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Marie  Milie Jones


Civil Rights
Employment Law
Commercial Litigation
Professional Liability and Health Care Law


Duquesne University B.A., Cum Laude, 1985

Duquesne University School of Law J.D., 1987


Pennsylvania, 1987

West Virginia, 1993

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States

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Marie Milie Jones
Founding Partner
Tel: 412-315-7272
Fax: 412-315-7273
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Marie is a founding partner of JonesPassodelis, focusing her practice on helping businesses and public entities in the employment and civil rights fields, counseling clients in risk management principles and handling litigation in federal and state court. She also addresses business disputes for individual and commercial clients.  Marie is very active in community and charitable enterprises.


JonesPassodelis, PLLC, Founding Partner, June 2011-Present
Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenek & Eck, P.L.L.C., 1987-2011


  • Duquesne University, Board of Directors (1997‑2001, 2003‑2017, Chairman 2009‑2017, Director Emerita 10/2017-present); Alumni Board of Governors, President (1997‑2001); School of Law Advisory Board, Member (2020); School of Law Advisory Board Development Committee, Member (2021)
  • Federated Hermes, Inc., Independent Director (2014-present)
  • St. Vincent's Seminary, Board of Regents (2009‑2022)
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, Member (Board of Governors 2014-2017)
  • Defense Research Institute, Member, State Representative for Pennsylvania (2011-2014), Employment Law Committee
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Member, President (2002‑2003), President Elect, Vice-President, Treasurer, Membership Committee
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Merit Selection Panel (10/18-2/19 Magistrate Judge selection) (10/11-2/12 Magistrate Judge reappointment)
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Membership State Representative (Pennsylvania) (2019-2020, 2022-2023), Member, Employment Practices and Workplace Liability, Civil Rights and Public Entity Liability
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Member (2016- present)
  • Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania, Member (2008-present)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, Managing Partners' Forum (2003‑2008), Civil Litigation Section, Nominating Committee, Women in the Law Committee, Gender Equality Task Force, Co‑Chair‑Diversity Task Force
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, Civil Litigation Section, Commission on Women in the Profession, PA BAR‑PAC, Civil & Equal Rights Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Federal Practice Committee, Co-Vice Chair (2020-2024)
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Fellow (2001‑present)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Life Fellow (2007‑present)
  • Advisory Committee, Local Rules of Practice in United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (2001‑2007) (Chair, Hearing Committee, 2006‑2007)
  • Campaign for the Church Alive, Inc., Board of Directors, Chair, Audit Committee (2015-present)
  • Leadership Pittsburgh (1999‑2000)
  • Artists and Cities, Inc., Former Inaugural Member, Board of Directors


  • Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Papal Award (August 2023)
  • Duquesne University, Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree (May 2018)
  • Pennsylvania Counties Risk Pool, Recognized for partnership at 30th Anniversary dinner (November 2017)
  • Greensburg Central Catholic, Distinguished Centurion Achievement Award (April 2017)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, Professionalism Award (October 2016)
  • Oakland Catholic, Commencement Address (May 2013)
  • Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, Manifesting the Kingdom Award (January 2013)
  • The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (inducted Sept. 2012)
  • Duquesne University, Commencement Address (May 2012)
  • Duquesne University, Law Alumni Meritorious Service Award (April 2012)
  • Duquesne University, Women’s Advisory Board, Women of Distinction Award (November 2011) 
  • St. Thomas More Society, St. Thomas More Award (October 2011)
  • Women’s Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania, 2010 Susan B. Anthony Award
  • Duquesne University, Century Club of Distinguished Alumni (inducted 2008)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2004-2017) (2019-2024)
  • Oakland Catholic, 2007 Leading Lady
  • County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, 2004 Friend of County Government
  • Duquesne University Women’s Law Division, 2002 Woman of the Year