Matt Jones is a practicing attorney in Saratoga Springs and founder of The Jones Firm in 1980. He concentrates his practice on land use and environmental advocacy frequently appearing before land use boards in and around Saratoga Springs. Matt has successfully represented GlobalFoundries, The Saratoga Hospital, the Saratoga Springs City Center Authority and numerous other clients securing local and state approvals on large scale projects.
Matt is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and a 37 year member of the Saratoga Springs Lions Club. His community activities include: past president of the Saratoga County Regional YMCA, past president of the Saratoga Springs Board of Education, past president of the Saratoga County Bar Association, past president of the Saratoga Springs Lions Club Foundation, past vice-president of the New York State Bar Association, past vice-chairman and founding member of the Saratoga Springs City Center Authority, and former members of the Board of Directors of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation.
Matt is a native Saratogian having graduated as Yaddo Medalist from Saratoga Springs High School in 1972. He secured his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont in 1976 and juris doctorate from University of Houston School of Law in 1978.
Matt completed his first marathon last year in the Washington D.C. Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Marathon and he is a frequent competitor in area races from half-marathons to 5ks. He is an avid golfer playing as a member of the Saratoga National Golf Club. He continues his enjoyment of competitive sports as a veteran member of the YMCA Basketball League.
Matt’s son Ryan lives in Washington D.C. and his daughter Logan lives in Saratoga Springs.