Randy K. Jones is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of California in San Diego and a Thomas Jefferson School of Law Board of Trustees member. A veteran trial lawyer and mentor, Mr. Jones has tried to verdict over 65 federal jury cases involving white-collar fraud schemes, financial crimes, complex drug conspiracy cases, immigration and violent crime matters, and has successfully negotiated guilty pleas in hundreds of other criminal cases. Mr. Jones has experience in the area of securities fraud, tax fraud, bankruptcy fraud, mail and wire fraud, Hobbs Act, trademark violations, and compliance matters.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, Mr. Jones began his legal career as a member of the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he distinguished himself as an outstanding trial attorney and highly regarded legal advisor. During his active duty military service, Mr. Jones tried more than 200 felony jury trials and provided expert legal advice and staff assistance to senior United States Navy officers and executives on a wide variety of military, domestic, and international legal matters. Mr. Jones served on active duty and in the reserves for 29 years until he retired in 2011 with the rank of Commander.
Mr. Jones has received numerous professional awards and recognition, including being named “Lawyer of the Year” and “Top 100 Lawyers in California” by California Lawyer Magazine.
Mr. Jones has been, and remains, very active in the community. In addition to serving as chairman of the board of trustees for the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, he serves as trustee of the Francis Parker School. Mr. Jones has served as chairman of the board of directors for the following organizations: the National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association; Neighborhood House Association; San Diego Food Bank; YMCA of San Diego County; Jackie Robinson Family YMCA; Southeast Development Corporation; LEAD San Diego Graduate Council; and the University of North Carolina General Alumni Association. Mr. Jones has served as past president of the National Bar Association and the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association of San Diego, and was a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and the California State Bar Ethnic and Minority Relations Committee. Mr. Jones was a Fellow of the ABA Business Law Section.
Mr. Jones is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, and the United States Court of Military Appeals.