Benita N. Jones

Benita N. Jones

  • Education Law
  • North Carolina, Virginia
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Summary

Benita N. Jones is originally from eastern North Carolina. She attended magnet schools in Raleigh and graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, where she graduated magna cum laude, and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Ms. Jones is admitted to practice law in North Carolina and Virginia and before the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina. Her practice includes representation of public schools and other educational institutions. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Prior to joining Tharrington Smith, L.L.P. in September 2011, Ms. Jones completed a two-year Education Law fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she worked directly with client communities to promote equality of education in school districts throughout North Carolina. She has provided legal counsel to developers and housing authorities sponsoring affordable housing projects as an attorney with Klein Hornig, L.L.P. in Washington, DC. While in law school, Ms. Jones was a student attorney in Georgetown's Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development, where she designed and co-taught a nine-week Entrepreneurship Training Class, Personal Finance Management Seminars and a Negotiations Workshop for low-income homeowners. She also served as a Legal Research and Writing Fellow and a Senior Writing Fellow. Ms. Jones was a Dean's Scholar, an ABA Business Law Scholar, a NAACP Legal Defense Fund Earl Warren Scholar, and received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award. Ms. Jones is an avid musician. She performs regularly as a classical and gospel violinist and enjoys sharing the gift of music through teaching.

Practice Area
  • Education Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Virginia
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Education Law fellowship
University of North Carolina School of Law
Current
Klein Hornig, LLP
Current
Attorney
Tharrington Smith
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Education
Yale University
B.A.
Honors: magna cum laude
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Georgetown University Law Center
J.D.
Designed and co-taught a nine-week Entrepreneurship Training Class, Personal Finance Management Seminars. Designed and co-taught a Negotiations Workshop for low-income homeowners.
Honors: Dean’s Scholar, ABA Business Law Scholar, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Earl Warren Scholar, International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award recipient
Activities: Student attorney in Georgetown’s Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development Legal Research and Writing Fellow and a Senior Writing Fellow
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Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar # 40263
Member
Current
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Virginia State Bar
Member
Current
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North Carolina Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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Wake County Bar Association
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Contact & Map
North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
USA
Telephone: (919) 530-6154