Mark M. Jones Partner




Mark Jones concentrates his practice in defense of claims of medical malpractice. He also has experience in employment, trucking and general liability matters. Mark has extensive jury trial experience, devising successful defense strategies, and has served as national coordinating counsel in a major multidistrict lawsuit involving hundreds of claims across the country.

Mark works with clients collaboratively to provide a defense that is tailored to client needs and case allegations. He focuses on identifying central issues in cases and building creative and credible defenses supported by high-level expert witnesses who effectively communicate to jurors. He strives to obtain early resolution of lawsuits through motions or mediation and keeps clients regularly informed and involved about case strategy.

Areas of Focus

Medical Malpractice
Mark defends physicians, nurses, hospitals, managed care organizations and nursing homes. He litigates cases in state and federal courts in Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. He also regularly represents health care professionals in disciplinary investigations. The McLean, VA, office of Wilson Elser has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America as a Tier I law firm in the area of medical malpractice defense.

Mark defends trucking companies when claims are brought against vehicle owners and drivers stemming from motor vehicle accidents. He has defended hundreds of motor vehicle cases in both state and federal courts.

In addition to claims handling, Mark assists clients with transactional and contract matters, restrictive covenants and non-compete disputes, labor force reductions and grievances under collective bargaining agreements.

General Liability
Mark has represented self-insured corporations, insurance companies and their insureds in hundreds of complex civil lawsuits involving personal injury, employment and commercial claims. He also has defended and tried to jury many catastrophic injury medical malpractice lawsuits on behalf of health care providers.

Representative Matters

Received defense verdict in wrongful death jury trial involving alleged failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism, where treating medical provider had moved out of the state and did not appear at trial.

Obtained defense verdict in wrongful death jury trial involving a married father of three who presented to emergency department with fever, infection and chronic immunosuppression, was discharged home and died three days later.

In a case involving wrongful death of young adult man, successfully defended at trial a neurosurgeon who allegedly misdiagnosed brain herniation.

Represented psychiatrist who was accused of improperly discharging from hospital a depressed young girl, who then committed suicide. Jury returned a verdict for the psychiatrist.

In a case involving a cardiac arrest and permanent severe brain injury of a young girl while a patient in hospital, jury returned a verdict for the defendant physician.