Robert L. Jones
United States Bankruptcy Judge Northern District of Texas

Robert L. Jones was appointed April 4, 2000, by the United States Court of Appeals,  Fifth Circuit, as the Bankruptcy Judge for the Lubbock, Abilene, Amarillo, and San Angelo Divisions of the Northern District of Texas. He was reappointed to another 14-year term that began April 4, 2014.

Prior to his appointment, Judge Jones was a partner with the firm of Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam, L.L.P., Lubbock, Texas. From August 1982 to September 1985, prior to joining Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam, Judge Jones was an associate with Jackson, Walker, Winstead, Cantwell & Miller, Dallas, Texas. He concentrated his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation. His bankruptcy practice included representation of both secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, and debtors. He is a 1978 graduate of Texas Tech University and a 1982 graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law, where he was a member and an Associate Editor of the Law Review.

Judge Jones is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Lubbock County Bar Association, and the West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association. He is a Master in the Texas Tech School of Law Inn of Court, and is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Judge Jones grew up in Lubbock, and he and his wife, Betsy, have two adult children, Callie, 28, and Ben, 27. Betsy is presently Chairperson of the Department of Medical Education at the Texas Tech University School of Medicine.