Taylor Jones, Jr. was born in Franklin, GA and has been a resident of Dayton, Ohio for most of his life. He is a proud graduate of Roosevelt High School, Dayton Public Schools system. He graduated from Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana with a B.S. in Economics and attended University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois’ Institute of Industrial/Labor Relations. He earned his J.D. from Chase Northern Kentucky State University, Covington, Kentucky. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio in 1975.


  • 1965-1971 Director of Relations, Monsanto Research Corporation, responsible for contract negotiations, personnel administration, affirmative action policies and procedures, supervisor training
  • 1971-1975 Independent Arbitrator
  • 1975-1980 Senior Partner, Law Firm of Austin & Jones, Co., L.P.A.
  • 1980-1986 Senior Partner, Law Firm of Austin, Jones, Littlejohn & Owens Co., L.P.A.
  • 1986-2008 Principal, Law Firm of Jones, Washington Co., L.P.A.
  • May 2008 Of Counsel with Leppla Associates, Advocates & Counselors At Law

He served as an Arbitrator, Mediator, Hearing Officer and Negotiator for numerous public and private sector employers over the past twenty years. As a practioner for various public and private entities, he negotiated in excess of thirty public and private sector labor agreements during the past twenty years.


Attorney and Mediator: Experienced in non-profit, corporate law, civil and complex litigation.

Special Counsel: Previously served as Special Counsel to four different Attorney Generals in Ohio for Higher Education Institutions.

General Outside Counsel Services: Counsel to large community mental health organization; Counsel to large Dayton area HMO; Counsel to Head Start Programs; and Counsel to numerous community organizations.


Former Member of Advisory Council Ohio Race Relations and Minority Affairs of Atomic Energy Commission; Former Member and Vice-Chair of Ohio State Bar Association, Professional Conduct and Legal Ethics Committee; Former Hearing Examiner – Ohio Civil Rights Commission; Former Hearing Examiner – Dayton Human Relations Council; Member Chairman’s Arbitration Panel, Montgomery County Common Pleas Court; Faculty Assistant, National Judicial College Mediaition Training Program, University of Nevada, at Reno, Nevada


Former Member of the Board of Trustees of the local Paul Lawrence Dunbar Historical Association; Board member SCLC, Dayton Chapter; SCLC Member Dayton Ohio; Member, National Advisory Board, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio; Board of Directors Carilon Historical Park; Trustee, Earlham College, Richmond, IN.

Co-Founder – Chairman, Earlham College, National African American Advisory Board


First, Inc. Outstanding Community Economic Development Award (1991-1995). The award was given for work involving a $15,000,000 housing project for low and moderate income families which provided safe, decent and affordable housing to families in Dayton. Lifetime Humanitarian Achievement Award presented by National SCLC President, Reverend Joseph Lowrey at the National Conference, Southern Christian Leadership Conference Dayton, Ohio (SCLC 1992) Helping Hands Award, Boys and Girls Club (1998) Community Service Award, National Head Start Association (1997)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]