Michael D. Jones

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Michael D. Jones has a national trial practice that has ranged from New York to Hawaii. He has tried cases in Baltimore, Maryland; New Orleans, Louisiana; Bisbee, Arizona; Queens, New York; Muskogee, Oklahoma; Blackburne County, Indiana; Oxford, Mississippi; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Washington, D.C. He has conducted arbitrations in Orlando, Florida and Washington, D.C, and has won numerous cases on dispositive motions in a variety of jurisdictions.

In 2007, Michael was named a Leading Lawyer, and selected as one of the top 10 business litigation attorneys in Washington, D.C. by Legal Times. In addition, Michael was selected as one of the top 10 trial attorneys in the nation by The National Law Journal in their feature, “Winning: Successful Strategies from 10 of the Nation’s Leading Litigators.” He was also chosen as one of the 75 Best Lawyers in Washington by Washingtonian magazine. In 2003, Michael was recognized as one of America’s Top Black Litigators by Black Enterprise. Most recently, Michael successfully represented NL Industries in a closely watched lead paint case in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that was the subject of national media attention. He was featured in the American Lawyer’s “Top Guns” article, naming Kirkland the “Litigation Department of the Year” in 2008.

Michael holds a B.A. from Dillard University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he currently serves as an Adjunct Professor for Trial Advocacy. He also serves on the board of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Dillard University, and the D.C. Council for Court Excellence.