern Virginia.

Never afraid to take a case to trial, he has tried approximately seventy felony criminal jury trials in eleven different jurisdictions. He has represented clients in twenty-four different state judicial circuits, Federal District Court, and had a legal opinions on his cases published in the Virginia Supreme Court and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

By appearing in a wide variety of jurisdictions, Jones has developed professional relationships with a large number of judges and prosecutors. He is able to tailor legal specific defense strategies appropriate for any client, judge, prosecutor and jurisdiction. Using his unique experience within the judicial system he achieves remarkable results for his clients.


  • James Madison University (1992)
  • University of Richmond's Law School (Named Most Outstanding Student)
  • American University, Washington College of Law (Juris Doctorate)
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