The Honorable Francis J. "Pete" Jones was appointed to the Superior Court of Delaware by Governor John Carney on June 6, 2020.
Judge Jones received his J.D. in 1982 from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America. He was a judicial clerk to the Honorable Justice John J. McNeilly. He received his B.A. in History from The Catholic University of America in 1979. Judge Jones is a native Delawarean graduating from St. Mark’s High School in 1975.
Prior to joining the bench, Judge Jones was a partner at Morris James LLP where he practiced from 1983 to 2020 in the areas of Insurance Law, Personal Injury and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Judge Jones has been active in the high school mock trial program on both the state and national level for most of his career. He is the recipient of the 2019 First State Distinguished Service Award presented by the Delaware State Bar Association, the 2006 Delaware State Bar Association Vincent Bifferato Mentor Award and the 2017 Justice Gene Franchini Golden Gavel Award presented by the National High School Mock Trial Competition.
Judge Jones is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has served as President of the Delaware ABOTA chapter on two occasions.
Judge Jones present term expires in June 2032.