Phyllis A Jones

Phyllis A Jones

Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts, PC
  • Education Law, Estate Planning
  • Massachusetts
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Biography

Over 20 years of legal experience. Her career has included the following areas of law: family law, estate planning, immigration, school disability law, labor and employment law, corporate litigation, bankruptcy litigation, workers’ compensation and collections law.

“Special Needs Law Group has had the honor of serving hundreds of families in Massachusetts over the years, and Phyllis’ knowledge, passion and expertise will help us expand our reach so that more families have the support they need.” says the firm’s founder Annette Hines.

Ms. Jones brings her strong advocacy skills to the practice along with her representation on a number of professional organizations, including the Women’s Bar Foundation and Massachusetts Special Education Attorneys Egroup. Phyllis has served as Chair of the North Andover Commission on Ability Assistance for over four years. Among the many projects Phyllis has overseen as Chair is the production of a regular TV series on local cable access and a podcast called “Ability Assistance,” which highlights nonprofits and government agencies that offer services to the disabled community.

“As the mother of a child living with epilepsy, depression, PTSD an PNES seizures, it is an honor to be joining this prestigious and passionate team,” says Phyllis. “I’m looking forward to providing further support to the community.”

Phyllis received her BA in Political Science in 1993 from American University in Washington, DC and her JD with a concentration in Public Policy in 1996 from the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover, MA.

About Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts
Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts is a Massachusetts-based law firm specializing in estate and special needs planning, special needs trust administration, guardianship and conservatorship, elder law and long-term care, advocacy and care management, and more. For more information, visit https://specialneeds-law.com/.

Practice Areas
    Education Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Additional Practice Area
  • Disability Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
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1st Circuit
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United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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Languages
  • American Sign Language
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts, PC
- Current
Chair
Town of North Andover Commission on Ability Assistance (Disability Issues)
- Current
In addition to the typical duties of holding meetings and identifying problems, I produce, write and co-host monthly show “Ability Assistance" on local cable access that researches and promotes non-profit and government agencies regarding service offered. This has also been rolled out as a podcast.
President/Attorney
Phyllis Jones Advocacy and Law Group, PC
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I dispel the idea of disabilities and advocate to strengthen your child's educational abilities to ensure your child receives the free appropriate public education (FAPE) they are entitled to. My family law practice has a special focus on servicing those considered disabled.
Senior Associate
Law Offices of Steven M. Dwyer
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Temporary Employment Law Associate
Getronics
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Advised human resources managers nation wide pursuant to state and federal laws on: appropriate personnel actions, proper documentation, and existence of possible discrimination issues.
Associate
Smith Levenson Cullen & Aylward
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Argued motions, conducted trials, drafted pleadings, negotiated and settled cases.
Legal Clerk
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
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Attended hearings. Researched hearing responses. Drafted hearing responses.
Education
Massachusetts School of Law
J.D. (1996) | Public Policy
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American University
B.A. | Political Science
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Massachusetts  # 642916
Member
Current
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Massachusetts Women's Bar Association
Member
- Current
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ProVisors New England
Member
- Current
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North Andover Commission on Ability Assistance
Chair
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Co-Host -- Ability Assistance, Televised on North Andover CAM (Community Access TV), North Andover, MA
North Andover Commission on Ability Assistance
From August, 2018 to present and continuing.
Certifications
Certificate: Creating IEPs for Students with CVI
Perkins School for the Blind Professional Development Activity
Certificate of Achievement: ADA Title 1 Employment Requirements
New England ADA Learning Center
Certificate of Achievement: Fair Housing Act, Section 504 and the ADA
New England ADA Learning Center
Certificate of Achievement: Disability Rights Laws Overview
New England ADA Learning Center
Contact & Map
Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts, PC
20 Speen Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Telephone: (508) 861-3453
Fax: (508) 861-3690