Brian Ted Jones was born in 1984 and raised in the towns of Talihina and Red Oak, Oklahoma. After graduating from Talihina public schools, Brian enrolled in the Great Books Program at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating in 2006 with a degree in liberal arts.
He studied law at the University of Oklahoma, where he was a member of the Oklahoma Law Review and worked as a clerk for a criminal defense firm. Brian passed the bar in 2009 and immediately entered private practice.
After six years, Brian left active practice in 2016 to join the Kirkpatrick Foundation as director of education, focusing on State Question 777, a proposed amendment to the state Constitution intended to reduce the power of Oklahoma’s democratic decision makers to hold the agricultural industry accountable to the people.
Brian left Kirkpatrick Foundation in the spring of 2017 and returned to private practice. He provided legal services to a broad range of clients, from low-income criminal defendants, to national nonprofit organizations, to a group of independent ranchers wishing to challenge a proposed cattle tax in the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
In 2017, Brian was elected Vice-Chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party on a ticket of progressive millennials aiming to rebuild the party from the ground up. He represents Oklahoma on the Democratic National Committee, where he has sought to increase representation by Native Americans and reduce the influence of superdelegates.
Brian joined Ball Morse Lowe in the spring of 2018 to help build the firm’s criminal defense practice. He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Jennifer Boyle, an environmental attorney and reserve peace officer, and their sons, Oscar and GuyJack.