Charles H. Jones, IV, Esq., P.C.
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CHARLES H. JONES, IV

Charles H. Jones, IVEducation:
B.S. 1982, Ohio Wesleyan
University University of Michigan Graduate Program of Geological Studies 1982-1983
J.D. 1986, Rutgers – The State University School of Law

Experience:
Charles received his Bachelors of Science with Honors in Geology from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1982 and earned his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers, School of Law, in 1986. While earning his Law Degree, Charles worked with a Road Construction Company in Hammonton, New Jersey and, upon graduation from Law School, he joined the Law Firm of Youngblood, Corcoran, Aleli, Lafferty & Stackhouse, P.C., in Northfield, New Jersey. Charles quickly earned a position as Partner in the Firm, handling hundreds of litigated Superior Court cases on behalf of most of the major Insurance Companies doing business in the State of New Jersey, the Joint Insurance Fund, several Municipalities, and several large and well known Corporations.

In 1995, Charles left the Youngblood Firm to open the Law Firm of Gravino, Vittese, & Jones, P.A., with Offices in Woodbury and in Hammonton, New Jersey. In January 2001, Charles separated from the Gravino Firm and founded the Law Office of Charles H. Jones, IV, Esq., P.C.

During his career, Charles has focused his practice on litigated claims relating to Personal Injury. Initially, Charles’ practice focused primarily on the defense of such claims. From 1995 to the present, Charles has focused his practice primarily on the representation of injured persons whether that injury be as a result of a motor vehicle accident, as a result of a defective product, as a result of an unsafe property or premises, as a result of an unsafe job site, as a result of a dangerous animal or instrumentality, or as a result of a careless act by a third party/entity.

Charles has had personal responsibility over/for and has litigated thousands of cases in the Superior Courts and in the District Courts of the State of New Jersey. He has appeared before the New Jersey Supreme Court. He has made Law and has been published. He has won both defense verdicts and substantial civil awards for his Clients including a $4.75M dollar personal injury settlement; a $1.4M dollar award to an illegitimate child/heir; and no cause verdict on behalf of commercial Defendant in a breach of contract action with damages in excess of $1M dollars.

As a result of his experience litigating matters both on behalf of Defendants and on behalf of Plaintiffs, Charles has a unique perspective, level of knowledge, and experience which works to the advantage of his Clients. He anticipates positions taken by the adversary, prepares his Clients in accord, marshals proofs to meet/defeat same, uses Discovery as a weapon, and effectively advances the arguments and evidence necessary for a successful outcome.

Also as a result of his broad litigation experience, Charles has been retained as Counsel for several medium to large businesses; initially providing counsel on risk management and handling litigation matters and disputes and, subsequently, also providing general legal services including transactional and contractual work, zoning and planning work, and real estate work.

Charles has also acted/served as Municipal Prosecutor for the municipalities of Absecon, Brigantine, Linwood, Northfield, and Somers Point and as Solicitor for the Municipality of Folsom.

Charles, who his friends know as CJ, was born and raised in Hammonton, New Jersey, where he presently resides with his wife Maria. CJ enjoys all forms of sporting activities and actively competed in football in High School and golf in High School and in College. CJ also holds a Black Belt in Judo and competed both statewide and nationally while in College and Graduate School. Additionally, CJ is a National High Performance Drivers Education Instructor for the Porsche Club of America and enjoys HPDE/Racing events at various Tracks on the eastern Seaboard in his GT3.