Neil W. Jones

Neil attended the University of Oregon and graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1986 and became a member of the Oregon State Bar that year. While in law school, Neil clerked for a large law firm and was an extern for U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden. After graduating from law school, Neil clerked for U.S. District Court Judge James M. Burns in 1986/87. Following the clerkship, Neil worked as an attorney for Mitchell, Lang & Smith specializing in insurance and workers' compensation defense. Neil was with SAFECO from May 1992 to August 2002, specializing in Oregon workers' compensation. He has been with Sheridan Levine LLP since August 2002. He has extensive administrative hearing experience and enjoys dealing with complicated medical issues.

Neil has served as a Board member for the Oregon State Bar Workers' Compensation Section, the Multnomah County Volunteer Lawyers Project, and Wildwood Personal Initiatives, inc., a private, nonprofit Oregon corporation that develops and provides housing, support, and employer opportunities for adults with disabilities. Neil co-authored the 2000 supplemental chapter on Permanent Disabilities for the Oregon State Bar Workers' Compensation handbook. Neil has also helped coach youth soccer and baseball and is married with two boys.