On Friday, Pine Bluff, a divorce lawyer and former Arkansas Supreme Court judge who specializes in divorce, custody and family law cases, announced that he will run his own divorce law firm in the state.
A graduate of Pine Bluff High School, he received his bachelor's degree from Hendrix College in Conway in 1975 and his law doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville in 1978. He studied law in Chicago for two years before moving to PineBluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, and was reportedly admitted to practice by the local county court in 1873. After a brief period as deputy attorney general in the US Attorney's Office in New York City, he went to Chicago in 1884, where he was alleged to have practiced in Arkansas on April 2, 1917. The state Supreme Court allowed him to train in 1903 and 1929, and he was admitted to practice by the state Supreme Court in 1929.
He is said to have moved to PineBluff in 1889, then served on the board of trustees of Pine Bluff High School and then the Arkansas Supreme Court. He was admitted to Arkansas as a registered attorney on April 2, 1929, and returned to Arkansas in 1931, although there is no record of him being admitted as an attorney.
His name does not appear in Arkansas official court records as a lawyer, and it is likely that he practiced very little law in Arkansas. He joined Black's attorney, Scipio Jones, in his office in Pine Bluff, which lasted until 1896. His name and the name of his lawyer first appeared in a publication in 1906, but he did not practice law there, although his name does not appear in any official Arkansas court record or attorney's log. Jr. Law Firm, PLLC, was a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
He served clients in southeastern Arkansas, including the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Arkansas and the Arkansas Supreme Court. He also handled a number of high-profile divorce cases in Pine Bluff and other parts of the state as a lawyer.
An attorney is a person who exercises law in the state of Arkansas without being licensed as a legal executor. The Pine Bluff Act serves as the legal basis for filing claims against the government on behalf of Pine Bluff residents who have been injured by government action, and ensures that they receive a fair and equitable hearing for their claims.
The Weekly Mansion Black reports that he is a lawyer for the Fort Smith - Memphis Railroad. He is licensed and has practiced as an attorney in Pine Bluff for over 20 years, most recently as deputy attorney general in the Arkansas Attorney General's office. Trey holds a Bachelor's degree in law from the University of Arkansas School of Law and a Law degree from Arkansas State University. The attorney is listed as successful and competent throughout the state of Arkansas in a variety of civil and criminal cases as well as in civil litigation.
A.D. Jones is listed as a partner in the Pine Bluff law firm of A. D. and Lloyd Jones. Gibbs identified the lawyer as a Fort Smith-Memphis Railroad and Arkansas Department of Public Safety attorney.
He is active in serving the local community and frequently serves on the boards and committees of organizations including the Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson County Board of Education. He is a member of the Fort Smith-Memphis Railroad and the Arkansas Department of Public Safety and is an active member and board member of the Arkansas State Bar Association. A.D. Jones and Lloyd Jones are members of the Jefferson County Bar Association, according to the state's website.
He attended Branch Normal College in Pine Bluff and attended Arkansas AM & N, now known as the University of Arkansas at PineBluff. He received his law training and was admitted to Arkansas on October 21, 1907, and practiced in Fort Smith, Arkansas, from 1907 to 1938. In 1938 he was a member of the Arkansas State Bar Association and the Jefferson County Bar Association, and in 1939 he returned to his hometown of Pinebluff to live and practice with his wife and two sons, Lloyd and A.D. Jones. After returning to Arkansas in 1940, he practiced for two years in the Office of the Attorney General in Little Rock and then one and a half years in Fayetteville before serving on the Arkansas State Supreme Court. Since then, he has worked at his own law firm, Jones & Jones, P.C., which operates in both Pine Bluffs and Jefferson County, Arkansas.
Latte married Marietta Ish of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in 1943, and they had three children, Arvis, Carol and Jean, who were on good terms.