Steve C. Jones

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Steve CarMichael Jones
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Assumed office
March 3, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Orinda Dale Evans
Personal details
Born Steve CarMichael Jones
1957 (age 59–60)
Athens, Georgia
Education University of Georgia B.B.A.
University of Georgia School of Law J.D.

Steve CarMichael Jones (born 1957) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and a former Georgia Superior Court judge.

Early life and education[edit]

Jones graduated from Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, Georgia.[1] He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from University of Georgia in 1978.[2] He then ran the Child Support Recovery Office for the local District Attorney for six years. Jones attended the University of Georgia School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor in 1987.[2] He went to work as an assistant district attorney.[3]

Georgia state judicial service[edit]

Jones served as a Municipal Court judge in Athens-Clarke County from 1993 to 1995.[1] In 1995, Governor Zell Miller appointed Jones to be a Georgia Superior Court judge for the Western Judicial Circuit, which includes Clarke and Oconee counties.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

In April 2009, Jones was one of three candidates recommended by Democratic members of the Georgia House delegation to replace judge Hugh Lawson on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.[4] Jones did not receive the nomination, which went to Macon attorney Marc Treadwell in February 2010.[4]

After Jones was passed over for the Middle District of Georgia, which serves his hometown of Athens, Jones received consideration for a judgeship on the Atlanta-based United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.[5] On July 14, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Jones to replace Orinda D. Evans on the Northern District of Georgia.[6] His nomination was confirmed by the Senate on February 28, 2011 by a vote of 90 ayes to 0 nays.[7] He received his commission March 3, 2011.[8]

Personal[edit]

Jones is married to Lillian Kincey, a teacher.[1]

References[edit]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Orinda Dale Evans
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
2011–present
Incumbent