Rob Jones Named 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Rankings & Awards
January 17, 2020

Litigation & enforcement partner Robert Jones has been featured as a 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Rob was honored alongside Oren Sellstrom of Lawyers for Civil Rights for their role in Huot v. City of Lowell, a landmark federal Voting Rights Act case brought pro bono by Ropes & Gray in partnership with LCR.

Rob argued on behalf of residents from Lowell’s Asian American and Hispanic/Latino communities, alleging that Lowell’s at-large government voting system suppressed the representation of the city’s minority populations. The parties reached a favorable resolution in May 2019, with the City of Lowell agreeing to change its system to ensure a fairer and more equitable election process.

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly also highlights the creation of the Ropes & Gray Justice Fellowship at Lawyers for Civil Rights, which is funded by attorneys’ fees awarded in the case.