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:
- 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
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
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)