Judge Edith Jones

Edith H. Jones is a United States Circuit Judge and the former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Judge Jones was nominated to the Fifth Circuit by President Reagan on February 27, 1985. Judge Jones Served as chief judge of the Fifth Circuit from 2006 to 2012.

Judge Jones is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in economics. She received her J.D. from University of Texas School of Law, where she was a member of the Texas Law Review. Prior to her judicial appointment, she was in private practice, working for the firm of Andrews, Kurth, Campbell & Jones in Houston, Texas. She became the firm’s first female partner. Her specialization was bankruptcy law. From 1982 to 1983 she served as General Counsel for the Republican Party of Texas.

Judge Jones sits on the board of the directors of the Boy Scouts of America and the Garland Walker American Inns of Courts.


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