SEARSPORT — Attorney Laurie W. Jones has joined the Fethke Law Offices.

Jones’ family has been in the Searsport community for more than eight generations, according to the firm’s announcement, and she has almost 40 years’ legal experience as a trial and appellate litigation attorney, as well as a law school professor and dean.

Jones is admitted to practice in Maine and Oklahoma as well the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. She has represented individual and corporate clients in employment, civil rights, commercial law, and general tort cases. Her litigation experience includes cases at all levels of state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court.

At Oklahoma City University School of Law, she taught first-year and advanced legal research and writing, contract drafting, forensic evidence, and evidence in practice courses. She collaborated with several other lawyers on the development of a Pro Se Waiver Divorce Docket Project at the district courthouse, which paired law students and volunteer lawyers to assist pro se litigants with legal documents and resources when pursuing uncontested divorce cases. Jones is now a professor emeritus at the School of Law.

Jones developed the law school’s Street Law program, which placed law students in local high school classrooms, with the goal of empowering high school students to be active, engaged citizens with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully participate in and create change in their communities. She also coached the Frederick Douglass and Constance Baker Motley Moot Court and Mock Trial Teams and authored the third edition of Oklahoma Trial Practice with two colleagues from the law school.

She has received awards for pro bono service from the Oklahoma County and Oklahoma State Bar Associations, served on the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee, and volunteered with Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma for domestic violence victims.