Attorney Profile

In 2000, after close to a decade of practicing law in some of Maryland/Baltimore’s finest law firms, Lisa Harris Jones founded Harris Jones & Malone, LLC. Now 20 years later,  Jones remains the first and only African-American female in the State of Maryland to own and manage a law practice that focuses on government relations and lobbying, procurement and government contracts, labor law, and litigation.
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Lisa Harris Jones

Founding Member/Attorney at Law

In 2000, after close to a decade of practicing law in some of Maryland/Baltimore’s finest law firms, Lisa Harris Jones founded Harris Jones & Malone, LLC. Now 20 years later,  Jones remains the first and only African-American female in the State of Maryland to own and manage a law practice that focuses on government relations and lobbying, procurement and government contracts, labor law, and litigation.  

Founding Member/Attorney at Law

In 2000, after close to a decade of practicing law in some of Maryland/Baltimore’s finest law firms, Lisa Harris Jones founded Harris Jones & Malone, LLC. Now 20 years later,  Jones remains the first and only African-American female in the State of Maryland to own and manage a law practice that focuses on lobbying, government relations, and procurement law matters at both the state and local levels.  Harris Jones & Malone has represented municipalities and related quasi-public agencies; non-profits; and small and large business enterprises, both publicly and privately held. Currently, Jones and her team represent clients on issues concerning, but not limited to, construction, energy, water, retail sales, education, transportation, public safety, healthcare, gaming, real estate, telecommunications, procurement, corporate law, state funding for public and private development projects, taxation, labor, insurance, public interest, election, and environmental law.

 

Jones has dedicated a great deal of her time and resources to matters of public interest. She assisted in successfully advocating for the repeal of Maryland’s Death Penalty and the enactment of the Civil Marriage Protection Act.  She has worked in a pro bono capacity for Dyslexia education, community development in Baltimore City’s most challenging areas, the advancement of the Performing and Visual Arts in Baltimore City, and the advancement of Minority Business Enterprises.  Jones is a Member of the Board of Trustees/Directors of three publicly traded companies: Industrial Logistics Properties Trust; Senior Housing Properties Trust; and TravelCenters of America, LLC.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of Everyman Theatre and The Odyssey School.  Jones is Member of the City of Baltimore Minority Business Enterprise/Women’s Business Enterprise Certification Appeals Board.  Recently, Savoy Magazine recognized Jones as one of the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors, an international honor.

Admitted to Practice:
State of Maryland

 

Law School:
American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (J.D., 1993)

 

College:
University of Pittsburgh (B.A., 1990)

In 2019 Harris Jones received the Current Leader Award from the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc. In 2016 she received the Maryland Government Relations Association’s Community Service Award. Harris Jones is honored to have won the Friend of Dyslexia Award for Outstanding Dyslexia Advocacy in 2016 and the YWCA Greater Baltimore’s Special Leader Award in 2012. In 2009, she received The Daily Record’s Leadership in Law Award. She has also been named one of 50 Women to Watch in 2013 by The Baltimore Sun, one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2005 and 2009 by The Daily Record, 40 under 40 by the Baltimore Business Journal in 2001, the Top 25 Young Leaders to Watch by the Baltimore Times in 2002, and honored as a 21st Century Woman by the Maryland Coalition for Responsive Government in 2000.  Recently, Harris Jones was recognized as one of the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors by Savoy Magazine. Harris Jones was the recipient of Maryland’s Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises in 2006 and 2008 by The Daily Record and the Maryland Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs and the recipient of Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2010 Bridging the Gap Achievement Award.
Member, Board of Directors to Everyman Theatre; Member, Board of Directors to The Family Tree; Member, Board of Trustees to The Odyssey School; Member, Mayor’s Advisory Council on Minority and Women-Owned Business; Co-Chair, 2012 Journey Home Benefit Committee to raise funds for Baltimore City’s 10-year plan to end homelessness; Commissioner, Baltimore City Wage Commission; Member, City of Baltimore MBE/WBE Certification Appeals Board; Secretary, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Maryland Affiliate; President, Druid Heights Community Development Corporation, Inc.; Board Member, Center for Fathers, Families and Workforce Development; Co-Chair, College Bound Mid – Summer Fest; Member, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter; Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Board Member, Hampden Family Center; Board Member, First Tee of Baltimore, Inc.; and Member, Maryland Coalition of Women for Responsive Government, Inc. 21st Century Woman II.
Member, Board of Directors of TravelCenters of America, LLC; Member, Board of Trustees of Senior Housing Properties Trust; Member, Board of Trustees of Industrial Logistics Properties Trust; National Bar Association; Monumental Bar Association; American Bar Association; Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia; Women’s Leadership Forum of the Democratic National Committee; and Maryland Government Relations Association.
Recipient: American University Washington College of Law, Deans Fellowship for Research in Domestic and International Banking, 1991-1992; Women’s Law Association, Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin Scholarship, 1992; and Author: “The Civil Rights Act of 1991, The Compromise on Civil Rights,” American University Black Letter Law Journal (Spring 1992).