Starnes Davis Florie

Averie Armstead Jones

Associate

100 Brookwood Place
7th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35209

Averie Armstead Jones

Averie Armstead Jones

Associate

100 Brookwood Place
7th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35209

Averie Jones is an associate at Starnes Davis Florie. She is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and her practice is devoted to labor & employment, professional liability, and collegiate sports. She has a wide range of legal experience including medical malpractice, surety litigation, and representing universities in litigation, NCAA compliance matters, and internal investigations. Averie serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee and Diversity Committee.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by The National Black Lawyers "Top 40 Under 40" for the state of Alabama.
  • In 2019, received the Jack Davis Professional Achievement Award from The University of Alabama.
  • During law school, served as Class President, was active in the Student Bar Association, and was a member of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy.

Community Involvement

  • Averie is the Income Development Co-Chair of the Young Supporters Board of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.
  • Averie serves as the Mentoring Co-Chair, Judge Horton Inn of Court, connecting law students with practicing attorneys.
  • Averie is a member of the Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association.
  • Averie is an active member of her church, serving in the education ministry and young adults ministry.
  • Averie has served as an adjunct professor at Cumberland School of Law. She has also served as part of the City of Birmingham’s Women’s Initiative.

 

 

 

Highlights

  • Prevailed in an appeal before the Alabama Supreme Court, in favor of the Defendant OBGYN and her practice group following a week-long trial in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County. On appeal, the Plaintiffs argued they were entitled to a new trial because the trial court erred by denying Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment on causation, erred in its charge to the jury and the manner in which it framed to issues to be considered by the jury, and erred in prohibiting the Plaintiffs from employing Reptile Theory tactics.
  • Obtained a favorable ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirming the district court’s grant of summary judgment in a lawsuit involving Section 1981 claims that a water works board discriminated against a customer based on his race by denying his request for additional water and sewer taps.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a an OBGYN in a 6 day jury trial alleging negligence during the performance of diagnostic laparoscopy procedure, resulting a rectal perforation to the patient.

Presentations and Publications

Fun Facts

Averie loves sports, music, movies, traveling, and being “Auntie Averie” to her nieces and nephews.

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