Chief Judge Charles R. Jones


Chief Judge Charles R. Jones serves on the Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit. The Court has general jurisdiction and reviews all matters sought to be reviewed from Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parishes, except for cases wherein a sentence of death has been imposed. A military veteran, Chief Judge Jones is a graduate of Xavier University of New Orleans, and the Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law. He first served in the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, the Orleans Public Defender’s Office. Later, he served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1984 to 1991 until he commenced service as an Associate Judge to his Court in 1992.

Chief Judge Jones is a member of the Judicial Council of the American Bar Association, Judicial Council of the National Bar Association, a member of the Appellate Judges Conference of the American Bar Association, a member of the Louisiana Conference of Court of Appeal Judges and a member of the Council of Chief Judges, State Courts of Appeal. Chief Judge Jones is also involved with numerous other civic boards and associations and is an active member of St. Raymond & St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.

Chief Judge Jones is married to Charlee R. Jones, and they have five children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.