Maryia Jones is a Counsel at JFB Legal. She specializes in complex litigation and trial work. Maryia represents clients in business disputes, insurance coverage matters, and products liability lawsuits, among others. Maryia has handled individual and class actions in many states, including Virginia, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Florida, California, and Texas. She has successfully prosecuted and defended jury and bench trials in federal and state courts. On the appellate level, Maryia has obtained victories for her clients in the Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Maryia graduated from William & Mary Law School in the top ten percent of her class. Prior to joining JFB Legal, Maryia served as outside counsel to national banks and other financial institutions in lawsuits brought under federal and state consumer protection laws.
William & Mary Law School, J.D., 2009
- Graduated in the Top 10% Vice-President of International Law Society
Belarusian State University, B.A. and M.A., International Studies, 2004, magna cum laude
- Currently represent a leading food and beverage manufacturer in products liability lawsuits and business disputes.
- Successfully defended national banks and other financial institutions in class actions and individual lawsuits brought under federal and state consumer protection laws nationwide.
- Secured early dismissals and summary judgments on various claims arising from mortgage origination and servicing against numerous creditors.
- Defended credit reporting bureaus against claims brought under Fair Credit Reporting Act in individual and class actions nationwide.
- Represented national bank in a series of class actions arising from mortgage forbearance practices under the CARES Act.
- Obtained a jury verdict in a federal jury trial in favor of an oil company, including an award of punitive damages against defendants.
- In a case of first impression, obtained an important ruling in client’s favor on valuation of partnership assets in a complex business dispute.
- Secured a seminal ruling from a federal court denying plaintiffs’ novel motion for a county-only class certification.
Internal and Regulatory Investigations
- Represented numerous financial institutions in connection with regulatory investigations by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, state attorneys general, and bank commissioners.
- Obtained political asylum for a national of Liberia at risk of persecution based on his connections to an overthrown former political leader of Liberia.
- Litigation Associate
- New York State
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- Supreme Court of Virginia
- American Bar Association
- Virginia Bar Association