Attorney Profile

Lisa Harris Jones is the Founding and Managing Member of Harris Jones & Malone, LLC (HJM), a Maryland-based law firm that focuses on state and local lobbying, government relations, and procurement. Ms. Harris Jones’ practice includes representation of small and large business enterprises, both publicly and privately held, municipalities and related quasi-public agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Harris Jones represents clients on a wide range of business interests’ concerns including, but not limited to, public and private real estate development, land use zoning and financing, construction, energy, retail sales, education, transportation, public safety, healthcare, gaming, telecommunications, intellectual technology, procurement, corporate, taxation, labor and employment, insurance, public interest, election, and environmental law. Prior to founding HJM in 2000, Ms. Harris Jones was associated with other Maryland law firms where she practiced corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, government relations, real estate financing, and land use law.
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Lisa Harris Jones

Founding Member/Attorney at Law

Lisa Harris Jones is the Founding and Managing Member of Harris Jones & Malone, LLC (HJM), a Maryland-based law firm that focuses on state and local lobbying, government relations, and procurement. Ms. Harris Jones’ practice includes representation of small and large business enterprises, both publicly and privately held, municipalities and related quasi-public agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Harris Jones represents clients on a wide range of business interests’ concerns including, but not limited to, public and private real estate development, land use zoning and financing, construction, energy, retail sales, education, transportation, public safety, healthcare, gaming, telecommunications, intellectual technology, procurement, corporate, taxation, labor and employment, insurance, public interest, election, and environmental law. Prior to founding HJM in 2000, Ms. Harris Jones was associated with other Maryland law firms where she practiced corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, government relations, real estate financing, and land use law.
Harris Jones is the Founding and Managing Member of Harris Jones & Malone, LLC (2000-present), a Maryland-based law firm that focuses on state and local lobbying, government relations, and procurement. Harris Jones currently serves on the boards of Diversified Healthcare Trust (NASDAQ: DHC); Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (NASDAQ: ILPT); and TravelCenters of America Inc., (NASDAQ:  TA). Harris Jones was an associate with the law firm of Shapiro and Olander (1993-1997) and Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC (1997-1999).
Harris Jones earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh and holds a Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law.
Harris Jones gained national recognition in both 2021 and 2016 by Savoy Magazine by being named one of the “Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.”  She was listed on The Daily Record’s “Power 40 in Government & Lobbying” for 2022 and “Power 100” in 2021. In 2019, Harris Jones received the “Current Leader Award” from the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc. In 2016, Harris Jones was honored to earn the “Friend of Dyslexia Award for Outstanding Dyslexia Advocacy” and the Maryland Government Relations Association’s “Community Service Award.” Harris Jones received The Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law Award” in 2016. She was also 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. Harris Jones was the recipient of “Maryland’s Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises” in 2006 and 2008 by The Daily Record and Maryland Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs and the recipient of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2010 “Bridging the Gap Achievement Award.”

Harris Jones was the recipient of the 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).

Member, Board of Trustees to the Baltimore Museum of Art; 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.
Maryland State Bar Association, Maryland Government Relations Association, and the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc.