Councilperson Linley Jones was first elected by City Councilmembers to represent District 1 in June 2015 to complete the unfinished term of Rebecca Chase Williams when she became mayor. In November 2015, Councilperson Jones was elected to represent District 1 in the general election.
Raised on St. Simons Island, Ga., Ms. Jones has worked as a trial lawyer since 1992 and also served as President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. She was the first woman lawyer in the United States to be board-certified in legal malpractice and appeared on CNN over 100 times as a Senior Legal Analyst. Ms. Jones has repeatedly been named one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in Georgia, most recently in 2016, and has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia by the American Trial Lawyers Association. She has also received the highest rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, an AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rating. She currently practices in Atlanta and specializes in legal malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, and wrongful death.
Councilperson Jones played an integral role in the founding of the City through her service as a board member for Citizens for North DeKalb, an organization that commissioned the original study on the prospect of Brookhaven becoming a city, as well as through her designation as the spokesperson for Brookhaven Yes, the campaign for Brookhaven cityhood. Ms. Jones also served her community for many years as the Neighborhood Affairs Chair of Cambridge Park Civic Association.
Councilperson Jones has lived in Brookhaven for over 20 years and now lives in District 1 with her husband and 10-year-old son, a proud Murphey Candler baseball player.
Councilperson Jones’ goals:
Provide ethical and dedicated representation
Improve Brookhaven’s parks and expand greenspace
Protect the neighborhoods and quality of life in District 1