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About Jerry

Jerry Jones’ practice primarily involves assisting private and public entities with local, state, and federal governmental regulation; representing private entities before governmental entities; assisting private entities in local and state legislative matters; assisting private entities with land use and zoning issues; assisting private entities with environmental permitting, regulation, remediation, and management; negotiating and closing industrial site land acquisitions; negotiating and closing large scale industrial contracts such as joint ventures, licensing, and construction; assisting private clients establish and manage compliance programs; assisting private clients with corporate governance. 
Jerry has represented large scale petro-chemical companies in site location and acquisition, economic development incentive negotiations, permitting, company start-up, and contract negotiations. He has represented a large scale agricultural facility in economic development incentive negotiations. He has also provided immediate response and representation before the Louisiana Departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality, and Public Safety related to significant environmental impact incidents. In addition, Jerry has represented commercial clients before the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality in response to significant enforcement actions in matters relating to air, water, solid waste, and hazardous waste. He has served as the appointed municipal attorney to three Louisiana municipalities.


Best Lawyers®, Baton Rouge, LA, Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year”, 2022

The Best Lawyers in America ©, Baton Rouge, LA,  Energy Law, Litigation-Environmental, Litigation-Municipal, 2022

City of Shreveport Rising Young Business Leader, 1993

Martindale Hubbell ® AV Preeminent ® Peer Review Rating, http://www.martindale.com/ratings

The Best Lawyers in America ©, Baton Rouge, LA,  Litigation-Environmental and Litigation-Municipal, since 2012

Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer in Environmental Law, since 2013


“Separation of Church and State: You’ve Come a Long Way”, Tarshar Society, 1999


“Municipal Franchise Agreements: The Next Few Years May Be a Bumpy Ride”, Louisiana City Attorney’s Association,  2001


“Louisiana Construction Contracting for Public Entities”, Lorman Education Services, 2001


“Cable Franchises in Louisiana”, Louisiana Municipal Association, 2001


“Negotiating Franchise Agreements”, Louisiana Municipal Association, 2002


“Franchise Agreements: The Ride is Far From Over”, Louisiana City Attorney’s Association, 2003


“What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings in Louisiana”, Lorman Education Services, 2003, 2009


“Cell Tower Siting and Related Issues”, Lorman Education Services, 2004


“Zoning and Land Use in Louisiana”, Lorman Education Services, 2005


“Advanced Zoning and Land Use in Louisiana”, Lorman Education Services, 2005


“Getting it Right-The Differing Judicial Standards of Review in Zoning and Administrative Appeals”, Lorman Education Services, 2005


“Louisiana’s Governmental Code of Ethics and its Application to Private Entities”, 2016, 2018


“Essentials of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”, 2017, 2018


“Essentials for a Chemical Manufacturing Compliance Program Operating in Louisiana”, 2018

Practice Areas

Louisiana Tech University, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, 1980 

Bar Affiliations

Louisiana, 1983


Louisiana State Courts
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry, Member and Past Chairman: 11 years

The Committee of 100 for Economic Development: 5 years

\Louisiana City Attorneys Association, Board member and Past President: 28 years

Louisiana Bar Foundation, Continuing Fellow: 10 years

Harry V. Booth and Henry Politz American Inns of Court, Master: 8 years

Norwela Council of the Boy Scouts, Past President: 10 years

Mothers Against Drugs, Past President: 25 years; Shreveport Bar Association: 35 years

Bossier Bar Association: 12 years

Baton Rouge Bar Association: 6 years

Louisiana State Bar Association: 35 years

American Bar Association: 35 years