Zach Jones

Zach Jones

Construction and Design Law
  • Construction Law, Real Estate Law, Arbitration & Mediation ...
  • Kentucky, Tennessee
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Biography

Zach is a seasoned attorney dedicated to serving the needs of clients in the real estate development, design, and construction industry as well as companies doing business with government entities. He is admitted to practice law in Tennessee, Kentucky, and before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Zach helps clients avoid disputes by advising them on contracts and risk management. He has experience in traditional design-bid-build projects, as well as more specialized contract structures like design-build, P3, and IPD. Zach has worked on projects ranging from roads and pipelines to retail, office, industrial, and residential developments. He has represented architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and vendors in these projects, giving his clients an advantage by understanding the interests, risks, and incentives of all project participants.

Despite his efforts to prevent disputes, conflicts can still arise on construction projects. Zach has successfully litigated cases involving multi-million dollar consequences and has helped clients navigate various legal proceedings including claims for money damages, permitting issues, bid protests, and injunctive relief.

Before becoming a lawyer, Zach worked as a construction professional on water and wastewater projects. He is also a combat veteran, having served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division. These days, Zach has gone from the battlefield to the boardroom--with the biggest benefit being much better food.

Practice Areas
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Government Contracts, Legislative & Government Affairs
    Insurance Claims
    Business Insurance, Property Insurance
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kentucky
Kentucky Bar Association
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Tennessee
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
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U.S. Supreme Court
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US Court of Federal Claims
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Member
Jones Law, PLLC
- Current
Corp. Counsel
Smith Seckman Reid
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Attorney, Construction Service Group
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
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Education
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
J.D.
Honors: magna cum laude
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Trevecca Nazarene University
B.A.
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Awards
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ (Construction Law)
Best Lawyers
AV® Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Kentucky Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
Div 6 Steering Committee
Current
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Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel
Member
Current
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American Council of Engineering Companies
Legal Counsel Forum and Risk Management Committee member
Current
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State Bar of Tennessee  # 034756
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
More Sticks & Bricks, A Lawyers Guide to Advanced Construction Systems and Techniques, Ch. 9
American Bar Association
Discovery Deskbook for Construction Disputes, 2d Ed., Ch. 7 Discovery by Deposition
American Bar Association
The Allocation of Differing Site Conditions Risk
Tunneling & Underground Constr.
Differing Site Conditions: Recent Decision Affirms Contractor Reliance on Owner-Provided Geotech Info
Tennessee Road Builder Magazine
Subcontracting is a risky business: Ensuring payment on public-private partnerships
Insurance, Surety & Liens, ABA Forum on Construction Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Jones Law, PLLC
Contact & Map
Jones Law, PLLC
304 Main Ave South
Suite A
Fayetteville, TN 37334
Telephone: (931) 532-0665
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed