Bill Jones


Bill Jones of Austin received his undergraduate degree in business management from Texas A&M University.  While at Texas A&M, Mr. Jones was a member of the Corps of Cadets.  He received the Outstanding Freshman in the Corps of Cadets award, was a member of the prestigious Ross Volunteers Honor Guard and achieved the rank of First Brigade Commander.  Mr. Jones earned his Juris Doctorate from Baylor University School of Law where he was a member of the National Order of Barristers, a Moot Court Champion, and a member of the National Mock Trial Team.

After graduation, Mr. Jones joined the law firm of Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon, L.L.P.  In 1991, Mr. Jones, along with Michael P. Cash and David Springhetti, formed Cash Jones & Springhetti, L.L.P. (now known as Cash Allen, L.L.P.), in Houston, Texas.  In December of 2000, Mr. Jones moved to Austin to serve as the General Counsel to the Office of Governor Rick Perry.  Presently, he has gone full circle and is now a partner with Locke Liddell & Sapp, LLP in Austin.

Mr. Jones has been active with bar and community activities including serving as the 1996-97 President of the 20,000 member Texas Young Lawyers Association.  As Texas Young Lawyers Association President, Mr. Jones also served on the State Bar of Texas Executive Committee and the State Bar Board of Directors.  He is serving, or has served, as a member of several other boards including the Baylor Law School Alumni Association Executive Board and the Capitol Area Boy Scouts of America Board.  Mr. Jones was named the Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year in 1997 by Baylor University School of Law.  

Mr. Jones currently serves on the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System Foundation Board, the Texas Public Policy Foundation Board of Directors and until recently, the Texas A&M Former Students Association Board.

Mr. Jones was appointed to the Texas A&M Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in 2003.  He serves on the Committee on Finance and the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs.  Mr. Jones is the Board’s liaison to the Texas A&M Research Foundation.  His term expires February 1, 2009.




Revised 01/27/2004