Obituary for Brian Jones
BRIAN JONES OBITUARY
On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, Attorney Brian Glen Jones, 41, a beloved husband and father, passed away. Born to Michael and Marcia Jones, Brian graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and attended the University of Akron School of Law, and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2007.
That same year, Brian's principles were put to the test in the courtroom and he passed with honor. Brian's bravery was well-known and well-respected in the legal community. Brian founded the Law Office of Brian Jones, LLC, and practiced with his beloved wife, Elizabeth (Liz) Emelia Osorio Jones. Brian dedicated his legal career to standing as the last line of defense of the accused against the mighty power of the justice system. He was a Board Member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; and an alumni of Trial Lawyers College and member of the F-Warriors.
Brian's generosity of heart and spirit was cherished by many friends, colleagues, and family members. He took phone calls at all hours of the day and night, in locations all over the continent, to answer questions and strategize with colleagues. He employed many interns and law clerks who went on to become lawyers who shared his ideals for the right to a defense and the presumption of innocence.
Brian's love for trial work was matched only by his love for his treasured children, Sydnie (Theo) Jane Jones, Kayden Leigh Jones, and Taylor Grace Jones. Brian and his children enjoyed hiking, camping, RV-ing, playing outside, and playing video games. Brian coached soccer and was passionate about developing skill and sportsmanship.
Any time Brian had that was not spent on his practice or his family was spent playing ice hockey and roller hockey. His team, Menace to Sobriety, became like a family to him, and will miss him on the ice and in their lives.
Many admired Brian for his tenacity and warrior spirit. When Brian was diagnosed with an advanced, rare, and aggressive form of stomach cancer in October 2021, he was determined to fight for the life he had sacrificed to create. His devoted wife was by his side for every treatment, surgery, hospitalization, and finally, hospice. Remembered for his good humor and spirit in the chemotherapy infusion ward, Brian's gregarious personality earned him friends everywhere he went.
Brian's final days were filled with love, friends, and family in the comfort of his home. He was surrounded by music, including by his favorite artist, Dave Matthews Band. Brian traveled near and far to see Dave Matthews Band and Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds for a lifetime total of 54 live shows.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Ohio Hospice of Central Ohio, a non-profit service that provided extraordinary support and medical care to ensure a peaceful transition for a well-lived life. Donations may be made by mail to:
Hospice of Central Ohio
2269 Cherry Valley Road SE
Newark, OH 43055
Or online at https://www.hospiceofcentralohio.org/donate/donate-now/.
We invite you all to attend the Celebration of Life scheduled November 19, 2022. It will be held at First Unitarian Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd. Columbus, OH 43214. Service will start at 10:45am. Celebration to follow.