Selma law firm adds former Judge Jones to teamPublished 9:47pm Tuesday, January 22, 2013
For former circuit court judge Tommy Jones, reestablishing a private practice at Pitts, Pitts & Williams Law Firm is a lot like coming home.
“I’m excited about getting back into this side of law practice,” Jones said. “Trying cases and representing people, there’s a certain satisfaction you get from helping people.”
Jones, who was born and raised in Selma, graduated from Selma High School in 1976 and then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama. He received his law degree from Cumberland Law School.
Before serving as circuit judge, Jones worked with Pitts, Pitts & Williams Law firm briefly in the mid-80s.
“I practiced law with Henry [Pitts] for about two and half years,” Jones said.
Jones will serve alongside attorneys Henry Pitts, Rick Williams and Tommy Atchison.
“When you’re a judge you don’t have that same ability, you’re not free to go out and help folks in the same way if you’re a private attorney,” Jones said with excitement about getting back into a private practice.
Pitts, Pitts & Williams is one of the oldest and well-known firms in the state. Established in 1891 by Phillip Henry Pitts, the firm has been serving in an array of legal areas for many years.
Jones said he’s excited to get out in the community and begin practicing law on a personal level again.
“I spent 18 years on the bench and now I’m back here,” Jones said. “I’m excited about getting right back in to the practice. I’m looking forward to helping people out.”