Hon. Gary R. Jones
United States Magistrate Judge - Northern District of Florida
Judge Jones has served as a United States Magistrate Judge for 22 years, first for the Middle District of Florida and then for the past 11 years for the Northern District of Florida. Judge Jones currently also serves as a magistrate judge in the District of Columbia through an intercircuit assignment and as a magistrate judge on recall for the Southern District of New York. Judge Jones received his B.A. in 1975 from Boston University, his J.D. in 1981 from the University of Miami School of Law and his LL.M degree in International Law from New York University School of Law in 1983, graduating first in his class.
Following graduation from New York University Judge Jones practiced commercial litigation in Florida for eighteen years, first as an associate and then as a partner at a large multi service firm in Miami, Florida, and after that, for approximately ten years as a name partner in a commercial litigation firm in Miami.
Judge Jones was the first magistrate judge to be appointed to the Financial Disclosure Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States, where Judge Jones served with distinction for six years. Judge Jones recently served for the last five years as a member of the Magistrate Judges Advisory Committee of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. In addition to his government service Judge Jones also serves on the advisory council for the EDRM and for the past eight years has served on the steering committee for the University of Florida Levin College of Law annual ediscovery conference. Judge Jones frequently participates as a panelist for various educational conferences concerning ediscovery issues in federal courts.