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James T. Jones

Principal and Office Litigation Manager

P 916-341-0404
F 916-341-0141


James T. Jones is a Principal and Litigation Manager for the Sacramento, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice includes providing regular advice and counsel to private and public sector employers on work-related issues and litigating employment matters before state and federal courts and governmental agencies.

Mr. Jones has nearly 25 years of labor and employment law experience and frequently defends clients facing claims related to harassment, discrimination, retaliation (ADA, FEHA, ADEA, and Title VII), wrongful termination, whistleblowing, unfair competition, and wage/hour violations. He has handled well over 100 hearings and trials in cases filed by individual plaintiffs and class-action litigation. He routinely appears before federal court, state courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators.   

Mr. Jones also develops and presents training sessions and seminars for management and non-supervisory employees on a variety of topics, including harassment, discrimination, and retaliation prevention, diversity, and workplace violence prevention. He aims to leave attendees feeling both educated and entertained.  

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in 2005, Mr. Jones was senior counsel at a large, international law firm, and also served as a Deputy District Attorney for the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. He is an experienced trial attorney.   

While attending law school, Mr. Jones was a judicial extern for Judge David F. Levi of the United States, California, Eastern District Court and competed on the University’s National Trial Team.

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May 13, 2015
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis' Sacramento Office Names New Managing Shareholder, Litigation Manager

May 13, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA (May 13, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Cary G. Palmer and James T. Jones have been elevated to Managing Shareholder and Litigation Manager, respectively, of the firm’s Sacramento office, succeeding David S. Bradshaw and... Read More

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February 8, 2017

California Court Provides Additional Guidance on Timecard Rounding, Grace Period Claims

February 8, 2017

Under California law, employers’ policies may permit rounding of employee timecard entries to the nearest tenth of an hour (six minutes), the Fourth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal has affirmed. Silva v. See’s Candy Shops, Inc., No. D068136 (Dec. 9, 2016, published Jan. 5, 2017) (“See’s Candy II”). The Court also... Read More