Judge Edith H. Jones Chief Judge United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Edith H. Jones is the Chief Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, where she has served since May 1985. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she was a partner at Andrews, Kurth, Campbell & Jones, L.L.P. (now Andrews & Kurth, L.L.P.) in Houston. Nationally recognized as a leading expert on bankruptcy law, Judge Jones has authored or co-authored more than 15 publications on the topics of bankruptcy law, mass tort litigation, arbitration, religion and the law, judicial workloads, and the judicial selection process. Her many association memberships include an appointment by President Bush in 2002 to the White House Fellows Commission and a seat on the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Judge Jones received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.