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Rhon Jones

Beasley Allen

Rhon heads up the firm’s Toxic Torts Section and oversees nursing home abuse and neglect cases. He is one of the top environmental attorneys for plaintiffs in the country.

His verdicts and settlements while at Beasley Allen are estimated at $3 billion, and total recovery for all cases he has worked on exceeds $30 billion. He is on the cutting edge for representing governments and water systems for various forms of environmental harm and has handled environmental or toxic exposure cases in at least 15 different states.

Most recently, Rhon has taken on the issue of seeking justice for those harmed by the nation’s opioid epidemic.

Education

  • University of Alabama (J.D., 1990)
  • Auburn University (B.A., 1986)

Notable Cases

  • Rhon is currently representing the State of Alabama and the State of Georgia in opioid litigation.
  • He served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) for the BP Deepwater Horizon MDL, as well as class counsel in the economic and property class settlement against BP. He helped negotiate the method by which all business claims have been paid in the economic class settlement, which has paid out more than $10 billion to date.
  • Rhon was also involved in the $18.5 billion agreement to settle federal, state and local government claims against BP, which resulted in more than $2 billion for Alabama. He represented the State of Alabama as private counsel in the BP litigation and was appointed a deputy attorney general for the state of Alabama in that case.
  • Obtained a $700 million settlement for thousands of Alabama PCB contamination victims, the largest environmental settlement in the country at the time.
  • Represented plaintiffs damaged by a massive coal ash spill that decimated the area around the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston, Tennessee Fossil Plant, resulting in a $27.8 million settlement agreement.