Marie Milie Jones, Esq. of JonesPassodelis, PLLC, Pittsburgh, will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 Seminary Education Fund Dinner. The dinner will be held Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m. at LeMont. Tickets can be purchased at www.stvincentstore.com.
Ms. Milie Jones is a member of the Board of Regents of Saint Vincent Seminary. She is a founding partner of JonesPassodelis, PLLC. A native of Greensburg, she obtained her law degree from Duquesne University. She became the youngest female managing attorney of a major law firm in Pittsburgh’s history in 1998.
She served as president of the Duquesne’s alumni board of governors for four years, and currently is chair of the Board of Directors. A graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh, she joined Meyer Darragh in 1987 and became a partner in 1993.
She has served on a number of boards and organizations, including as the President of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and on the board of Artists and Cities, Inc. Currently, she is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, and is active with the Pennsylvania Bar Association, serving on its Commission on Women in the Profession Committee and as a board member of the PA BAR-PAC. She belongs to the Allegheny County Bar Association, and has been a fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation since 2001.
Ms. Jones has received several awards, including the “2002 Woman of the Year” of Duquesne University’s Womens’ Law Division and the Oakland Catholic Leading Lady of 2007. She was presented with the Women’s Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania’s 2010 Susan B. Anthony Award and has been inducted into the Duquesne University Century Club of Distinguished Alumni. In 2011 she received the St. Thomas More Society’s St. Thomas More Award, the highest honor given by the association of Catholic lawyers. She and her husband, Cameron Jones, belong to Saint Kilian Parish in Cranberry.