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Stanton Jones focuses his practice on complex questions of constitutional, statutory, and international law. He recently has handled trial and appellate litigation involving the First Amendment, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the Alien Tort Statute, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Stanton has represented parties and amici curiae in sixteen cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He recently represented the petitioners who successfully blocked Wisconsin’s controversial voter ID law for the 2014 general election. Stanton also has handled numerous high-stakes federal and state court appeals on issues ranging from antitrust law to admiralty law, from banking regulation to church/state separation. He recently represented Detroit’s pension funds in the Sixth Circuit appeal in Detroit’s historic bankruptcy, briefing novel constitutional and statutory issues.

Stanton teaches Appellate Advocacy as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

Beyond appeals, he has litigated numerous commercial and international matters in federal and state trial courts and arbitration proceedings.

Stanton is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. Before attending law school, he taught in the Baltimore City Public Schools as a member of Teach for America and earned a Master’s degree in teaching from Johns Hopkins University.


  • Petitioners in successful emergency application to reinstate injunction of Wisconsin's voter ID law for the 2014 general election. Frank v. Walker, 135 S. Ct. 7 (2014).
  • Federal employee at the petition and merits stages, where the Court held that challenges to adverse employment actions violating an anti-discrimination statute should be brought in district court, not the Federal Circuit. Kloeckner v. Solis, 133 S. Ct. 596 (2012).
  • Disabled Korean War veteran at the petition and merits stages, where the Court held that the statute of limitations to challenge the VA's denial of service-connected disability benefits is not jurisdictional. Henderson v. Shinseki, 562 U.S. 428 (2011).
  • Detroit's pension funds in Sixth Circuit appeal challenging the attempt to impose deep pension cuts in Detroit's historic bankruptcy. Appeal was favorably resolved in 2014 as part of the Grand Bargain. In re City of Detroit, Michigan, No. 14-1208 (6th Cir.).
  • Honeywell in successful Third Circuit appeal challenging attorneys' fees award in longstanding environmental litigation. Interfaith Cmty. Org. v. Honeywell Int'l, Inc., 726 F.3d 403 (3d Cir. 2013).
  • GlaxoSmithKline in successful Third Circuit appeal resolving novel question of LLC citizenship for purposes of federal diversity jurisdiction. Johnson v. SmithKlineBeecham Corp., 724 F.3d 337 (3d Cir. 2013).
  • Prominent bank official in successful DC Circuit appeal challenging cease-and-desist orders issued by the OCC and the Federal Reserve Board. DeNaples v. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 706 F.3d 481 (DC Cir. 2013).
  • Mother in successful pro bono Fourth Circuit appeal defeating petition for return of minor child to Switzerland under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. White v. White, 718 F.3d 300 (4th Cir. 2013).


The American Lawyer
"Trailblazers"—South (2022)
The Legal 500 US
Appellate: Courts of Appeals / Appellate: Supreme Courts (States and Federal) (2019, 2021–2022)
The National Law Journal
"Trailblazer"—Political Activism/First Amendment (2020)
DC Rising Star (2019)



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2007, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • M.A., Teaching, Johns Hopkins University, 2003
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2001


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit