Robert Clive Jones

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Robert Clive Jones is a Senior United States District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. He was nominated by President George W. Bush on June 9, 2003, and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 2, 2003. He received his commission on November 30, 2003, and assumed senior status on February 1, 2016. He served as the Chief United States District Judge from 2011 to 2014.

Jones was appointed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as a bankruptcy judge from 1983 to 1999, and served as Chief Judge from 1984 to 1993. He also was chosen to serve on the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit from 1986 to 1999. For six years, he served on the national Judicial Conference Committee on codes of conduct, handling ethics issues for federal judges throughout the nation.

Jones was born on July 21, 1947, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his Juris Doctor degree from UCLA School of Law. He was also an editor of the UCLA Law Review.

Jones was a CPA after his graduation from BYU. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1971 to 1972 and the U.S. Air National Guard from 1972 to 1977. In 1975, he was a law clerk to Judge John Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District. He was then in private practice from 1976 to 1982.

He and his wife, Anita, are the parents of four children.