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Moye White
July 28, 2017

William F. Jones


An experienced and accomplished litigator, and Vice-chair of Moye White’s Trial Section, Billy’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation and class action defense. He defends business clients involved in insurance defense and coverage issues, franchise and distribution disputes, product liability defense, trust and estate litigation, as well as real estate litigation.

Focused and aggressive, Billy represents corporate clients in the variety of claims that arise in the business world. For his clients with interests in manufacturing, product distribution, and retail businesses, Billy has extensive experience defending against manufacturing, design defect, negligence, and breach of warranty claims.

Billy also serves as Chair of Moye White’s Franchise & Distribution Group, representing franchisors in franchisee disputes, and providing valuable advice regarding business development and sales, as well as offerings compliance.

A true advocate, Billy protects the interests of his clients against claims of directors’ and officers’ liability, bad faith, negligence, and other torts. He also has extensive experience in cases involving real estate and associated transactions.

Billy provides exceptional counsel at trial, through appeal, and in mediation and arbitration proceedings. He has extensive experience before the state and federal courts in Colorado, and has represented clients in various federal courts throughout the country. Billy’s practice has also included representation of clients in a variety of appellate courts, including the Colorado Court of Appeals, the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Virginia Supreme Court, and the South Dakota Supreme Court.

Billy's drive and commitment are evident in his community outreach. He is an accomplished speaker for the bar association and various defense attorney groups. Along with his wife, children, and dogs, Billy can often be found enjoying the great outdoors.

  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reverses jury verdict holding franchisor is a ‘joint employer,'” August 13, 2014.
  • William F. Jones, “Tough Economic Times Increase the Potential for Franchisor Tort Liability,” The Business Suit – Newsletter of DRI Commercial Litigation Committee, March 8, 2012.
  • William Jones & Dean Richardson, “How New Rules Can Affect Your Business Lawsuits: Business Litigation Under the New Civil Access Pilot Project,” Moye White Opportunities & Challenges, December 2011.
  • William F. Jones, “Franchise System Financing in a Tight Credit Market,” Moye White E-Blast, May, 2010.
  • William F. Jones, “Making Mediation Work For You,” The Whisper – Newsletter of DRI Young Lawyers Committee, April, 2007.



Areas of concentration

Civil litigation
Class action defense
Insurance defense & coverage
Product liability
Real estate
Trust & estate litigation

Education and credentials

University of Virginia, J.D.,
  Order of the Coif
Duke University, B.A.,
  cum laude


American Bar Association,
  Forum on Franchising
Defense Research Institute
North Dakota Petroleum

District of Columbia
Commonwealth of Virginia North Dakota