Partner

Phone: 312-868-0714

Email: cjones@dbllawyers.com

Office: Chicago IL

  • Cantrell Jones is a Partner at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, focusing his practice on Labor and Employment, Complex Commercial Litigation, and Internal Investigations.
  • Cantrell has over 15 years of experience in U.S. and Foreign Business Relations, Complex Commercial Litigation, and Labor and Employment Law. He is a two-time federal law clerk and retired Air Force J.A.G. officer
  • Before joining DBL, Cantrell served the U.S. Air Force Reserves working as Deputy Staff Judge Advocate. He served as a Litigator at the Air Force Legal Operation Agency – Labor Law Division, representing the Air Force in Labor and Employment negotiations and trials involving civilian contractors. Other experience in this role includes Title VII, wage and hour, and collective bargaining negotiations and litigation. Drafted pleadings, conducted investigations, counsel clients, negotiated settlements, and led all phases of litigation. Highest win/clearance rate in the division.
  • Cantrell’s experience also includes Complex Commercial Litigation, representing purchasers of real property, corporate assets, and accounts in cause of action claiming seller breached purchase agreement by fraudulently misrepresenting financial statement and accounts, and concealed material changes.
  • Cantrell is a retired Air Force J.A.G officer at the (HQ) US Air Force Legal Operation Agency – Labor Law Division. He managed labor and employment litigation (to include mediations and arbitrations) for 115+ organizational departments within the U.S.  Investigated NLRA unfair labor practices complaints, as well as complaints asserting claims in ADEA, ADA, ADAAA, Title VII, FMLA, and FLSA.
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Oxford (Green Templeton College)
  • Master of Arts – Human Resource Management, Troy State University
  • Bachelor of Science – Political Science, United States Air Force Academy
  • Illinois