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Contact

kjones@perez-morris.com

O | (614) 431-1500

8000 Ravine’s Edge Court

Suite 300

Columbus, Ohio  43235

 

Practice

Premises Liability

Personal Injury

Insurance Industry

 

Education

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1995

The College of Wooster, Bachelor of Arts, Major: Economics, cum laude, 1992

Kelly Grigsby Jones

Attorney

A battle-tested trial attorney, Kelly Grigsby Jones has represented clients in over 60 jury trials, dozens of bench trials and hearings or mediations in state and federal courts across Ohio. Kelly has more than 20 years of experience in premises liability, personal injury, and insurance matters. Kelly joined the Perez Morris Columbus office in 2022.

Prior to joining Perez Morris, Kelly worked at Williams, Moliterno & Scully Co., L.P.A., where she practiced corporate, personal injury, and insurance defense litigation. She represents several top national insurance companies, self-insured corporations, municipal entities, medical, charitable and educational institutions, and businesses and individuals in various civil matters.

Kelly frequently lectures on trial skills as a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA) and the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, and previously served as an adjunct professor for first and second year law students in a CORE Lawyering Skills course at Case Western Reserve University. She also served as a judicial staff attorney for the Honorable Lillian J. Greene for the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

Kelly lives in Westerville, Ohio with her husband Tony. She enjoys ballroom dancing, book clubs, international travel, and biking on the amazing trails Columbus has to offer.

 

Admissions

Ohio

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2000

 

Memberships & Affiliations

 

Awards & Recognition

  • Ohio Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013, 2017 – 2022
  • Minority Lawyer Achievement, Cleveland Bar Association, 2006

 

Board Positions & Community Service

  • Girl Scouts of the USA, Leader, 2021 to present
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Board Member for Law School Alumni Association, 2016 to present
  • Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio (MAHO), Trustee, 2010-2011
  • Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, Board of Trustees, 2007-2011
  • Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP), Trustee, 2007-2010

 

Presentations

  • Power of Diversity, Ohio State Bar Association, 2021
  • Declining to Present Damages, Ohio State Bar Association, 2020
  • Injury Claims: Anatomy and Physiology Made Simple, National Business Institute, November 15, 2019
  • Mock Trial, Masters In Trial (defense), American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA), September 2018
  • Anatomy and Physiology 101 for Attorneys, National Business Institute, July 31, 2018
  • Mock Trial, Masters In Trial (defense), American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA), September 8, 2017
  • Negotiating Complex Claims with Adjusters, National Business Institute, September 29, 2016
  • Insurer, Adjuster, Agent and Broker Liability: A-Z, National Business Institute, August 26, 2016
  • Trial Tactics Bootcamp, Voir Dire, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA), April 2016
  • Mock Trial (defense), Sixth Annual Trial Skills Institute, November 2015
  • Expert Witness Testimony: Preparing and Strategic Trial Planning, Columbus Bar Association – Women Lawyers of Franklin County, April 2014
  • Bifurcation, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA), January 2013
  • UM/UIM Coverage, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA), January 2013
  • Duty of Care, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA), January 2013
  • Intentional Torts in Employment Context, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA), January 2013
  • Punitive Damages, Write-offs, Collateral Estoppel, UM/UIM Coverage, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA), April 2012
  • Panel for Diversity, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2010
  • Robinson v. Bates, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2010
  • Trial Tactics, Ohio Judicial Conference: Annual Convention, 2009
  • Art and Science of Personal Injury, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA), August 2009
  • Robinson v. Bates, Ohio State Bar Association, 2008
  • Being an Effective Arbitrator, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association/8th Appellate District, 2003

 

Publications

  • Personal Injury Case Law Update, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA), 2012