Deitra Jones represents and advises employers in a variety of labor and employment matters, ranging from single plaintiff claims to complex class actions. Her practice includes matters arising under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and restrictive covenants. She also has experience conducting, and counseling employers on, workplace investigations.
In law school, Deitra was a member of the Employment Law Clinic, where she gained experience representing clients before the Virginia Employment Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and in university grievance hearings. She was also the recipient of the Earle K. Shawe Labor Relations Award, given to the graduating student who shows the greatest promise in the field of labor relations.
Prior to attending law school, Deitra served as a corps member for Teach For America, where she taught middle school mathematics in North Carolina.
Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day
November 13, 2017
Women's Global Leadership Forum, Leadership & Equality: Roundtable with Emerging Leaders
- University of Virginia (J.D. 2018; Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law; Recipient, Earle K. Shawe Labor Relations Award; President, Black Law Students Association, National Chapter of the Year); Georgia State University (B.S. in Criminal Justice magna cum laude 2013)
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Carlton W. Reeves, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi (2018-2019)