Judge Jones, Cedar Rapids, was appointed to the bench as a district associate judge in 2007. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell College in 1987 and his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1990. Prior to being appointed, Judge Jones worked as a Federal Public Defender and was managing attorney at the Linn County Advocate for 15 years, after working in private practice. He is a member of the Linn County Bar Association and is also a member of the Iowa Judges Association. Judge Jones is married with three children.