Jones Kelleher LLP team benefits clients and community

Issue May/June 2017

Just the facts

Firm Name: Jones Kelleher LLP

Year founded: 2014

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island

Number of attorneys: 8

Managing partner: Patrick T. Jones and Timothy C. Kelleher II

What types of law does your firm handle?

We handle serious injury and death arising out of medical negligence, product liability, construction site liability, premises, motor vehicle and civil rights. We have made a name for ourselves handling cases in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

What firm attribute do clients find most attractive?

Clients value our firm's team approach. Each of our cases is staffed with a combination of partners, associates, nurses and paralegals.

Briefly describe a recent "win" or client success story that the firm is proud of.

We were proud to obtain a $10.25 million recovery for the death of a construction worker who left a wife and young children.

Describe a recent pro bono project the firm has undertaken.

We were proud to help lead the effort to raise $1 million from the Boston legal community for a special Pine Street Inn housing initiative known as the Boston Lawyers House Project. The project has enabled Pine Street Inn to fund the acquisition and renovation of a building to be used to move long-time homeless men and women off the streets and out of shelter. The building will be dedicated this year.

Is your firm regularly active with any charitable or civic organization?

We are proud of our commitment to charitable and civic organizations, including Pine Street Inn, Roger Williams University School of Law's Pro Bono Collaborative (Pat Jones was honored as a 2017 Pro Bono Collaborative Champion at the Champions for Justice event in January), Cristo Rey Boston High School (we have had student workers since 2011), The San Miguel School of Providence, St. Patrick Academy of Providence, Boston College Law School, St. Sebastian's School, Catholic Memorial School, the Rhode Island Center for Justice, MetroWest Legal Services, St. Francis House, Lawyers Have Heart, Wide Horizons for Children, The Joan Decotis Foundation, St. Jude, Dana Farber, The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, The Children's Medical Research Foundation, Phoenix Society, and on and on and on.

Anything to announce in the coming year?

The 2018 Jones Kelleher St. Patrick's Day party is on!

What's one fact about the firm that people might be surprised to learn?

Since the firm's inception in 1984, Jones Kelleher (Cooley Manion Jones before that) has paid 100 percent of its employees' health insurance premiums.

Why is it important to have all the lawyers in your firm members of the MBA?

The MBA brings together a tremendous group of members of our legal community. Our firm's values are directly in line with those of the MBA. All of our Boston lawyers are members of the MBA and benefit from the association's network and resources.

In what ways do you find the MBA beneficial to the lawyers in your firm?

In addition to the excellent programs and events offered by the MBA, our lawyers benefit from having access to and being a part of the MBA's enormous and diverse network of Massachusetts lawyers who represent a wide variety of practice areas.

Are there any specific MBA programs you find particularly helpful to your firm?

The MBA's Lawyer Referral Service is a great resource.

What would you like to see more of at the MBA?

We hope that the MBA will continue to grow and follow its mission to serve the legal profession and the public.

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