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Frankie T. Jones Jr.

Frankie T. Jones Jr.


T (336) 378-5597
F (336) 433-7523

Frankie Jones primarily practices in the areas of real estate, land use and business law. He regularly represents developers, investors and owners in connection with a wide range of real estate transactions including the acquisition, financing, developing, leasing and disposition of commercial properties. His representation of lenders includes new commercial mortgage loans, servicing matters, workouts and foreclosures. Mr. Jones also maintains an active land use and zoning practice in which he regularly represents clients in matters before zoning commissions, planning boards, boards of adjustment and elected boards, as well as in litigation involving issues surrounding real property. His business law practice includes the representation of clients in a wide range of matters including entity formation, the drafting and negotiation of general business agreements and alcohol and tobacco regulatory matters. Additionally, Mr. Jones has experience representing clients in litigation matters involving municipal liability, premises liability, insurance defense and general commercial disputes.

Immediately prior to rejoining Smith Moore Leatherwood in 2014, Mr. Jones was in-house counsel in the Investment Law Group of a Fortune 250 financial services company where he focused on new commercial mortgage loans, servicing matters, leasing, workouts and foreclosures.

Mr. Jones graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as president of both the Black Law Students Association and the Omicron Delta Kappa honor society. He received his bachelor's degree from Davidson College, where he was a James B. Duke scholar and a starting defensive back on the football team.

Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, Corporate Law (2014), Real Estate (2017)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, Real Estate, (2012, 2016, 2017)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law (2018)
  • Selected by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as an Emerging Legal Leader, 2011
  • Selection for inclusion in the inaugural class of the North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2011
  • Selected by Triad Business Journal as one of the 40 Leaders Under Forty, 2010


  • Preservation Greensboro, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Piedmont Land Conservancy, Board of Directors
  • Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority, Board of Directors
  • Weatherspoon Art Museum, Board of Directors
  • Triad Stage, Board of Directors
  • Transition Network, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Greensboro Sports Council, Member
  • Elsewhere, Inc., Advisory Council
  • The Future Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Co-Chair
  • Stephen Tanger Performing Arts Center, Design Architect Selection Committee Member
  • Generation GPAC, Steering Committee
  • Bell House, Board of Directors
  • Action Greensboro, Past Operating Group Member
  • synerG Young Professionals, Past Co-Chair
  • Friends of Center City Park, Past Steering Committee Member
  • Greensboro Partnership Candidates’ Forum Moderator
  • Guilford County Unity Effort Candidates’ Forum Moderator
  • The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Local Government

  • City of Greensboro, Board of Adjustment, Past Chairman
  • City of Greensboro Planning Board, Past Member
  • City of Greensboro Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Economic Development Challenge, Evaluation Panel
  • City of Greensboro City Academy, Graduate, 2013

Alumni Organizations

  • Davidson College
    • Alumni Association, Board of Directors
    • Greensboro Alumni Association, Co-Chair
    • Board of Visitors
    • Class of 2005 5th Year Reunion, Past Co-Chair
    • Ne Ultra Society
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    • Alumni Council
    • Class of 2008 Annual Giving Chair
    • Class of 2008 5th Year Reunion, Past Co-Chair


  • Lincoln Financial Group, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training, 2013
  • Lincoln Financial Group, Project Connect, Diversity Mentorship/Leadership Program, 2013
  • Sigma Pi Phi (The Boulé) Young Adults Career Symposium, Program Participant, 2012 and 2014
  • IMPACT Greensboro (Center for Creative Leadership), Program Participant, 2009-2010
  • Experience Greensboro (Greensboro Chamber of Commerce), Program Participant, 2008
  • Davidson College, B.A., History, 2005
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2009
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 2009
  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 2008
  • North Carolina, 2008
  • North Carolina State Bar
    • Ethics Committee, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Real Property Section Council, Ethics Committee Chair
    • Minorities in the Profession Committee Member
    • Law School Liaison Committee Member
    • Young Lawyers’ Division, Minority Focus Committee, Past Co-Chair
    • North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy (Member of Inaugural Class)
  • Guilford County Association of Black Lawyers
Academic Honors
  • The Raven Society, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, University of Virginia School of Law, Davidson College
  • Order of Omega, Davidson College
  • James B. Duke Scholar, Duke Endowment, Davidson College
  • Robert C. Byrd Scholar, Davidson College
  • National Achievement Scholar (National Merit Scholarship Corporation)

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