Walter Jones is one of the founding members of the firm. He has retired from the firm and no longer practices law, but continues to advise the firm in many ways. He began practicing with T.C. Homesley, Jr. in 1970, with the firm of Collier, Harris & Homesley, from which the existing firm evolved. Mr. Jones grew up in eastern North Carolina, earned a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1963 and graduated from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1966. He was licensed and admitted to practice law in North Carolina and in the U.S. Court of Military Appeals in 1966. Mr. Jones served in the United States Army, where he was a member of the JAG Corps, serving at Fort Jackson, SC and in Viet Nam, from 1966 to 1970. While in the Army, he earned the Army Commendation Medal and the Bronze Star Medal.
For many years, Mr. Jones’ legal practice consisted primarily of civil and criminal litigation, during which time he was a member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mr. Jones has, for the past several years, practiced primarily in the areas of estate planning and estate administration, corporate and business transactional law, commercial and residential real estate law and contract law. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and the Iredell County, North Carolina and American Bar Associations.
Mr. Jones is a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he has served as a Deacon and an Elder, and the Mooresville-Lake Norman Rotary Club. He has previously served on the boards of Piedmont Bank, Lincoln Bank, First Charter Bank and the Regional Board of Fifth Third Bank. He is a long-time member and associate of the Board of Directors of Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, Inc., having served as Chairman, Counsel to the Board and currently serving as a board member, and he has recently been named an advocate member, which is a lifetime honor of recognition. He is a past Chairman of the Mooresville Board of Elections, past President of the United Way of Mooresville, past President of the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Mooresville Merchants Association, past Chairman of the Board of Lowrance Hospital, and past President of the Iredell County Bar Association. He has served as a member of the Ethics Committee of the NC Bar Association and was given the Distinguished Service Award as Young Man of the Year by the Mooresville Jaycees. Mr. Jones served as the Attorney for the Mooresville Graded School District from 1985-2000 and served as the Town Attorney for the Town of Mooresville from 2000-2002. He was named the “Outstanding Business Person of the Year” by the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce in 1998.
Mr. Jones was inducted into the NC Bar Association General Practice Hall of Fame in June, 2008.
North Carolina, 1966
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1966
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1963 B.A.
Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1966 J.D.
HONORS AND AWARDS
NC Bar Association General Practice Hall of Fame, 2008
Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Person of the Year, 1998
Army Commendation Medal
Bronze Star Medal
North Carolina State Bar
Iredell County Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
American Bar Association
Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, Inc., current Board Member & Advocate Member
Mooresville-Lake Norman Rotary Club, Member
Piedmont Bank, past Board Member
Lincoln Bank, past Board Member
First Charter Bank, past Board Member
Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, Inc., past Counsel to the Board, current board member
Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, Inc., past Board Chairman
Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, Inc., Board Member
Mooresville Board of Elections, past Chairman
United Way of Mooresville, past President
Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce, past President
Mooresville Merchants Association, past President
Lowrance Hospital, past Board Chairman
Mooresville Graded School District Attorney, 1985-2000
Town of Mooresville Attorney, 2000-2002
First Presbyterian Church, Member
First Presbyterian Church, former Deacon
First Presbyterian Church, former Elder
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