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Brian K. Jones

Brian K. Jones’s practice is centered on estate planning and administration, business entities, tax and retirement planning.

Brian, and his law partner, joined Harrison & Held in 2012 as partners to co-chair the firm’s family office practice.

He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, where he served on the Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee and chaired the Estate Planning Committee.  Brian is actively involved with the Wills for Heroes Foundation, a not-for-profit which provides free estate plans to Chicago first responders every month.


  • John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2006-Dean's List
  • Eastern Illinois University, B.A., 2000-Dean's List


  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association


  • State Bar of Florida, 2018
  • Northern District of Illinois, 2007
  • Illinois Supreme Court, 2006

Awards & Honors

Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Star (2011-2013, 2015-2018)

Illinois Leading Lawyers – Emerging Lawyer (2015 - 2019)

Illinois Leading Lawyers - 2020

Received the Milton H. Gray Award for Outstanding Project Leadership presented by the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association (2011)

Received the Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award presented by the Chicago Bar Foundation (2014)

Received the Five Star Wealth Manager Award in Chicago magazine (2014 - 2018, 2020)

Speeches & Publications

"Liability Insurance: The Strongest Pillar in an Asset Protection Plan," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, September 22, 2014

"Ancillary Administration," IICLE Press, August 1, 2014

"Reflections - I am a Corporal," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, August 29, 2013

"Expect the Unexpected," Penton Media, Trusts & Estates, February 1, 2012


“Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs) – “Heads I Win, Tails We Tie” – The basics and (just slightly) beyond of this popular estate planning technique. Lecturer, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts - Heads I Win, Tails We Tie , Chicago Bar Association, Estate Planning Committee, 2014 (Chicago Bar Association account log-in required).

“Liability Insurance and Its Role in Asset Protection and Estate Planning”, Chicago Bar Association Estate Planning Committee, 2012.

“The Evolving Application of the Step Transaction Doctrine in Estate Planning”, Chicago Bar Association Estate Planning Committee, 2011.

“Drafting for Corporate Fiduciaries and Things You Need to Know About Being a Trustee”, Chicago Bar Association Trust Law Committee, 2008.


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