Michael G. Jones

Michael G. Jones

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Meet Mike Jones

Mike Jones always knew he wanted to be a lawyer, and he began working for Martin Pringle as a runner the day he graduated from high school.  He continued with the firm as a summer clerk while a law student at the University of Texas.  Since graduating from law school in 1990, Mike has developed a thriving litigation practice, focusing on aviation law, products liability, and complex commercial litigation.  Mike is active in DRI (formerly the Defense Research Institute) and the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel (KADC).  Mike sometimes jokes that when he was a baby, his parents left him in a basket at Martin Pringle’s door.  Thankfully, his true history does not involve parental neglect or abusive child labor practices, but a lawyer of singular focus and dedication to his profession.

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Fun Fact

Mike is teaching himself to play the guitar. Pupil sees progress. Teacher not so sure.

Aviation Law

Mike represents Martin Pringle's aviation clients, including Textron Inc. and its aviation business units, in product liability actions and a variety of commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States. With a comprehensive understanding of aircraft systems, aviation regulations and the court system, Mike successfully represents aviation businesses based on the merits of the claims and on the statutory, regulatory and procedural defenses available in a given case. Mike is an industry expert in the General Aviation Revitalization Act (GARA) and has helped shape court cases on its application nationwide. He also represents aviation clients on contractual matters, risk management, and regulatory compliance. Martin Pringle's aviation manufacturing clients call upon Mike’s broad-based aviation experience to help resolve day-to-day legal issues and shape business directions.

Products Liability

Mike is highly experienced in defending product liability actions, having participated in cases filed in federal and state courts throughout the United States.  He represents aircraft manufacturers and servicers, aircraft-components manufacturers, manufacturers of recreational products, and industrial equipment manufacturers in cases involving personal injury and wrongful death claims, as well as property damage claims.  Mike has served as the 2010 Program Chair for DRI's national Product Liability Conference.

Commercial Litigation

Mike represents clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters.  His experience includes contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty actions, non-competition and trade secrets employment litigation, construction and real estate disputes, and intellectual property litigation.  He has prosecuted and defended claims for injunctive and other equitable relief, and is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).  Mike has served as an arbitrator and mediator in complex commercial and personal injury cases.


Mike has extensive experience and a keen interest in computer and technology-related litigation, including intellectual property matters and system development disputes involving software, hardware and integrated systems. Being tech-savvy is key to many kinds of commercial and product cases, particularly when the subject matter in dispute involves technology, as it increasingly does.


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