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