Maryia Y. Jones

Associate

Virginia Beach
Business Phone: 757.687.7539
Business Fax: 757.687.1542

maryia.jones@troutmansanders.com

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Maryia Jones focuses her practice on financial services and commercial litigation, both at the trial and appellate level. She regularly defends creditors, loan servicers, and debt collectors in class actions and individual lawsuits involving claims under state and federal consumer laws, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Truth in Lending Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, as well as their state counterparts. Maryia also represents clients in shareholder/partner disputes, intellectual property lawsuits, and other complex litigation.

Maryia has successfully prosecuted and defended jury and bench trials in federal and state courts and has recently obtained a $2.1M federal jury verdict for her client in a misappropriation of trade secrets case. On the appellate level, Maryia has obtained multiple victories for her clients in front of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In addition to her litigation experience, Maryia regularly provides regulatory advice to her financial services clients to ensure compliance with the federal and state consumer protection laws and with the evolving rules and regulations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Maryia graduated from William & Mary Law School in the top ten percent of her class. While attending William & Mary Law School, Maryia worked with the legal department of the nationwide tax franchisor Liberty Tax Service on commercial litigation and intellectual property matters.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended numerous class actions and individual lawsuits against national lenders, servicers, and debt collectors arising from foreclosures, debt collection, and loss mitigation
  • Currently serve as managing counsel for one of the nation’s largest loan services in state and federal actions involving claims under consumer protection laws
  • Obtained dismissal of class claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
  • Secured a seminal decision from a federal court denying plaintiffs’ novel motion for county-only class certification in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act class action
  • Obtained favorable settlements in federal class actions brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act against national loan servicers and foreclosure trustee firms
  • Obtained multiple judgments dismissing with prejudice borrowers’ claims against national banks and servicers arising from refusal to modify borrowers’ loans
  • Secured summary judgment in favor of national bank on common law fraud claims and illegal debt collection claims under the West Virginia consumer protection statute
  • Secured dismissal with prejudice of Truth in Lending Act claims arising from national bank's alleged failure to provide notice of right to rescind
  • Currently represent an oil exploration company in a misappropriation of trade secrets case, involving multi-state depositions, forensic discovery, and litigation proceedings
  • Currently represent businesses and individuals in shareholder/partnership disputes

Recent Matters

  • Mar Oil Company v. Korpan, No. 3:11cv1261 (N.D. Ohio June 2015) – obtained $2.1M jury verdict in a week-long jury trial in favor of Mar Oil Company, including an award of compensatory and punitive damages
  • McNeely v. Wells Fargo Bank, No. 2:13cv25114 (S.D.W. Va. Dec. 10, 2014) – won motion to dismiss plaintiff’s fraud and WVCCPA claims against defendants mortgage servicer and loan holder
  • Gary v. Nationstar Mortg., LLC, No. 4:14cv11 (E.D. Va. Nov. 3, 2014) – obtained dismissal of borrower’s complaint with prejudice, including claims for actual and constructive fraud and breach of contract against defendant mortgage servicer
  • Fariasantos v. Rosenberg & Assocs., LLC, No. 3:13cv543, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152169 (E.D. Va. Oct. 27, 2014) - defeated plaintiff’s motion to certify county-only FDCPA class
  • Griffin v. Nationstar Mortg., LLC, CL13-802 (City of Suffolk Cir. Ct. Oct. 12, 2014) - won bench trial on borrower’s claims of wrongful failure to modify loan and suspend foreclosure
  • Rowe v. Aurora Commer. Corp., No. 5:13cv21369, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105186 (S.D. W. Va. Aug. 1, 2014) – obtained dismissal of numerous claims (fraud, TILA, WVCCPA, and usury) against defendant loan servicers
  • Gregory v. Nationstar Mortg., LLC, No. 2:13cv6952, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64138 (D.N.J. May 8, 2014) – secured dismissal with prejudice of FDCPA class claims arising from reverse mortgage servicer’s communications with borrower
  • McElvy v. Nationstar Mortg., LLC, No. 2:13cv377 (E.D. Va. Mar. 10, 2014), aff’d, 581 Fed. Appx. 293 (4th Cir. 2014) – won motion to dismiss with prejudice plaintiff’s FDCPA and other consumer claims and secured affirmation on appeal to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Lepelletier v. Fair Oaks Motors, Inc., et al., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 109363 (E.D. Va. Feb. 24, 2012), aff’d, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 16050 (4th Cir. Aug. 1, 2012) – secured affirmation of dismissal of plaintiff borrower’s FCRA claims arising from auto financing

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Member, Virginia Bar Association
  • Membership Committee Co-Chair (Tidewater Area), Virginia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2010-present
  • In-house counsel, Liberty Tax Service, February-December 2009
  • Summer Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, Summer 2008

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Education

  • College of William and Mary, J.D., 2009
  • Belarusian State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • 2009 Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Languages

  • English
  • Belarusian
  • Russian