Rashaan W. Jones was born in San Francisco and grew up in Sacramento. At an early age, Mr. Jones knew he wanted to become an attorney. Too often, he witnessed or read about individuals who were taken advantage of in the legal system, and so he aspired to be the voice for those who were unaware of their legal rights.
Having an identical twin brother, Rashaan W. Jones was naturally competitive in both academic and sports. He graduated cum laude from high school and lettered in basketball, earning an academic full-ride scholarship. In 2002, Mr. Jones graduated cum laude from California State University, Sacramento, attaining a B.S. in Strategic Business Management.
In 2005, Mr. Jones attained another scholarship, based on his scholastic achievements, to attend the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. While there, he earned several awards and achievements, including the exclusive American Board of Trial Advocates Student Trial (ABOTA) Lawyer of the Year, and winning several Best Advocate and champion awards in national mock trial competitions.
He also served as Editor-in-Chief for the Pacific McGeorge Global Business & Development Law Journal and President of the Black Law Students Association. He graduated from McGeorge with Distinction in 2007 and passed the bar on his first attempt a few months later.
Mr. Jones started his legal career with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office. He then went to the Solano County District Attorney’s Office. Here, he spent most of his career as the specialized DUI prosecutor, successfully prosecuting the most serious DUI injury and fatal cases, including murder.
As the DUI prosecutor, Mr. Jones completed the very intensive 2-week Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) course, as well as the Advanced Roadside Impairment Drug Enforcement (ARIDE) and the Field Sobriety Tests (FST) courses. He also attended and conducted wet labs, which is a controlled exercise where individuals are dosed with alcohol to test levels of impairment, and participated in ride-alongs with local police officers who are designated in DUI enforcement. Further, Mr. Jones conducted several training courses of his own, teaching police officers how to conduct DUI investigations and teaching prosecutors how to successfully prosecute DUI cases. He is routinely contacted by law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and other attorneys for his expertise on DUIs. He is widely considered throughout the state as an expert on DUIs.
Mr. Jones has been a member of the Charles Houston Bar Association, Bay Area Black Prosecutors Association, Solano County Bar Association, and Solano County Black Bar Association. He taught a law class part-time at the University of Phoenix and was a mock trial coach for his law school. In his spare time, Mr. Jones enjoys attending church, traveling, and exercising. He is an avid sports fan and competes as an amateur boxer.