Jones Day lawyers represent individuals and nonprofit organizations in both civil and criminal litigation before a variety of administrative agencies and state and federal courts, including the federal courts of appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court. Across the Firm, our lawyers participate in various local clinics that offer free legal advice to the poor on such matters as landlord/tenant law, public benefits, immigration, probate, family law, and consumer fraud. Our lawyers have represented defendants at all levels of the criminal justice system, from wrongfully charged individuals facing their first trials to death row inmates seeking new ones. In addition, we assist nonprofit organizations with corporate-related issues such as incorporation and tax advice.
Jones Day recently obtained asylum for the client, H.U., and her two young daughters.
In 1995, Robert Lee Bruce, Jr. was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a crack-distribution conspiracy.
Jones Day successfully represented Hattie Mae Tanner in post-conviction proceedings, ultimately obtaining a result from the Supreme Court of the United States ensuring that Ms. Tanner will remain a free woman.
On July 31, 2017, a jury in the Eastern District of Virginia found in favor of Jones Day pro bono client Sarah Roe (a pseudonym) and awarded her $3 million dollars in compensatory and punitive damages on her claims under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act ("TVPA").
Jones Day pro bono client Tyrone Davis persuaded an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit to hold that defendants sentenced pursuant to a binding plea agreement under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(c)(1)(C) are eligible to receive a sentence reduction under the Sentencing Commission’s retroactive amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.
Jones Day pro bono client Mr. Wayne Hunter secured a payment of $75,000, in settlement of a lawsuit against New York City and employees of the City of New York Department of Correction in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.