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David L. Jones

Founding Partner

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Law Enforcement Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Municipal Law
  • Employment Law
  • Construction Law

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • Indiana Supreme Court


  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY (1965-1966)
  • Lincoln University, PA (1968-1970)
  • B.A., University of Evansville (1972, cum laude)
  • J.D., Indiana University (1975)

Professional Experience


  • Jones • Wallace, LLC (2009-Present), Founding Partner
  • Bowers Harrison, LLP (2001-2009), Equity Partner
  • Jones, Wallace & Lonnberg, LLP (2001), Partner
  • Jones & Wallace, LLP (1996-2001), Partner
  • Law Offices of David L. Jones & Associates (1993-1996)
  • David L. Jones, Attorney at Law (1990-1993), Sole Proprietor
  • Jones & Wallace, LLP (1987-1990), Partner
  • Frick & Powell (1986), Partner
  • Bowers, Harrison, Kent & Miller (1977-1986), Partner and Associate


  • Vanderburgh County Attorney (1981-1986) (2019-Present)
  • Corporation Counsel City of Evansville (2004-2011)
  • Attorney to Vanderburgh County Council (1978-1986)
  • Attorney to Vanderburgh County Visitor and Convention Commission (1978-1981, 1996)
  • Court Commissioner, Vanderburgh Circuit Court (1976-1977)
  • Assistant Director and Bail Commissioner, Indianapolis Bail Project, Marion County Municipal Courts (1973-1976)
  • Securities Examiner and Administrative Assistant, Indiana Secretary of State (1972-1973)
  • Investigator, Bailiff, Probation Department, Vanderburgh Circuit Court (1971-1972)

Professional Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Vanderburgh Law Library Foundation
  • Former, Board of Directors, John L. Sanders Memorial
  • Former Evansville Bar Association Board of Directors
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Affiliate Membership Committee; House of Delegates
  • Former, Brooks Inns of Court
  • William H. Miller Law Library Foundation Board of Directors

Military Service

  • United States Marine Corps, active duty, honorable discharge May 1972, Service in Republic of South Vietnam December 1966-January 1968
    Cadet-Midshipman, U.S.N.R., U.S. Merchant Marine

Community and Governmental Involvement

  • Former Board of Directors and Attorney to Potters Wheel Ministries
  • Member, YMCA of Evansville, Indiana since 1976
  • Former Wish Upon A Star, initial Board of Directors and Incorporator
  • Former Vanderburgh County Veteran's Council, Assistant Judge Advocate and Board of Directors
  • Former, Indiana Vocational Technical College, Faculty Advisor
  • Former, Board of Directors, Evansville Police Department Foundation, Inc.
  • Former Adjunct Instructor, American Institute of Banking, University of Evansville (1979-1984)


  • Leadership Evansville COVID-19 Community Award 2021 Recipient
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Indiana for the year 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • Indiana Super Lawyer, 2004
  • 5,000 Personalities of the World, 2nd Edition for Service to Community and Outstanding Legal Achievements
  • Men of Achievement, 13th Edition, Distinguished Services
  • American Biographical Institute, 2nd Edition for Outstanding Service to the Legal Profession
  • American Biographical Institute, 5th Edition for Dedication to Public Service
  • American Biographical Institute, Community Leader of America, 1989
  • Wish Upon a Star, Certificate of Appreciation, 1988
  • Boss of the Year, Evansville Legal Secretaries, 1986-1987
  • Densmore Award, Indiana Federation of the Blind, 1986
  • Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 1st Edition
  • Who's Who in Society, 1986
  • Who's Who in the Midwest, 21st Edition
  • Who's Who in the United States, 1980
  • Who's Who in American Law, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Editions
  • National Student Register, 1971 and 1972
  • University of Evansville Alumni Certificate of Excellence in Leadership, 1972
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1973
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, 1972
  • Michael Jaffee Lodge B'Nai B'rith Coatesville, PA, Inter-Faith, Inter-Race Service Award, Lincoln University, 1970

Reported Cases

  • RE: Estate of Nick Henson vs. State of Indiana, et al.,
    Posey Circuit Court, Cause No. 86-C-53
    Law Enforcement - Excessive Force and Wrongful Death
    Two-week jury trial - Defense Verdict
    Affirmed by Indiana Court of Appeals
    Affirmed by Indiana Supreme Court
  • RE: Madonna Kline vs. Doris Hughes, et al.,
    United States District Court, Case No. EV 96-93-C-B/H
    Political Firing by Deputy County Auditor
    Summary Judgment for Defense
    7th Circuit Appeal Affirmed - 131 F.3d 708
  • RE: Larry Cornel Johnson vs. Evansville Police Department, et al.,
    United States District Court, Case No. EV 97-221-C-Y/H
    Civil Rights - False Arrest
    Motion to Dismiss granted
    7th Circuit Appeal Affirmed - 172 F.3d 53
  • RE: Darrin Powell vs. Tony Mayhew, United States District Court, Case No. EV 96-136-C-H/H Law Enforcement Summary Judgment for Defense 7th Circuit Appeal Affirmed - 165 F.3d 32
  • RE: Joan Tapp vs. City of Evansville, Indiana,
    Vanderburgh Superior Court, Cause No. 82D03-9402-CT-262
    Claim for broken ankles in deboarding from City bus
    Summary Judgment for Defense
    Affirmed by Indiana Court of Appeals
  • RE: American Legion Pioneer Post No 340 vs. Jason Christon, et al.,
    Court of Appeals of Indiana, Cause No. 84A01-9803-CV-109
    Premises Liability - Personal Injury from Criminal Acts of Third Party
    Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment denied by Trial Court
    Reversed by Indiana Court of Appeals - 712 N.E.2d 532
    Affirmed by Indiana Supreme Court
  • RE: Harris Roach vs. City of Evansville, et al.,
    United States District Court, Case No. EV 95-61-C
    Civil Rights conspiracy and failure to train
    Summary Judgment for Defense
    7th Circuit Appeal Affirmed - 111 F.3d 544
  • RE: Michael L. Davis vs. John Zirkelbach, et al., United States District Court, Case No. EV 92-158-C
    Civil rights and violations of federal and state wiretap acts
    Summary Judgment for Defense
    7th Circuit Appeal Affirmed - 149 F.3d 614
    Plaintiff's Petition for Writ of Certiorari denied by U.S. Supreme Court
  • RE: Gary Greubel, et al. vs. Mac Equipment, Inc., et al.,
    United States District Court, Case No. EV 94-131-C-Y-H
    Products Liability
    Summary Judgment for Defense
    7th Circuit Appeal Affirmed - 160 F.3d 409
  • RE: F.D. et al. vs. Indiana Dept. of Family Services 
    Vanderburgh Superior Court, Cause No. 82D03-0906-CT-3283
    Summary Judgment for Evansville Police Department
    Indiana Supreme Court - 1 N.E.3d 131