Judson R. Jones

E-mail address: jjones@mhdlaw.com
Phone: 601-353-0035

Born Columbus, MS; admitted to bar 2006, Mississippi; 2006, Tennessee.  Education: Mississippi State University (B.S., Civil Engineering, magna cum laude, 2002); University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2006).  Member: Mississippi Bar, Tennessee Bar, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  Jud’s engineering and legal education and experience provide him with a unique understanding and perspective on technical issues that commonly arise in advising construction industry clients.  He is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Tennessee.

Jud has worked with David Mockbee to co-author and lecture on the following topics:

  • University of Mississippi Seminar:  “Anatomy of a Construction Defect Case,” March 30, 2007 and May 21, 2010
  • “The Law and the Geotech,” October 20, 2008
  • ACEC Seminar: “The Green Building Monster & Other Engineering Demons,” February 27, 2009
  • Mississippi Air National Guard Seminar: “Mississippi Public Works Construction Law” and corresponding Manual, April 21, 2010
  • American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, “The Engineer’s Legal Exposure for Facilities Built on Expansive Soils,” January/February 2011, Volume 25, Issue 1 (Received Award for Outstanding Paper of 2011 from ASCE’s Technical Council on Forensic Engineering)
  • ACEC of Mississippi Seminar: “The Engineer in the Courtroom,” March 11, 2011
  • Halfmoon Seminars, “Law of Construction Defects and Failures,” July 29, 2011
  • Neel-Schaffer, Inc. Seminar: “Lessons Learned – Or Not!” February 1, 2012
  • “The ‘Sustainability’ Phenomenon,” July 2012
  • Halfmoon Seminars, “Legal Issues for Mississippi Professional Engineers,” August 14, 2012
  • Structural Engineers Association of Mississippi (SEAM) Seminar: “Ethics in Engineering,” November 8, 2012 & March 13, 2014
  • Guest Speaker, Mississippi College School of Law, Construction Law class Intercession, January 2013 – 2017
  • “The Measure of Malpractice – There is a Place for the Threshold Approach in Evaluating Design Errors and Omissions,” Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers, Volume 7, Number 1, Winter 2013, January 2013
  • ACEC of Mississippi Seminar: “EJCDC C-900 Construction Documents, Tracking the Changes from 2007 to 2013,” November 15, 2013
  • Mississippi State University School of Architecture Guest Speaker, February 4, 2014
  • Neel-Schaffer, Inc. Seminar Series: Engineer’s Role in Contractor Selection Public Project, August 18, 2014
  • ACEC of Mississippi Seminar: Miss. Code Ann. § 31-7-13.2 Construction Manager at Risk Method of Project Delivery, November 13, 2014
  • Neel-Schaffer, Inc. Seminar Series: How to Prepare for Dealing with a Problem Contractor, March 13, 2015
  • Mississippi State Board of Architecture Annual Meeting, Speaker: “The Measure of Malpractice – There is a Place for the Threshold Approach in Evaluating Design Errors and Omissions,” August 4, 2015
  • ACEC of Mississippi Seminar: “Navigating the Engineering Highway”; February 10, 2017