Janice Williams–Jones is the founder of the Law Office of Janice Williams-Jones. She represents employers and employees in a variety of employment and labor matters, including employment discrimination litigation and wage and hours issues. Over the last 20 years, she has represented employees and corporations in Michigan, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Prior to opening her law office, Ms. Janice Williams-Jones practiced law for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a Trial Attorney, Senior Trial Attorney and Deputy Associate Chief Counsel. She also spent a year working as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Department of Justice, where she defended federal agencies of the United States and its departments and employees on civil matters covering a variety of subjects, including tort, civil rights, commercial litigation, employment law, and False Claims Act matters.
As an experienced attorney, Ms. Williams-Jones has litigated cases arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and in other employment-related civil actions. She has also represented clients before federal and state administrative and regulatory agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor (Wage & Hour).
Ms. Williams-Jones’ practice also includes drafting employment policies, handbooks, employment and non-competition agreements, and advising clients on the difficult day-to-day issues arising in the workplace. She has also trained managers and supervisors in employment law and drafted policies aimed at reducing the likelihood of litigation in the future.
Ms. Williams-Jones is a member of the Washington, D.C. Bar Association, the Maryland Bar Association and Employment Law Section of the Maryland Bar Association. She is a graduate of Virginia State University (BA, 1980) and the University of Baltimore School of Law (JD, 1992), cum laude.