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Benjamin D. Jones

Ben Jones maintains a diverse practice, focusing on commercial litigation and transactions. He provides a wide range of services to his corporate clients, including resolving disputes over commercial loans on behalf of lenders and borrowers, negotiating physician employment and practice agreements, and pursuing collection matters. Mr. Jones has also represented oil and gas clients in several high-profile cases arising out of mineral leases, joint operating agreements, and marketing agreements. He has been particularly involved in appellate practice for his clients, including in numerous cases before the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit.

Mr. Jones earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2011, where he was a published member of the Loyola Law Review and earned Law Excellence Awards for the highest grade in Moot Court and Louisiana Civil Procedure.

Mr. Jones joined Ottinger Hebert, L.L.C. in 2012. Before moving to Lafayette, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karen L. Hayes, Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Prior to attending law school, he graduated with a degree in Anthropology from Louisiana State University.

Mr. Jones is licensed to practice in all trial and appellate courts in the State of Louisiana, as well as the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Louisiana and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is an active member in various groups and associations, including the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Lafayette Bar Association, and the Lafayette Young Lawyers Association.


Publications

Conflicting Results: The Debate in Louisiana Courts Over the Proper Method of Appellate Review for the Inconsistent Verdicts of Bifurcated Trials, 56 Loyola Law Review 995 (Winter 2010).