Emily Jones is a shareholder at Matovich, Keller & Murphy, P.C. practicing in a diverse array of litigation areas, including insurance defense, employment law, the defense of product liability claims, municipal liability defense, and commercial litigation. Emily has represented Fortune 500 corporate clients, Montana towns and cities, as well as small Montana and Arizona businesses. She is licensed in Montana state and federal courts, Arizona state courts, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Emily is experienced in all areas of litigation management, and has achieved successful outcomes for her clients through dispositive motions, at trial, and at the appellate level. Her trial experience ranges from arbitration hearings in employment matters to federal product liability trials, and includes serving as lead trial counsel. Emily has been selected as a Mountain States Super Lawyers “Rising Star” every year since 2014. She has received a BV rating from Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review.
Emily is active in the legal community, and was selected to serve on Montana’s Judicial Redistricting Commission by the State Bar of Montana in 2015. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Yellowstone Area Bar Association and the State Bar of Montana’s Judicial Relations Committee. Additionally, Emily is a member of the Order of Barristers, the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and the State Bar of Arizona.
In addition to her law practice, Emily volunteers her time for non-profit organizations. In 2016, Emily joined the Board of Litigation of the Mountain States Legal Foundation, a public interest legal foundation dedicated to individual liberty, the right to own and use property, limited and ethical government, and the free enterprise system that defends constitutional liberties and the rule of law. She is the immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors of Billings Head Start, Inc., which provides comprehensive services for young children and their families to achieve school readiness and lifelong success. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Dress for Success Billings, Inc., whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing network support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive in work and life.
Emily is a fourth-generation Montanan, and a third-generation attorney. When not defending her clients, Emily loves fishing on the Yellowstone River. Her other interests include running, backpacking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and rescue dog.