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Benita Nicole Jones

Benita Nicole Jones

Education Lawyer
North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
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About Benita Nicole Jones

Attorney Biography

Benita N. Jones is originally from eastern North Carolina. She attended magnet schools in Raleigh and graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, where she graduated magna cum laude, and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.

Ms. Jones is admitted to practice law in North Carolina and Virginia and before the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina. Her practice includes representation of public schools and other educational institutions. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Prior to joining Tharrington Smith, L.L.P. in September 2011, Ms. Jones completed a two-year Education Law fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she worked directly with client communities to promote equality of education in school districts throughout North Carolina. She has provided legal counsel to developers and housing authorities sponsoring affordable housing projects as an attorney with Klein Hornig, L.L.P. in Washington, DC.

While in law school, Ms. Jones was a student attorney in Georgetown's Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development, where she designed and co-taught a nine-week Entrepreneurship Training Class, Personal Finance Management Seminars and a Negotiations Workshop for low-income homeowners. She also served as a Legal Research and Writing Fellow and a Senior Writing Fellow. Ms. Jones was a Dean's Scholar, an ABA Business Law Scholar, a NAACP Legal Defense Fund Earl Warren Scholar, and received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award.

Ms. Jones is an avid musician. She performs regularly as a classical and gospel violinist and enjoys sharing the gift of music through teaching.

Practice Areas

Education Law (100%)

Résumé - Benita Nicole Jones

Bar Licenses

North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

North Carolina Central University
Assistant University Legal Counsel, North Carolina Central University

Tharrington Smith

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Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor

Yale University

Yale University

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Wake County Bar Association
Wake County Bar Association

Vice Chair
North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section

American Bar Association

North Carolina State Bar

North Carolina Bar Association

Virginia State Bar

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Reviews - Benita Nicole Jones

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Seasoned Professional

Posted by: Zachery S. Mitcham
Education Law

Seasoned Professional

I worked with Ms Jones as a colleague at NCCU. A well respected professional that played integral role in the overall success of the university. She does everything that she endeavors in an outstanding manner. In a word, phenomenal!

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Benita Nicole Jones
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina Central University 1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
Office: 919-530-6154

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