Frank G. Jones

Of Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 713 651 5473
United States
T:+1 713 651 5473
Frank G. Jones

Frank G. Jones


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With well over 100 jury cases tried in his career, Frank Jones brought exceptional depth of experience to his area of concentration. In his over 40 years of practice, Frank represented a wide range of clients from diverse industries in major commercial and, in several instances, "bet-the-company" litigation. His experience includes anti-trust cases, securities class action litigation and securities arbitrations. Kaplan Publishing recently published "Lessons From the Courtroom," a book Frank wrote based on his many years of trying lawsuits.

The common denominators among Frank's diverse client roster in handling significant dollar exposure cases are experience, expertise, and courtroom skills needed to provide representation in complex litigation.

Frank began his career with Norton Rose Fulbright as an Associate in 1966.  He became a Partner in 1974.  In 2006, he transitioned to the role of Senior Counsel.  Throughout his 50 years at the Firm, he was involved in many management positions including former Client Relations Partner, Head of Litigation, Co-head of the Houston Office, and Member of the Executive, Management, Policy, and Partner Committees. 

Professional experience

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LL.B, with honors, The University of Texas, Texas Law Review, 1966
BS, with honors, History, Rice University, 1963

Frank has been admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eighth Circuits.

  • Texas State Bar
  • Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer, The Texas Bar Foundation, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America, legal malpractice, personal injury litigation, Best Lawyers, 1995 - 2010
  • Who's Who Legal, commercial litigation, Law Business Research Ltd., 2008 - 2010
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 1998 - 2009
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2012 - 2015

Frank was a contributor to programs and publications in various areas including architects, engineers, attorneys and accountants liability and various aspects of commercial and tort litigation.

His publications included:

  • Lessons From the Courtroom, Kaplan Publishing, May 2009
  • "Diversity at Fulbright & Jaworski," CEO Diversity Roundtable, December 4, 2003
  • Co-Author, "International Litigation - Defending and Suing Foreign Parties in U.S. Federal Courts," October 2003
  • "Lessons from the Courtroom You Can Use Every Day," Houston Forum, September 16, 2009
  • "Closing Argument: The Net Worth of an Insurance Company," The University of Texas School of Law Insurance Law Institute, September 27, 1996
  • "What Practicing Attorneys Should Know About Malpractice," Houston Bar Association Litigation Section, April 4, 1995
  • "Defense of Attorney Malpractice Cases," Houston Bar Association Tax Section Seminar, October 20, 1994
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association, President's Award Recipient
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association (formerly Houston Bar Association), Former President
  • American Bar Association
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
      • Legal Specialization and Certification Committee, Former Chair; Former Vice-Chair
  • Houston Bar Foundation, Former Chair and Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Former Board Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Former Chair
    • National Moot Court Competition Committee, Former Chair
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow 
  • Greater Houston Partnership, Former Board Member, Executive Committee Member, and Committee Chair
  • Education Foundation of Houston, Community Advisory Board Member
  • Association of Rice Alumni, Former Board Member
  • Rice Historical Society, Board Member
  • Houston Lawyer Referral Service, Former Board Member
  • Friends of the Texas Room of the Houston Public Library, Treasurer and Board Member
  • San Jacinto Museum of History, Board Member
  • Co-Chancellor, Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Mayor's Public Safety Advisory Committee, Member and Member of the Executive Committee
  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Trustee, Former Chair of Staff Parish Relations Committee, and Administrative Board