About Our Firm
Jones & Associates is a regional law firm with lawyers located in American Samoa and the mainland United States, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the Pacific, as well as on the United States mainland.
We strive to be the leading law firm in American Samoa by delivering personal attention and value to our clients. We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed.
Our clients range from local businesses and emerging companies, to government agencies and public sector bodies. Our clients want lawyers who are prepared to lead and adapt in the challenging and complex legal landscape of American Samoa.
Thomas B. Jones, ESQ
Thomas “Bucky” Jones is the founder and Managing Attorney of Jones & Associates, LLC. Prior to moving to American Samoa, Thomas was an associate at a prestigious New Jersey law firm where he represented clients in commercial litigation, consumer fraud litigation, corporate litigation, contract disputes, and other matters. Now in private practice in American Samoa, Thomas utilizes his past corporate experience to assist businesses navigating American Samoa's unique legal landscape while offering the personal attention necessary for our clients success.
Thomas is currently licensed to practice law in American Samoa, New Jersey, and New York.
Thomas received his law degree cum laude from Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, where he was a Notes Editor of the Rutgers Law Record. Thomas also served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Jose L. Fuentes in the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division. Thomas earned Bachelor of Arts and Master degrees in Anthropology from the University of Hawaii and Washington State University, respectively. Thomas also worked as an intern at the New York office of the Environmental Protection Agency and a legal writing & research teacher at Rutgers.
When he is not helping clients solve their legal problems, Thomas and his family can be found exploring the island and enjoying our beautiful South Pacific Ocean.