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Jesse C. Jones


Jesse Jones has forty-five years (and counting) of experience providing legal services to businesses and business people. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, grew up in East Tennessee, did his undergraduate work at the University of Tennessee, and went to law school at the University of Michigan.

Jesse began his law career in 1977, doing complex commercial litigation in Miami, Florida. He transitioned from a trial lawyer to a business lawyer, and moved to the Lake Norman region in 2006. He is now the senior business lawyer at The McIntosh Law Firm.

Jesse likes to help people and to solve problems. In structuring transactions and relationships, crafting legal documents, and giving counsel and advice, Jesse applies skills honed by his extensive experience and by his commitment to his profession.

Throughout his career Jesse has valued community service. In Miami and in Lake Norman he has served in numerous leadership roles in his churches and in local nonprofit organizations.

Jesse’s wife of forty-five years now works as his legal assistant. They have two adult daughters, who live in New York City and in Boston. They enjoy the performing arts and visiting their daughters. Jesse loves his work and has no plans to retire.

Areas of Practice:

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina
  • Florida
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations:

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Florida Bar


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. Graduate School
  • University of Tennessee, B.A., With High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa College
  • Business & Corporate Law Attorney Jesse Jones Joins the McIntosh Law Firm Attorney Jesse Jones recently joined The McIntosh Law Firm and offers legal services in the areas of business and corporate law, and civil litigation. 2015
  • When Does an Email Become a Contract? Email has become the primary means of communication in business because it is immediate and easy. It has surpassed the telephone and almost made facsimiles obsolete. 2016
  • Employee Fair Classification Act - Jan 2018 The State is cracking down on businesses treating employees as independent contractors.  Starting on December 31, 2017, the “North Carolina Employee Fair Classification Act” (“EFCA”) will require all employers to display a poster stating. 2017
  • Who Needs Legal Guidance Law firms will be asked to provide formal written opinions, or to participate in meetings where business decisions are made. Successful business people count on having good lawyers only a phone call away. 2017
  • Business Ownership; Do You Really Know What You Are Signing? If you own an interest, with others, in a business, make sure that you know the consequences of what you sign. One of the biggest challenges of any small business is deciding who makes what decisions. 2017
  • Top 5 "Must Have's" for an LLC Operating Agreement There are many steps necessary to a successful business set up.  For LLC’s (Limited Liability Companies) there are five key items that should be included. 2018
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - March 2018 Allegations of sexual harassment frequently depend on private conversations between two people and as such are difficult to verify. Moreover, what some find offensive others would dismiss as harmless banter. 2018
Community Involvement
  • Davidson College Presbyterian Church (Elder, served as Clerk of Session and on Pastor Relations and Planning committees)
  • Presbytery of Charlotte, Presbyterian Church USA, Permanent Judicial Commission
  • Ada Jenkins Center (Board of Directors, former Co-Chair)
  • Plymouth Congregational Church, Miami, Florida (Chair of Board of Trustees, member of Diaconate, Board of Christian Education, and Nominating Committee)
  • Christian Community Service Agency (Board President)
  • United Protestant Appeal (Board Vice President)
  • Best Law Firms 2024
  • Best Law Firms 2023
  • Best Law Firms 2022
  • Alignable Highly Recommnded by Locals
  • Best of the Lake Award for Law Firms
  • Normy Logo 2022
  • BBB Award
  • Best Law Firms 2021
  • Best Employers 2021
  • Martindale Rating Badge
  • Normy Logo 2020
  • Leal Elite 2019_Business NOrth Carolina
  • Normy-Logo-2018-WINNER-01
  • Best Employers in North Carolina_2018
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