Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Profile
Attorney Blaine Jones (Owner)
Blaine Jones Law, LLC has worked for years on behalf of clients to help them obtain winning outcomes. As an experienced Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Blaine Jones has handled every type of criminal case and every type of criminal charge. Our firm is dedicated to our clients and their needs in order to rectify whatever situation arises. We are confident that when a client retains our legal services, they are getting the most competent legal representation.
Attorney Jones' Schooling
Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, Attorney Jones achieved great success while pursuing various academic goals. In high school, he earned a full athletic scholarship to attend Howard University, a highly prestigious institution in Washington, D.C. While attending Howard University, he not only excelled in athletics by being named a two-time MVP and four year starter but, he also had a double major graduating with two different degrees.
This was not enough for Mr. Jones, as he earned another scholarship this time for academics, to attend The Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California. A school known for having an exemplary litigation program giving students a solid understanding of the courtroom. During his time there, Mr. Jones earned himself a second academic scholarship and pursued his specialization in Litigation (courtroom practice). Attorney Jones gradauted from law school with distinction in Litigation!
He was so successful in the Litigation program that he was chosen to represent his law school at the American Trial Lawyers Association (A.T.L.A.) competition that takes place in Southern California. Additionally, he was selected by his professor to sit on the Moot Court. As a hard-working student, he was awarded this select honor after earning the highest grade in his class on a brief he had been working on the entire school year. Attorney Jones continues to remain highly dedicated to every case and situation he takes on; always striving to achieve the best possible results for his clients.
Training in Court
Mr. Jones firmly believed that practical experience coupled with theoretical teachings within the classroom would be most beneficial in helping his clients in his legal career. With that in mind, he applied and was selected for a highly coveted clerkship with the Honorable Judge Horace Wheatley. Judge Wheatley presided over a courtroom in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland, California. While clerking with Judge Wheatley, Attorney Jones observed numerous serious civil cases and briefed various arguments and cases presented to the court by the practicing attorneys.
Once he had graduated from law school, he went on to work at a law firm in Pittsburgh, focusing on personal injury, bankruptcy and wrongful death cases. This gave him a better chance of learning how the court system worked, but yet he wanted to extend his practice to other areas of law. Attorney Jones wanted more trial experience and thus began working as a criminal defense lawyer in Pittsburgh. Since that time, Attorney Jones has represented over 10,000 clients. In the course of this representation, he has become extremely familiar not only with courtroom procedure, but also with courtroom strategies. He has
successfully conducted over 50 trials and thousands upon thousands of preliminary hearings. Additionally, Attorney Jones has represented a long list of high-profile clients appearing on numerous television talk shows.
With a reputation as a hard-hitting and aggressive lawyer, Attorney Jones will not hesitate to fight for your rights and defend your case until the end. He has achieved numerous successful verdicts for past clients in both jury and non-jury trials. Highly experienced and diligent in his efforts on behalf of every case he takes on, clients can rest easier knowing that Attorney Jones will passionately strive to create a solid defense that will aim to diminish your charges or clear your accusations entirely.
Contact our law firm today to speak with us about your particular situation and to schedule a consultation.
Attorney Al Burke (Of Counsel)
Before joining Blaine Jones Law, LLC, Attorney Almon Burke was a former Assistant United States Attorney, with 23 years of experience as a federal prosecutor who concentrated much of his efforts in the areas of firearms and narcotics trafficking, while also prosecuting white collar crimes. Prior to his appointment to the United State Attorney's Office, Mr. Burke spent over two years as an Assistant District Attorney in Washington County Pennsylvania. His areas of criminal expertise include firearms, narcotics, bank robbery, theft, embezzlement, fraud, kidnapping, murder, assault, rape, forfeiture, DUI, juvenile delinquency, habeas corpus and appeals.
Attorney Nicole Nino (Partner)
Prior to joining Blaine Jones Law, LLC, Attorney Nino handled hundreds of criminal prosecution cases while working for the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office. Attorney Nino also handled civil cases while practicing as a defense attorney with the firm of Marshall Dennehey, and property tax assessment cases on behalf of numerous municipalities acting in the capacity as an assistant solicitor.
Nicole graduated summa cum laude from Washington & Jefferson College securing a job with the Pennsylvania State Senate. She subsequently attended Duquesne University, where she participated in a joint program to earn both her master's and legal degrees simultaneously. She received her juris doctor and her Master of Arts in health care and bio-ethics. Nicole completed her clinical residency at UPMC Mercy, where she worked with an ethics board to oversee many of the ethical and legal complications associated with the intensive care and cardiovascular intensive care units.
Through Duquesne University's Healthcare Ethics Graduate Program, Nicole has conducted multiple seminars and taught classes to graduate and undergraduate students, physicians and other medical staff at UPMC Mercy Hospital on issues related to bio-ethics, end of life, vaccination (legal and medical), medical research, applied medicine, insurance, malpractice and medical history.
Nicole is HIPAA certified and versed in the legislation and its application. She is an active member of the Health Law Section, Civil Litigation Section and Young Lawyers Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is a volunteer attorney for a local women's shelter.