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Gary K. Jones



  • Mississippi
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • All Mississippi State Courts
  • Tribal Court of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians


B.S., Mississippi State University, highest distinction, 1977

J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 1980

Gary Jones is a shareholder in the Jackson office of the firm and has served as Chair of the Workers’ Compensation practice group since 2007.  He has been involved in the Workers’ Compensation practice for over 35 years and has served as a mediator in hundreds of cases over the past 15 years.

When asked about the practice of law, Gary says, “Wise counsel is what you get with Daniel Coker attorneys.  Our job is to tell you what you need to hear, not necessarily what you want to hear.  Dogmatism for the sake of dogmatism is not productive.  Instead, we seek effective, practical solutions to your litigation needs.”

Professional Affiliations

The Mississippi Bar Association

Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America®, Workers Compensation - Employers, Since 2003

Best Lawyers®, 2015 and 2018 Jackson, MS Lawyer of the Year - Workers' Compensation Law

The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers - Fellow

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Rated

A.H. “Buddy” Mitchell Award, Administrative Law Section, Mississippi Bar, 2005

Kenneth G. Perry Professionalism Award, Workers' Compensation Section, Mississippi Bar, 2009

Mississippi Contributor, Independent Contractor Status: State by State Legal Guide (R. Wood Ed., 1993

Mississippi Law Journal, Research Editor, 1978-1979

Mid-South Super Lawyers - 2009, 2011-2015

Seminars & Speaking Engagements