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G. Frank Jones

Frank JonesA native Wilmingtonian, Frank Jones graduated from John T. Hoggard High School in 1978. Frank is a Summa cum Laude graduate of North Carolina State University with a double major in Business Management and Economics. Frank graduated from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Law in 1985 and joined the firm in the same year.

A former President of the New Hanover County Bar Association, Frank Jones is peer rated AV® Preeminent™ for legal ability and ethical standards. Frank’s practice areas include DWI/DUI Defense, Criminal Law, Traffic Offenses as well as DMV Suspensions/Appeals and Expungement of Records. Frank is also a contract attorney for the Southern States Police Benevolent Association and the Fraternal Order of Police representing law enforcement officers facing criminal investigations or charges.

Emily C. Jones

Emily JonesEmily C. Jones is a native of Wilmington, and a graduate of John T. Hoggard High School.  She received her undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude from North Carolina State University, and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.

Emily graduated early from the Charlotte School of Law, with Honors, receiving her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude.  During law school, Emily interned for the District Attorney’s Office in New Hanover and Pender Counties, where she prosecuted criminal offenses.  She also interned for United Family Services, Victim’s Assistance, where she represented victims of domestic violence.

Upon passing the bar, Emily joined Burney & Jones, PLLC and practices primarily in the areas of Family, Criminal, and Juvenile Law.  Emily practices in both New Hanover and Pender Counties.

Emily is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and of the Family and Juvenile Law Sections of the North Carolina Bar Association.  She is also a member of the New Hanover and Pender County Bars, and is an active volunteer.  Emily volunteers with Teen Court and Mock Trial Competitions in New Hanover County, and has served in the capacity of a judge, an attorney mentor, and an assistant Mock Trial coach.  She also volunteers with the Lawyers for Literacy Program.