Curtis T. Jones
Curtis Jones is a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP who assists numerous companies with their complex legal, business and strategic challenges. Curtis is an organizer, leader, problem-solver and communicator. For over a decade, Curtis has drafted, reviewed and negotiated commercial and government contracts, and handled employment, securities, copyright, trademark, patent, licensing, data protection, franchising, real estate, antitrust, fraud, class action, complex business and commercial litigation, and insurance coverage issues. Whether through negotiation, litigation, alternative dispute resolution or other means, Curtis focuses his practice on working collaboratively with clients and their partners, vendors and employees to achieve cost-effective results that address and resolve the legal issues that businesses face.
Curtis is currently the firm’s pro bono coordinator, and is involved with a variety of pro bono matters.
Before joining Bose McKinney & Evans, Curtis served for two years as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Theodore (Ted) R. Boehm in the Supreme Court of Indiana. Additionally, Curtis taught accounting and computers for Schoolcraft Community Schools where he received the 2001 Significant Educator Award. Curtis received his juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 2004. While at Valparaiso University, Curtis served as executive symposium editor for the Valparaiso University Law Review, earned an honors program scholarship and served for a year in an externship with the Honorable Kenneth F. Ripple, United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit. Curtis graduated summa cum laude from Western Michigan University in 2000 where he was an honors graduate in mathematics while earning his bachelor of science in mathematics and secondary education (business). Curtis is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana.
Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2004)
Western Michigan University (B.S. in mathematics and secondary education (business), summa cum laude, 2000)
Abilene Christian University
Honors / Awards
The Best Lawyers in America® 2016-2020; Indiana Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars Edition (2012-2017, Insurance Coverage); Indiana Super Lawyers® (2018-2020); Up and Coming Lawyer, Indiana Lawyer Leadership in Law Award (2011); AV® Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell; Significant Educator of the Year Award (2001); Indiana Leadership Forum (2009-2010)
Appearances / Publications
Author: Curtis is a frequent contributor to the Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Insurance, Litigation and Appellate Law Blogs and to the Res Gestae Appellate Civil Case Law Update.
“Collection of Attorney Fees by Assertion of Liens in Indiana,” 51 Res Gestae (Dec 2007). This article was cited in State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Ken Nunn Law Office, 977 N.E.2d 971 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012)
“It’s All in the Timing: Rethinking Remand of Supplemental Claims to Preserve Court Resources,” 38 Val. U. L. Rev. 1459 (2004).
Editor: “Symposium on Tomorrow’s Issues in State Constitutional Law,” 38 Val. U. L. Rev. 317 (2004) through 38 Val. U. L. Rev. 577 (transcript of panel discussion on “New Judicial Federalism”).
Presenter: “Collection of Attorney Fees by Assertion of Liens in Indiana,” (Indianapolis Bar Association Bench/Bar Conference, 2008).
Appointments / Memberships
Member: Indiana State Bar Association (Appellate Practice and Litigation Sections); Indianapolis Bar Association (Appellate Practice Section); Valparaiso University School of Law (Indianapolis Council); Kingsway Christian School (member, Board of Directors, 2016); Hope Healthcare Services (member, Board of Directors, 2015); Defense Research Institute (member); Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (member)
Outside the Office
Special Olympics – Indiana Chapter; Hendricks Community Soccer; Brownsburg Little League Baseball; Brownsburg Baseball Club; Brownsburg Girls’ Softball League
AdmissionsIndiana, Indiana Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Areas of Emphasis
- Appellate Services /
- Bad Faith Defense of Insurers /
- Business and Commercial Litigation /
- Claims Monitoring /
- First and Third-Party Claims Defense /
- Fraternity and Sorority Law /
- Insurance /
- Insurance Coverage Analysis and Litigation /
- Insurance Coverage Disputes /
- Litigation /
- Sports, Entertainment and Media