Profile Image Placeholder

James Parker Jones

U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Summary

Born 1940 in Tampa, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Nominated by William J. Clinton on December 12, 1995, to a seat vacated by James H. Michael, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on July 18, 1996, and received commission on August 1, 1996. Served as chief judge, 2004-2010.

Education:
Duke University, A.B., 1962
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1965

Professional Career:
Assistant attorney general, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1965-1966
Law clerk, Hon. Clement Haynsworth, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1966-1968
Private practice, Abingdon, Virginia, 1968-1971
Private practice, Bristol, Virginia, 1971-1995
State senator, Virginia, 1983-1988
Member, Virginia State Board of Education, 1990-1996

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, May 16, 1979; no Senate vote

Professional Experience
Judge
U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
- Current
Served as chief judge, 2004-2010.
Member
Virginia State Board of Education
-
Attorney
Private practice, Bristol, Virginia
-
State senator
Virginia
-
Attorney
Private practice, Abingdon, Virginia
-
Law clerk
Hon. Clement Haynsworth, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
-
Assistant attorney general
Commonwealth of Virginia
-
Education
University of Virginia School of Law
LL.B. (1965)
University of Virginia School of Law Logo
Duke University
B.A. (1962)
Duke University Logo
Websites & Blogs
Website
United States District Court, Western District of Virginia
Website
Federal Judicial Center Biography
Website
Court Biography
Contact & Map
180 West Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
Telephone: (276) 628-4080