Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Profiles
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 and personal injury lawyer,
Attorney Blaine Jones has handled every type of criminal case and every
type of criminal charge along with a wide and diverse array of personal
injury and wrongful death cases. 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 best 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. Attorney Jones was awarded the coveted Bison Scholar award. This
award is earned by a select few scholarship athletes that achieve both
academic and athletic excellence!
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
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 Personal Injury Law Firm which handled a high volume of
personal injury 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.
Attorney Jones is so highly respected as one of the TOP LAWYERS IN THE
CITY OF PITTSBURGH that he is routinely called to give "EXPERT LEGAL
OPINION" to all of the local news channels.
Attorney Jones is a proud member of the Western Pennsylvania community.
He is often asked to speak at various events as well as to local high
school students. Attorney Jones is honored to have the opportunity to
touch so many people's lives. Additionally, Attorney Jones is a member
of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
With a reputation as a hard-hitting and aggressive Pittsburgh criminal
and personal injury 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 Western PA Criminal Law and Personal Injury Law Firm today to speak with us about your particular situation and to schedule
Attorney Al Burke
Before joining Blaine Jones Law, LLC, Attorney Burke was a former Assistant
United States Attorney for 23 years. Attorney Burke brings his vast knowledge
and 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 Burke has been practicing law for
over 25 years.
Attorney Nicole Nino
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.
Attorney Nino 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.
Attorney Nino 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.
Attorney Marwan E. Porter
Upon graduating from law school, Attorney Porter was hired by one of the
most prominent and successful lawyers in the country, Willie E. Gary.
Marwan trained directly under his mentor for approximately 10 years and
learned to develop, process and litigate multi-million dollar cases. While
working as a law clerk at the Gary Law Firm, Marwan assisted the firm
in securing a $139,000,000 trial verdict against Anheuser-Busch and as
an Attorney was instrumental in representing hundreds of clients in the
$800,000,000 mass tort and class action division against big tobacco.
Marwan continues to work closely with Willie Gary, and acts as co-counsel
in several Gary Law Firm cases. Marwan is a proficient litigator specializing
in litigating wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, discrimination
and business litigation cases, including tobacco litigation and complex
contractual disputes. He is licensed to practice law in multiple states
including Pennsylvania, Florida, New York and Washington, D.C. and works
with several attorneys throughout the country to assist in funding and
maximizing the value of their cases.
As a result of his legal success, in 2011 Marwan was named one of the top
40 lawyers in the country under 40 years old, and he was invited for membership
into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum whose membership is limited to
lawyers that have achieved verdicts or settlements in the amount of one
million dollars or more. Marwan is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
Inc., The American Bar Association, National Bar Association, and the
Florida Justice Association.