Attorneys

Matthew L. Jones

Matthew Jones is an experienced attorney and he understands that there is a difference between surviving and thriving. Matthew is passionate about helping his clients reach their goals and will work tirelessly to make sure all possible goals are met.   


An Atlanta native, Matthew is a graduate of University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Walter F. George School of Law and was among the top members of his graduating class. 


During law school, Matthew was a member of the Advanced Writing Certificate Program, the president of the Student Trial Lawyers Association, and an editor of the Mercer Law Free Press.   Since law school, Matthew has served as a Co-Chair of the YLD Legal Ethics and Professionalism Committee as well as graduated from the Leadership Academy for the Young Lawyer’s Division of the State Bar of Georgia.    


Georgia Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Georgia 
  • Georgia Court of Appeals 
  • Georgia Superior & State Courts 
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Minerva A. Steele

Ms. Steele is a client-oriented attorney who strikes that perfect balance between results and relationships. Ms. Steele’s primary areas of focus are personal injury and workers’ compensation. Previously, Ms. Steele worked as an associate for one of Georgia’s top personal injury firms, handling both pre-suit negotiations and in court litigation. Ms. Steele knows how to fight for her clients.  


In law school, Ms. Steele graduated in the top 25% of her class, was a member of the Jessup International Moot Court Team, Editor-in-Chief of Mercer Law Free Press, member of the William A. Bootle Inn of Court, and active in the SBA. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Steele worked as a litigation legal assistant for several prestigious Atlanta-area law firms.  


Ms. Steele graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in Communications.  


After law school, Ms. Steele has remained active in Georgia’s legal community. She is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Association, the Atlanta Bar Association, the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar, and the Young Lawyer’s Division of the State Bar.  In her free time, Ms. Steele enjoys movies, reading, and writing fiction.  


Georgia Court Admissions:  

  • All State and Superior Courts in Georgia;
  • Georgia Court of Appeals.   

Walter L. Booth, Jr.

  Walter is an experienced attorney with strong business acumen. Before co-founding JSB, Walter practiced with a large law firm in Atlanta where he honed his legal skills. Walter has significant experience in banking, lending, business, construction, real estate, and landlord/tenant matters. Prior to practicing law, Walter was a successful banker with a large financial institution, where he advised high-net-worth clients and businesses. Prior to his banking career, Walter enjoyed a brief professional athletic career abroad, and returned stateside to train and advise an extensive list of professional athletes. Walter now advises professional athletes on preparing for their transition out of sports and into the business world. Walter also owns a franchise business in Duluth, Georgia.  


 A Gainesville, Florida native, Walter is a graduate of Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Science. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Mercer Law coupled with a certificate in corporate finance from Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business.  


 At Furman, Walter was a decorated athlete and voted football team captain. At Mercer Law, Walter was a member student government, the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, the Mock Trial Team, Mercer Advocacy Council, BLSA, SRBLSA, Phi Delta Phi.   Walter is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  


Georgia Court Admissions  

  • Supreme Court of Georgia 
  • Georgia Court of Appeals 
  • Georgia Superior & State Courts 
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia