Monday, September 17, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the appointment of Bernard Jones as Oklahoma County District Judge. He is replacing Judge Tammy Bass LeSure.
Jones of Edmond previously served as associate dean for admissions and external affairs at Oklahoma City University (OCU) School of Law. Prior to joining OCU, he was an associate at the Oklahoma City law firm of McAfee & Taft where he focused on labor and employment issues. He also served as an associate at Porter Wright Morris and Arthur, an Ohio law firm in Ohio.
“As an attorney in private practice and as a member of the OCU School of Law faculty, Bernard Jones has proven himself as a talented and skillful attorney committed to upholding the law,” Fallin said. “Additionally, he is a civic leader in our community dedicated to helping others. These qualities ensure Bernard Jones will serve the state well during his time as an Oklahoma County district judge.”
Jones received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and earned a law degree from Notre Dame Law School in South Bend, Ind.
He is chairman of the board of directors for the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City. He also serves on the boards for Sunbeam Family Services, the American Cancer Society (High Plains Division), Oklahoma Lawyers for Children and is on the national board of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network.
Jones also is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and American Bar Association, the Oklahoma Association of Black Lawyers, the Oklahoma City Downtown Rotary Club and is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City.
Jones and his wife Mautra reside in Edmond with their son, Bernard.