Attorney Jerrauld “Jay” Jones to Join Bischoff Martingayle as Partner in Downtown Norfolk Office


Jerrauld “Jay” Jones, a Norfolk native and graduate of the University of Virginia Law School, is joining the Hampton Roads law firm Bischoff Martingayle P.C. as a partner. Starting July 5, he will join attorney Emily Munn in the firm’s Monticello Arcade office in Norfolk. Four other Bischoff Martingayle lawyers, including founders William Bischoff and Kevin Martingayle, have their primary offices on Pacific Avenue at the Virginia Beach oceanfront.

Bischoff Martingayle specializes in civil and commercial litigation, and Jay Jones will enhance that reputation according to Bill Bischoff. “Jay is one of the finest young attorneys in our region with excellent analytical, writing, speaking and interpersonal skills. We are very excited to have him join us as a partner.” Jones graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2010 and from UVA Law School in 2015. Between those two academic pursuits, he worked in New York for Goldman Sachs. Jones comes to Bischoff Martingayle after two years with the Norfolk law firm of Willcox & Savage PC.

In 2017 Jay Jones decided to seek political office. On June 13, he won a primary for the Democratic nomination to represent Norfolk’s 89th District in the House of Delegates. The general election is November 7.

“I am very thankful to Bill and Kevin for their offer and excited to be part of their growing practice,” says Jay Jones. “I look forward to working with Emily and the rest of the Bischoff Martingayle team to obtain positive results for our clients.”

Jay Jones is the grandson of Hilary J. Jones, a pioneer in the civil rights movement and the first African American appointed to the Norfolk School Board and subsequently the State Board of Education. Both of Jones’ parents are longtime public servants. His father, Jerrauld C. Jones, served eight terms in the House of Delegates representing the 89th District. Currently, Jay is a member of the boards of the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Virginia and of Festevents, Ltd., and he serves on the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation’s Next Generation Council.