Andrew M. Jones
Andrew M. Jones

Andrew M. Jones

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Drew Jones helps public entities and quasi-public entities acquire the property they need to maintain and augment infrastructure. He has represented diverse entities throughout the State of California, including on projects for cities, school districts, and public utility companies. Drew has also represented individual property owners in eminent domain litigation.

Drew has particular experience assisting clients with eminent domain acquisition of fee and easement interests, resolving matters through prelitigation negotiation when possible and also through litigation when necessary. He regularly works with public utilities to obtain multiple easements for large transmission line projects.

In addition to eminent domain and related issues, Drew handles a variety of other real estate transactions and disputes, such as inverse condemnation, helping homeowners with property line conflicts and other related litigation. Drew also has experience in utility defense work.

Drew received his undergraduate degree at Princeton University, where he was a four-year letterman for Men’s Water Polo and a four-time Academic All-America honoree. Drew obtained his law degree at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and served on the Entertainment Law Review.

  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Fellow, Council on Litigation Management

Education: 

  • J.D. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2006
  • A.B., Princeton University, History, 2001
Bar Admissions: 

State Bar of California

Drew’s representative work includes:

  • Representing one of California’s largest public and investor-owned electric utilities on the construction of a new, customer-dedicated, 115/33kV substation, located within a U.S. military center and encompassing a total area of approximately 1.9 acres. As lead eminent domain counsel, Drew was instrumental in securing easements on all parcels prior to appraisal exchange.
  • Assisting a top U.S. energy sector company in the acquisition of an underground pipe easement to secure drainage rights for a 1,050-megawatt facility designed to provide backup power for more than 701,000 homes.
  • Representing a major electricity supplier company on a nearly 175-mile project to install and upgrade existing high-voltage transmission lines services Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.
Publications: 
  • Hold The Mayo: An Analysis of the Validity of the NBA’s Stern No Preps to Pros Rule and the Application of the Nonstatutory Exemption, 26 LOY. L.A. ENT. L. Rev. 475

Public Speaking:

  • “Best Practices for Managing Deposition Value and Minimizing Deposition Expenses,” Counsel on Litigation Management Annual Conference, March 2010, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • Overview

    Drew Jones helps public entities and quasi-public entities acquire the property they need to maintain and augment infrastructure. He has represented diverse entities throughout the State of California, including on projects for cities, school districts, and public utility companies. Drew has also represented individual property owners in eminent domain litigation.

    Drew has particular experience assisting clients with eminent domain acquisition of fee and easement interests, resolving matters through prelitigation negotiation when possible and also through litigation when necessary. He regularly works with public utilities to obtain multiple easements for large transmission line projects.

    In addition to eminent domain and related issues, Drew handles a variety of other real estate transactions and disputes, such as inverse condemnation, helping homeowners with property line conflicts and other related litigation. Drew also has experience in utility defense work.

    Drew received his undergraduate degree at Princeton University, where he was a four-year letterman for Men’s Water Polo and a four-time Academic All-America honoree. Drew obtained his law degree at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and served on the Entertainment Law Review.

  • Practices / Industries
  • Memberships
    • Member, State Bar of California
    • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Fellow, Council on Litigation Management
  • Education/Admissions

    Education: 

    • J.D. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2006
    • A.B., Princeton University, History, 2001
    Bar Admissions: 

    State Bar of California

  • Matters

    Drew’s representative work includes:

    • Representing one of California’s largest public and investor-owned electric utilities on the construction of a new, customer-dedicated, 115/33kV substation, located within a U.S. military center and encompassing a total area of approximately 1.9 acres. As lead eminent domain counsel, Drew was instrumental in securing easements on all parcels prior to appraisal exchange.
    • Assisting a top U.S. energy sector company in the acquisition of an underground pipe easement to secure drainage rights for a 1,050-megawatt facility designed to provide backup power for more than 701,000 homes.
    • Representing a major electricity supplier company on a nearly 175-mile project to install and upgrade existing high-voltage transmission lines services Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.
  • Publications
    Publications: 
    • Hold The Mayo: An Analysis of the Validity of the NBA’s Stern No Preps to Pros Rule and the Application of the Nonstatutory Exemption, 26 LOY. L.A. ENT. L. Rev. 475

    Public Speaking:

    • “Best Practices for Managing Deposition Value and Minimizing Deposition Expenses,” Counsel on Litigation Management Annual Conference, March 2010, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Overview

Drew Jones helps public entities and quasi-public entities acquire the property they need to maintain and augment infrastructure. He has represented diverse entities throughout the State of California, including on projects for cities, school districts, and public utility companies. Drew has also represented individual property owners in eminent domain litigation.

Drew has particular experience assisting clients with eminent domain acquisition of fee and easement interests, resolving matters through prelitigation negotiation when possible and also through litigation when necessary. He regularly works with public utilities to obtain multiple easements for large transmission line projects.

In addition to eminent domain and related issues, Drew handles a variety of other real estate transactions and disputes, such as inverse condemnation, helping homeowners with property line conflicts and other related litigation. Drew also has experience in utility defense work.

Drew received his undergraduate degree at Princeton University, where he was a four-year letterman for Men’s Water Polo and a four-time Academic All-America honoree. Drew obtained his law degree at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and served on the Entertainment Law Review.

Memberships

  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Fellow, Council on Litigation Management

Education/Admissions

Education: 

  • J.D. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2006
  • A.B., Princeton University, History, 2001
Bar Admissions: 

State Bar of California

Matters

Drew’s representative work includes:

  • Representing one of California’s largest public and investor-owned electric utilities on the construction of a new, customer-dedicated, 115/33kV substation, located within a U.S. military center and encompassing a total area of approximately 1.9 acres. As lead eminent domain counsel, Drew was instrumental in securing easements on all parcels prior to appraisal exchange.
  • Assisting a top U.S. energy sector company in the acquisition of an underground pipe easement to secure drainage rights for a 1,050-megawatt facility designed to provide backup power for more than 701,000 homes.
  • Representing a major electricity supplier company on a nearly 175-mile project to install and upgrade existing high-voltage transmission lines services Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

Publications

Publications: 
  • Hold The Mayo: An Analysis of the Validity of the NBA’s Stern No Preps to Pros Rule and the Application of the Nonstatutory Exemption, 26 LOY. L.A. ENT. L. Rev. 475

Public Speaking:

  • “Best Practices for Managing Deposition Value and Minimizing Deposition Expenses,” Counsel on Litigation Management Annual Conference, March 2010, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL