A native of Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina, experienced attorney Richard A. Jones Jr., a partner with Dobson Law Group, practices in Greenville, South Carolina in the areas of employee benefits, professional business planning, federal and state taxation, and estate planning and administration. Mr. Jones regularly assists his clients with a variety of issues such as estate and gift tax planning, the preparation of wills and trusts, business formation and tax planning, and litigation.
Mr. Jones, a retired Colonel in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC), previously worked as a trial attorney with the Internal Revenue Service and was Chief Legislative Assistant to the United States Senator Strom Thurmond. After entering private practice, Mr. Jones also had the honor of being National Chairman of the Internal Revenue Service’s Commissioner’s Advisory Group in 1991.
Mr. Jones, a Certified Tax Specialist since 1984, earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Wig and Robe and served on the editorial board of the South Carolina Law Review. He earned his Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of South Carolina.
Mr. Jones places a priority on state, community and professional involvement. He currently serves as the Governor’s appointee on the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees. Mr. Jones served as a Commissioner on the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education as a Governor’s appointee from 2017 to 2019. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Greenville, The Rotary Club of Easley, the Greenville Estate Planning Council, the South Carolina Bar Association, the Greenville County Bar Association and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Tax law, Trusts and Estates and Employee Benefits.
Mr. Jones has received an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for:
- Tax Law, Greenville (2018)
- Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Greenville (2017)
- Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Greenville (2015)
- Litigation and Tax Controversy, Greenville (2013)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
- Litigation – Trusts and Estates
- Litigation and Controversy – Tax
- Tax Law
- Trusts and Estates
Mr. Jones is admitted to practice in South Carolina, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Claims Court, U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina.