Abigail Jones is a litigator with entertainment, business and public interest experience.
She currently works on affirmative impact lawsuits with pro bono with public interest organizations in Los Angeles, including the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and Bet Tzedek. Ms. Jones was part of a legal team which represented 9 low income tenants whose entire apartments were destroyed in a fire due in large part to slum conditions. In Cerneka v. Russell, the California Court of Appeal agreed with the tenants that arbitration provisions imposed by the landlord were both procedurally and substantively unconscionable. The tenants obtained a million-dollar settlement.
In private practice, Ms. Jones' clients included major movie studios, media insurance carriers, and award-winning writers and directors, including Tyler Perry, who was successful at a jury trial in Texas, as well in the appellate courts. Previously, Ms. Jones handled complex litigation at O’Melveny & Myers.
She is proud to have worked for the late United States District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley, S.D.N.Y., as well as Justice Lamar W. Baker of the California Court of Appeal. Ms. Jones received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.