Nancy C. Jones
Nancy C. (Hanania) Jones has been practicing law with Barber & Bartz for nearly 25 years. She earned her law degree from The University of Tulsa College of Law in 1981. After law school she served as a judicial law clerk in Northampton County, Pennsylvania then returned to Tulsa, first as an associate in the corporate/securities department at another Tulsa law firm and then in 1986 as an associate at Barber & Bartz. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of securities and business law.
Ms. Jones earned her undergraduate degree in American Studies from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She has taught legal research and writing as an adjunct at The University of Tulsa College of Law. She is a member of the Oklahoma and Pennsylvania (inactive) Bar Associations.
I was born and raised in Middlesex, New Jersey. “Law and order” was the context of my upbringing, as my father was a policeman and my mother was the borough administrator of our town. I grew up playing the piano from early on and became a band geek after learning to play the flute in high school. I always loved music and thought I would make that my major in college, but my musical skills seemed to lag behind my enthusiasm. As my academic interests grew in college, I chose to continue my studies by going to law school, which I paid for on my own. The University of Tulsa was both respectable and affordable so I came to Tulsa.
Ron Barber, Bob Bartz and I were all in TU law school at the same time, although Ron and Bob were a year ahead of me. I met Ron while we were clerking at the same law firm. That connection turned out to be providential—both professionally, as it led to my joining Barber & Bartz several years later, as well as personally, since Ron and Bob (along with others) were instrumental in my coming to faith in Jesus Christ.
I met my husband Tim in Tulsa and we have been married 20 years. He is about to retire as a Captain from the Tulsa Police Department after 35 years of service. We have two children, a son in college and a daughter in high school, who have enriched our lives greatly. We enjoy time with them and extended family at the Jones’ family cabin at Grand Lake, fishing, waterskiing, watching our teenagers wakeboard (Tim and I know our limits) and all that summer lake fun. I still have family in New Jersey and we often go “back east.” And, oddly enough, the “law and order” context for my life has lived on.