Charles A. Jones

Partner

Department Chair - Specialized Litigation
Executive Committee Member

Washington, D.C.
Business Phone: 202.662.2074
Business Fax: 202.654.5822

tony.jones@troutman.com

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In his nearly twenty years representing insurance carriers, Tony Jones has provided counseling and litigated matters under directors and officers, professional liability, general liability, and automobile liability insurance policies. In addition, he has handled matters under fidelity and surety bonds.

Tony has served as national counsel to insurance companies in connection with their tobacco, firearm, lead paint and Chinese drywall liabilities. He also focuses a substantial portion of his practice representing insurers in connection with coverage (directors and officers, professional liability and general liability) issued to healthcare providers ranging from individual psychologists or psychiatrists to small practices to large hospitals and insurers.

Outside of his insurance coverage practice, Tony maintains an active commercial litigation practice representing companies with respect to business torts and with respect to efforts to protect their business reputation from anonymous bloggers or inaccurate internet posts. He also has represented lawyers and accountants in professional liability matters.

Tony combines these various experiences to help his clients objectively analyze situations and develop strategies to maximize gains or limit exposures. Tony collaborates with his clients to reach results that are good for their overall business objectives. While this sometimes calls for aggressive litigation, it often involves working with everyone involved (including the “other side”) to address problems, in creative ways.

When not practicing law, Tony loves to spend time with his family or focusing on various service efforts. Tony is on the board of Hope Africa Ministries, Inc., where he is working to build and improve a school in Western Kenya. If he’s not in Kenya, he’s generally trying to plan his next trip.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully represented an insurance carrier in West Virginia state court litigation challenging the number of limits available in connection with a series of suits brought by vaginal mesh patients.
  • Obtained summary judgment in a coverage case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, involving the application of a policy's "related claim" provisions.
  • Represented a prominent Washington, DC developer and philanthropist in connection with multi-jurisdictional litigation concerning real estate holdings.
  • Represented a defendant in the landmark case, Liggett Group, Inc. v. ACE Property & Cas. Ins. Co., effectively ending all tobacco litigation for the insurance industry.

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

  • "Faulty Towers? The Excess Carrier's Evolving Role," PLUS Annual Conference, November 9-11, 2016.
  • “The Latest Cyber and Privacy Threats Being Faced by the Medical Community – An Update on Risk Management Practices for Health Care Providers and Developments in Cyber/Privacy Insurance for Medical Professionals,” ACI Medical Professional Liability Conference, October 30-31, 2014.
  • "Chutes and Ladders: Hurdles and Rewards in Reaching the Excess Layer of Coverage," ABA Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, March 7, 2014.
  • Moderator, "Is That Reasonable? - Efforts to Control the Cost of Defense," Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee 25th Annual CLE Seminar, February 27-March 2, 2013.
  • Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Civil Litigation Seminar, 2009-2013.

Publications

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society

Rankings and Recognition

  • District of Columbia, Insurance: Insurer, Chambers USA (2016-2018).
  • Selected for inclusion in Law & Politics’ Washington DC Super Lawyers (2014-2019).
  • Recognized in The Legal 500 United States for Insurance (2015-2016).

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2009 – present
  • Partner, Ross, Dixon & Bell, LLP, 2002 – 2008
  • Associate, Ross, Dixon & Bell, LLP, 1997 – 2002
  • Associate, Pierson, Semmes & Bemis, 1994 – 1997
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Stewart P. Davis, 1992
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Robert Smith, 1992

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Education

  • Georgetown University, J.D., cum laude, 1994
    Notes Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1991
    Echol’s Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • 1996 District of Columbia
  • 1994 Virginia

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit