William H. Jones

Hard work breeds success. We pride ourselves in never being outworked in a case and always being a step ahead. Our focus in maintaining a manageable case load of important cases allows us to do that. It also allows us to engage in active partnerships with our clients to bring our cases to resolutions as swiftly as possible.

Practice areas

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1989
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    • Law Review: John Marshall Law Review, Associate Lead Articles Editor, 1988 – 1989
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1985 B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration

Professional Background

  • Prior to joining the firm in 1991, Mr. Jones served as a clerk for the Honorable Howard C. Ryan, Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court.

Published Works

  • Co-Author, “Crimes of the State: Obtaining Justice for the Wrongfully Imprisoned”,  ABA Litigation Magazine, Fall, 2002
  • Note, McCleskey v. Kemp: The Supreme Court Pulls the Switch on Future Judicial Challenges to the Death Penalty, 22 John Marshall Law Review 215, 1988
  • Co-Author, “Fair Housing in the 1990’s: An Overview of Recent Developments and Prognosis of Their Impact”, 22 John Marshall Law Review 421, 1988

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American, Illinois & Chicago Bar Associations

Client testimonials

“Peter and Bill are exceptional lawyers. They are very hardworking, smart, and tenacious, always focusing on achieving the best possible result for their clients. We have co-counseled complex cases involving aviation mid-air collisions, business disputes, and matters involving insurance bad faith. In each instance, Peter and Bill exhibited superior lawyering that led to outstanding victories for our clients. You will not find better lawyers than King and Jones.” – Rd Fleck
“I have known Peter King and Bill Jones in this business for decades, and have been involved in cases with them. They are tenacious, exceptionally bright, practical, ethical, and have formidable trial and appellate skills. I have also referred friends and family to King & Jones for commercial and estate litigation and they have always gotten outstanding results. With this firm, you get experienced, well-respected lawyers who care about their clients and always do what is necessary to get the best outcome possible.” – Chuck Hornewer
“Peter King and Bill Jones are lawyers' lawyers. They are both extremely intelligent and organized. The first thing that I do is call Peter and Bill whenever a complex commercial litigation case crosses my desk.” – William Warmouth
“These guys have the skills and the firepower to fight the toughest battles. I have worked with them in the most difficult cases against powerful companies. The harder the case gets, the better they perform. Powerful, fearless, and meticulous. Peter King and Bill Jones are a dynamic pair that can solve complicated legal problems and give their clients personalized attention from start to finish. The best in the business for high-level business disputes.” – Tyson L.

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