Michael Jones is an experienced attorney who has been licensed to practice law since 1993. In his civilian life, his legal practice over 90% of his practice is exclusively in the area of bankruptcy law, bankruptcy reorganization, and related litigation matters. In his military life, he is a commissioned officer with the United States Army where he works as Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for a United States Army Division. He has been duly admitted to practice law in the courts of the State of California and in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Northern District of California, Eastern District of California, and Southern District of California. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He has also worked in international law throughout the world, including Italy, Germany, Korea, and the Balkans. He is familiar with the Bankruptcy Code, the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and the Local Bankruptcy Rules.
Mr. Jones has worked, and continues to regularly work, with bankruptcy cases under Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13. He regularly does litigation as Adversarial Proceedings under the bankruptcy code, and conducts several trials a year. He has worked as an instructor with the Federal Government (US Army) in teaching CLE courses on debtor-creditor law and related consumer protection statutes (e.g., Fair Debt Collection Practices Act) throughout the world.
Michael Jones was an honor graduate from Mercer University Atlanta in 1989. By taking a double course load, Mr. Jones completed his Bachelorette degree in slightly over two years near the top of his class. Thereafter he went to Georgia State University College of Law, graduating in 1993. He has completed post-graduate legal studies at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia. He attended graduate business school at Harvard University. His seminary studies were at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Over the past several years, Michael Jones has remained current in the bankruptcy field by frequently taking Continuing Legal Education in bankruptcy and bankruptcy related fields. He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Los Angeles and Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, and the Orange County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section. He reads heavily on bankruptcy matters, including materials from the National Consumer Law Center and several professional journals.
Mr. Jones has worked as a business executive within the restaurant industry (CiCi’s Pizza), is on the Board of directors for the premiere public charter school in Santa Ana, California, (El Sol Science and Arts Academy), and serves as the senior minister at a large non-profit organization (the Orange View Church), in Garden Grove, California. He is a licensed teacher. He is also a decorated combat veteran with a current high-level security clearance with the Department of Defense. Because of his experience in for-profit, government, and non-profit organizations, he is uniquely capable of working with almost all types of bankruptcy reorganizations.