Gladstone N. Jones, III, Founding Member

Gladstone N. Jones, III,

Gladstone N. Jones, III, Founding Member

Gladstone N. Jones, III (“Glad”) is the founding member and Business Manager of Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, L.L.C. Glad has served as lead counsel in litigation pending in New York, Florida, California, Mississippi and Louisiana. In 2007, Glad was named one of the top 500 litigators in the United States. His practice focus is divided between complex commercial business disputes on the one hand and toxic tort and environmental pollution matters involving landowners in the oil and gas industry on the other. Glad has built a reputation in the legal community as a successful litigator and aggressive advocate.  As such, Glad has and continues to represent many of Louisiana’s and the Southeast’s most successful business entrepreneurs and largest landholders. Because of his impressive background and reputation, Glad was approached by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East to represent it in coastal land loss litigation which was ultimately filed in July of 2013 against 97 oil and gas companies.

Glad graduated from Tulane Law School in 1992 after completing his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University in 1987. He was a founding member of Smith, Jones & Fawer in 1995, and in 2000, created Jones, Verras & Freiberg, L.L.C., now known as Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, L.L.C.

Glad has been active in the Louisiana Association of Justice, has been an adjunct professor at Tulane University Law School in Toxic Torts, and is a regular speaker at various Continuing Legal Education Seminars.

EDUCATION

Tulane Law School, New Orleans, LA, 1992, J.D.
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, 1986, B.A.

ADMITTED

Louisiana, State Courts of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

AFFILIATIONS

Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
Member, American Association for Justice
Member, Louisiana Association for Justice
Member, Board of Directors, Xavier University
Member, Board of Directors, Stirling Properties

HONORS

Named in the 2016 Best Lawyers peer-review publication for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions
Ranked Band 2, Chambers USA – Environment: Litigation – Louisiana, 2015.
Named a “Local Litigation Star” and “Local Litigation Star – Louisiana” by Benchmark Litigation, 2013 – 2015.
Selected for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers® in Environmental Litigation and Business Litigation, 2008-2010, 2013-2016.
Named “Top Lawyer” in Bet-The-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Environmental Law, New Orleans Magazine, 2013, 2014.
Named one of New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine’s 2013 “Leaders in Law.”
Named one of the “Top Attorneys in Louisiana” by New Orleans and Louisiana Life Magazines, 2013.
Named by Lawdragon to its “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America” list, 2006; to its “Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers” List, 2007; and to its “Lawdragon 3000″ in 2011.

PUBLICATIONS & LECTURES

“The Levee Board Suit” – Tulane Law School’s  Summit on Environmental Law & Policy, January 2014.
“Effective Jury Selection” – New Orleans Bar Association CLE, December 11, 2013.
“Exemplary Damages, Choice of Law, & the Escape Mechanism of Civil Code Article 3547” – Summer School Revisited CLE, Louisiana State Bar Association, December 2011; Louisiana Judicial College, Louisiana State Bar Association Summer School, June 2011; Jamaican Sunset CLE, Louisiana Judicial Council, July 2010.
“Litigation and Liability in the Workplace” – Louisiana State University Law School, September 2011.
“Potential Claimants and Damages under OPA and Louisiana State Law” – Gulf Coast Oil Spill Symposium, Louisiana State Bar Association, May 2010.
“Closing Arguments” – Masters of the Courtroom, New Orleans Bar Association, December 2009.
“Effective Closing Arguments” – CLE a la Carte, Louisiana Association for Justice, December 2006.
“Jury Issues” – Summer School Revisited, Louisiana State Bar Association, December 2006.
“Choosing and Charging the Jury” – 22nd Summer School for Lawyers, Louisiana State Bar Association, June 2006.
Adjunct Professor, “Toxic Torts” – Tulane University Law School, Spring 2005.
Guest Lecturer, Environmental Law Seminar – Louisiana State University Law School, May 2004.
Guest Lecturer, Bench Bar Conference – New Orleans Bar Association, April 2003.
Guest Lecturer, Annual Tulane Environmental Law Conference, 2002.

REPRESENTATIVE COMMERCIAL CASES

In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon.”
Active Solutions, et al. v. Dell, Inc., et al.
Jebaco, Inc. v. Harrah’s Operating Co., Inc., et al.
BCR Safeguard Holding, LLC, et al. v. Morgan Stanley Real Estate Advisor, Inc., et al.
Magnolia Marketing Co. v. Southern Eagle Sales and Service, L.P.
Conwill v. Greenberg Traurig, L.P., et al.
Ducote Jax Holdings, L.L.C. v. Bradley.
Plaza Realty, LLC, et al. v. Kumud V. Patel, et al.
Blanchard and Company, Inc. v. Barrick Gold Corporation, et al.

REPRESENTATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL CASES

Board of Commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East, et al. v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC, et al.
Sterling Sugars, Inc. v. BP American Production Company, et al.
In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon.”
The Maryland Company, LLC v. ExxonMobil Corporation, et al.
Doré Energy Corporation v. Carter-Langham, Inc., et al.
Marcus Broussard, Jr., et al. v. Martin Operating Partnership, LP, et al.
Black River Real Estate Company, Inc. v. Hunt Oil Company, et al.
In Re: Harvey Term Litigation.
Fox, et al. v. Cheminova, Inc., et al.
Kathryn Rink, et al. v. Cheminova, Inc., et al.
Hazelwood Farm, Inc. v. Liberty Oil & Gas, et al.
Clarice Friloux, et al. v. Exxon Corporation and Campbell Wells Corporation
The Sweet Lake Land & Oil Company, et al. v. Union Oil Company of California
Stewart-Stirling One, L.L.C. v. Tricon Global Rests., Inc.