About Justin

Justin Jones’ story begins in the West where he grew up with the values of independence, a love for learning, and a determination to make a difference.

As a kid, Justin was active in Boy Scouts, developing a commitment to serving others. After high school and a two-year service mission in Guatemala, Justin attended college at Brigham Young University where he met his wife, Megan Krausman, a native of Las Vegas.  The two of them left for Washington, D.C. the day after they were married to intern on Capitol Hill.  After graduating from BYU, Justin and his wife returned to Washington, D.C. where Justin attended law school at George Washington University.  Shortly after graduating from law school, Justin and Megan packed the car for their 4th cross-country road trip to settle in Las Vegas where Megan’s family planted roots over 50 years ago.

Since then, Justin has remained active in the community while practicing law, recently forming the law firm of Jones Lovelock, where he is a partner. For several year, Jones has provided pro bono representation for child victims of domestic abuse and neglect through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. Justin has also served as counsel for Save Red Rock in its lengthy fight to prevent sprawl development in Red Rock Canyon. Justin has served on several community boards, including the United Way of Southern Nevada, Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada (past Chair), Nevadans for Background Checks, Battle Born Progress (past President), and Emerge Nevada. 

In 2012, Justin ran for and was elected to the Nevada State Senate. During the 2013 legislative session, Jones served as Assistant Majority Whip, Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, and on the Judiciary and Commerce and Labor Committees. During his tenure, Justin was also the primary sponsor of legislation to protect homeowners facing foreclosure and legislation to make schools more energy efficient. Justin also successfully championed a bill requiring background checks for all gun purchases. Although the bill was vetoed by the Governor, Justin continued fighting for expanded background checks, which became law in 2016 after a successful ballot initiative campaign.

Justin’s favorite title is “Dad” and he loves to spend time with his two children, Gabriella and Liam.  In his spare time, Justin enjoys running, cycling and hiking in Red Rock Canyon.