Gary R. Jones

Direct line: 410-385-8004
Cell number:  410-215-8247
Fax number: 410-230-3801


Gary R. Jones

Gary R. Jones, Managing Partner Annapolis Office, has over thirty years of experience in handling jury trials, administrative hearings and legislative matters before the Maryland General Assembly. He routinely handles administrative hearings at both the local, state and federal levels in a broad range of regulatory and licensing matters, including:

  • Business Litigation
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Administrative Law
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Government Investigations

Gary is a leader in the profession and acts as lead counsel to national, state and local trade associations, hospitals, large physician groups and developers. He has successfully litigated multi-million dollar breach of contract cases, partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, insurance coverage, environmental, and construction cases. Gary has also coordinated the defense of corporations and their officers in responding to governmental investigations at both the state and federal level. He is very well known in representing leading clients in several health care areas, including radiology, radiation oncology, dental support organizations and hospitals.

Gary’s professional achievements have been recognized numerous times, and he has been listed as a local litigation star by Benchmark Litigation each year for the last decade. Additionally, Gary is named as one of the top attorneys in Law & Politics and has received the highest ratings and peer reviews from Martindale-Hubbell.

Also an active member of the community, Gary contributes a significant amount of time to civic and community causes, including a three-year tenure on the Board of Directors for Marion House, Inc., as well as a position on the Board of Directors for the Glyndon Community Association and Historic Glyndon.

Gary practices throughout the region, working in Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington D.C. to help his clients obtain the most favorable outcomes. Gary’s Maryland practice covers business and commercial litigation, and his Annapolis practice covers governmental relations and legislative affairs. His District of Columbia practice covers commercial litigation and healthcare litigation, respectively.

Practice Areas

Business Litigation

Regulatory Compliance

Administrative Law

Legislative Affairs

Government Investigations


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

J.D., 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, June 1989
  • District of Columbia, December 1989

Court Admissions

  • Maryland Court of Appeals, June 1989
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, February 2000

Case, Verdicts & Settlements

Gary R. Jones and Danielle M. Vranian successfully obtained a settlement on behalf of a defrauded investor who invested in a Maryland telecommunications company startup pursuant to a private placement in 2016.  Baxter Baker attorneys filed suit in the United States District Court in Baltimore against the defendant corporation and its majority owner under federal securities laws and for securities fraud under the Maryland Securities Act, also known as the “ Blue Sky Law “. In addition to the full return of the clients investment, the client was able to use provisions of Maryland’s Blue Sky Law to obtain payment of pre- judgment interest and a large portion of attorney’s fees repaid to the defrauded investor. This was a significant victory as pre-judgment interest and attorney’s fees are not routinely awarded under Maryland law.
Baxter Baker Attorneys Use Force Majeure Clause to Negotiate Return of all Deposits by a Trade Organization and its Members. Attorneys Gary R. Jones, Niccolo N. Donzella, Danielle M. Vranian, and Caroline E. Payton successfully negotiated the return of close to half a million dollars in deposits made to a national hotel and convention chain by the Association of Dental Support Organizations (“ADSOt”) and its members for an annual convention cancelled due to COVID-19. The chain also agreed to refund $115,000 in individual room rate deposits in the ADSO room block. Although the chain initially refused to return the deposits, Gary R. Jones, who led the negotiations, persuaded the chain to drop its objections and return the funds, avoiding litigation and preserving the parties’ commercial relationship.
  • Received an arbitrator’s award on behalf of a withdrawn member of a limited liability company operating as a title and settlement company (the “LLC”). The plaintiff, who helped form the LLC in 2008, was effectively forced out of the business when his partners developed other outside companies and siphoned the LLC’s business to the new companies. After a two-day hearing in December 2019, the arbitrator issued a final, non-appealable award in favor of the plaintiff. The total award exceeded $1.1 million.
  • Legislative representation to a number of national Dental Support Organizations, including Affordable Care, Heartland, and the Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO).
  • Leading counsel in the area of radiology, radiation oncology, and cancer care representation, including successfully handling issues for the State Radiological Society against legislation introduced in the General Assembly by U.S. Oncology.
  • Successful representation of State wide coalition of hospitals and physician groups in defeating efforts to repeal Maryland’s physician referral laws.
  • Successful representation of a coalition of scrap metal companies in passing state regulations defining the scrap metal industry and preventing metal theft.
  • Served as trial counsel for large academic medical center in litigation against insurers for declaratory judgment and breach of contract.
  • Coordinated the defense of corporate targets in criminal investigations involving insurance surety industry scrap metal and state elections/political action committees.

Honors & Awards

  • Top attorney – Law & Politics
  • Highest ratings and peer review from Martindale-Hubbell

Other Experience

  • Contributes a significant amount of time to civic and community causes