New Family Circuit Judge plans to bring fairness and open mindedness to the bench

December 23, 2014
Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones

By Bobbie Poynter

Stephen Jones, 48, will officially take over the position as Family Circuit Judge for the 27th Judicial District, Division 3, on Jan. 5, 2015. The bench will cover both Knox and Laurel counties. Currently, Knox County family court cases are scheduled on Wednesdays and Friday.

Born in Plainfield, Ind., Jones’ family moved to London when he was still a child, and London is where he has laid down his roots. He is a 1984 graduate of Laurel County High School, received a political science degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1988 and received his law degree in 2004 from the Appalachian School of Law.

Jones feels he is respected for his level head, calm temperament and demeanor. This, he hopes will work in his favor when it comes to defusing already tense situations in the courtroom.

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