Kimberly Y. Jones
Boston College, B.A.
Kimberly Y. Jones is the CEO and Founding Attorney of Athena Legal Strategies Group. Ms. Jones is an experienced business strategist and corporate advisor as well as an accomplished employment law attorney. She provides strategic direction and guidance to employers, companies and leadership teams to help manage organizational and personnel challenges, while simultaneously maximizing opportunities for corporate growth, development and expansion. As your strategic partner and advisor, Ms. Jones engages preemptive, proactive business and legal strategies to help your company identify and resolve employment-based challenges, manage organizational crisis, enhance employee relations, protect reputational image and minimize corporate risk.
In 2012, Ms. Jones was selected as a Top Woman of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Previously, in 2006, Ms. Jones was recognized by her peers as a “Rising Star” in Labor and Employment Law and was subsequently named a “Super Lawyer” in Labor and Employment Law by Boston Magazine, a designation limited to the top 5% of attorneys in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Ms. Jones is currently active on several boards, including a gubernatorial appointment by Governor Deval Patrick to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) Advisory Board, on which she has served since 2008. Additionally, Ms. Jones is Chair of the Women of the Harvard Club Leadership Committee of the Harvard Club of Boston as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Massachusetts Service Alliance, an organization dedicated to volunteerism and community service. A classically trained pianist, Ms. Jones also serves on the Board of Directors of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras.
Demonstrating that being an excellent business strategist, mentor and attorney extends beyond the courtroom and the boardroom, Ms. Jones frequently addresses business, legal and academic audiences. In 2010, Ms. Jones was the keynote speaker at the Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Girl 2 Girl Conference, where she encouraged young girls and teenagers to “Own Your Excellence.” In 2012, Ms. Jones served as the moderator of “How to Make Rain: Tips from Seasoned Business Development Coaches,” a program co-sponsored by the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts and Suffolk University Law School. Recently, Ms. Jones was invited to attend the National Association of Black Accountants Conference to moderate a panel of speakers comprised, in part, of representatives from the Big 4 accounting firms, and to discuss “Redefining the Corner Office.” [Click here to view Presentations and Publications]. A graduate of Boston College and Albany Law School, Ms. Jones is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of both Massachusetts and New York.