Hon. Theodore T. Jones, Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals

Hon. Theodore T. JonesTheodore T. Jones, Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals, was born in Brooklyn and attended public schools in New York City. He graduated from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia in 1965 receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science. Judge Jones served on active duty with the United States Army from 1967-1969. While in the service, he was stationed in the Republic of Vietnam, and attained the rank of Captain. He graduated from St. Johns University School of Law in 1972.

The Judge has been married to the former Joan Sarah Hogans for more than thirty-nine years, with two children: Wesley Jones, (a Software Engineer), and Theodore T. Jones III, Esq. After graduation he worked as a Criminal Defense Attorney with the Legal Aid Society. He was Law Secretary to Justice Howard A. Jones, (no relation) New York State Court of Claims. He then entered private practice in Brooklyn, with offices at 16 Court Street. Judge Jones was elected to Supreme Court with a term beginning 1990. He presided over the Juvenile Offender Part which covered all cases involving Juvenile Offenders who were indicted in Kings County from September 1993 to December 1997. Jones sat in the civil term beginning 1998 and in January 2006 became the Administrative Judge of that term.

In January 2007, Justice Jones was nominated by newly-elected Governor Elliot Spitzer to the New York State Court of Appeals. After Senate confirmation in February, Jones was sworn in as an Associate Judge of the Court.