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Jerry N. Jones

Baton Rouge
(225) 490-5002
Vcard: Jerry N Jones.vcf

Jerry N. Jones is a partner in the Baton Rouge office whose practice includes assisting private and public entities with local, state, and federal governmental regulation; zoning; environmental; public works contracts; contract negotiations, disputes and administration; business litigation; energy, oil & gas; and public utility law. He has assisted domestic and international clients in the development and operation of world-scale manufacturing facilities.

Jerry served as City Attorney for the City of Shreveport for eight years prior to returning to private practice. Jerry was re-appointed to Louisiana’s Board of Commerce and Industry by Governor John Bel Edwards after two terms on the Board during which he served as Board Chairman and Vice Chairman. He serves his local community as a member of the West Feliciana Parish Board of Adjustment. Jerry has been admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Representative Matters

  • Represented multiple petro-chemical companies in site location and acquisition, economic development incentive negotiations, permitting, company start-up, and contract negotiations for world class facilities.
  • Represented large scale terminaling project in site location and company start-up.
  • Represented commercial clients before the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality in response to significant enforcement actions including matters relating to air, water, solid waste, and hazardous waste
  • Provided immediate response to significant environmental impact incidents before the Louisiana Departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality, and Public Safety
  • Represented oil and gas industry clients before various local governmental entities in the negotiation of acceptable ordinances and regulations including pipeline right-of-way and construction permit agreements, noise ordinances, and road repair ordinances
  • Represented various municipal clients and the Louisiana Municipal Association in the negotiation of franchise agreements with telecommunications, cable, and natural gas entities
  • Represented private entities before various local planning commissions, zoning boards, municipal, and parish governmental authorities relating to significant modifications to zoning ordinances
  • Represented various local governmental entities in matters relating to Louisiana’s Open Meetings Law, Public Records Act, Local Budget Act, and Public Works Act
  • Represented various local governmental entities in annexation, reapportionment, and redistricting issues
  • Represented both public and private entities in the drafting and passage of significant legislation at the local and state government levels


Lorman Education Services:
  • What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings in Louisiana; May 20, 2003 and January 15, 2009
  • Advanced Zoning & Land Use in Louisiana; December 8, 2005
  • Zoning & Land Use in Louisiana; September 15, 2005
  • Getting it Right - The Differing Judicial Standard of Review in Zoning and Administrative Appeals; March 31, 2005
  • Cell Tower Siting and Related Issues; December 8, 2004
  • Louisiana Construction Contracting for Public Entities; June 13, 2001
Louisiana Municipal Association:
  • Negotiating Franchise Agreements; August 10, 2002
  • Cable Franchises in Louisiana; August 3, 2001
Louisiana City Attorney's Association:
  • Land Use and Street Revitalization Seminar: Rights of Way and Franchise Agreements; March 26, 2010
  • Franchise Agreements: The Ride is Far from Over; October 31, 2003
  • Franchise Agreements: The Next Few Years May be a Bumpy Ride; November 9, 2001
Tarshar Society:
  • Separation of Church and State: You've Come a Long Way; November 17, 1999.


  • City of Shreveport Rising Young Business Leader, 1993
  • Former City Attorney for City of Shreveport
  • AV® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell. “AV” is the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards
  • Best Lawyers®, since 2012 in the practice areas of Litigation - Environmental and Litigation - Municipal
  • Chambers USA since 2013, listed as a leading lawyer in area of Environmental Law

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry Member, Past Chairman
  • The Committee of 100 for Economic Development (C100 Louisiana)
  • Louisiana City Attorneys Association, Past President and Board of Directors
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Continuing Fellow
  • Norwela Council of the Boy Scouts, Past President
  • Mothers Against Drugs, Immediate Past President
  • Shreveport Bar Association
  • Bossier Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


SHREVEPORT, LA 71101-5529
P: (318) 227-1131
F: (318) 227-1141

New Orleans

1100 POYDRAS, SUITE 2700
P: (504) 596-6300
F: (504) 596-6301

Baton Rouge

301 MAIN ST., SUITE 2100
P: (225) 490-5000
F: (225) 490-5001

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