Attorney in Maryland HBCU Discrimination Lawsuit Shot While on Vacation

Maryland-based attorney Michael Jones, one of the lead voices in litigation between Maryland public historically black colleges and the state, is in stable condition in a Miami hospital after being shot during a robbery attempt while on vacation last week.

Jones, a partner with Kirkland and Ellis in Washington D.C., is counsel for the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Higher Education, a group of students and alumni from Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University and the University of Maryland – Eastern Shore. From WJZ:

Investigators say 57-year-old Michael Jones, who lives in Maryland, was shot during an armed robbery Friday night, after two men broke into his villa located on the main island of Providenciales.

He’s now in stable condition at a Florida hospital.

“The victim received a single gunshot wound to his upper body,” authorities said.

A 1982 Dillard University graduate, Jones was among a cadre of attorneys who successfully argued that the Maryland HBCUs were victims of illegal program duplication for decades, a case now awaiting remedies from federal Judge Catherine C. Blake.

Jones was named as the 2015 HBCU Male Alumnus of the Year.

You May Also Like

North Carolina A&T’s Tarik Cohen Makes NFL History, Immediately Credits HBCUs