Judge DaSean Jones was elected as the State District Judge of the 180th Criminal District Court (Harris County, Texas) on November 6, 2018 and took the bench on January 1, 2019. He presides over one of twenty-two (22) district criminal courts with countywide jurisdiction over serious felony cases such as: DWI w/ a child, Burglary, Arson, Credit Card Abuse, Aggravated Assault, Manslaughter, and Murder. Prior to becoming an elected official, Judge Jones was a trial lawyer focused in the areas of criminal defense, employment, and personal injury. He has also served as an Army officer for eighteen (18) years. His early years were spent in a combat arms specialty. He now serves as a Judge Advocate in the Reserves.
EDUCATION. Judge Jones received his undergraduate degree in English from the famed Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama in 2001. In 2006, he received his Masters of Arts degree from Webster University. Judge Jones received his J.D. from storied Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 2011. As an undergraduate, Jones, the son of an Army Non-Commissioned Officer, participated in Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).
“Emotional Intelligence in Leadership,” Panelist, The 15th Annual Diversity & Leadership Conference, Dallas, Texas, April 2019
“Criminal Justice Reform in Harris County,” Panelist, Senate District 13, Houston Texas, April 2019
“What is a Judge,” Guest Speaker, Mandarin Immersion Magnet School, Houston Texas, March 2019
“New Generation of Leadership in Texas and the United States,” Keynote Speaker, 19th Annual York Rite Weekend Joint Banquet, Houston Texas, February 2019
“The End of Policiing: Putting Abolition Into Practice,” Panelist, Houston Democratic Socialists of America (“DSA”), Houston Texas, January 2019
ASSOCIATIONS. True Level Lodge, No. 226 | Houston GLBT Political Caucus | Harris County Tejano Democrats | Houston Black American Democrats | Area 5 Democrats, Lifetime Member | Houston Tuskegee Alumni Association | Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America | The American Legion South Houston Post 490 | Harris County Democratic Party, Sustaining Member | Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bronze Legacy Life Member | Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Life Member | Houston Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Houston Chapter)
MILITARY SERVICE. Judge Jones entered the Army as a Field Artillery Officer in 2001. While in the active component, he served as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer for the 6-37 Field Artillery Battalion (Republic of Korea); the Executive Officer for Alpha Battery, 3-18th Field Artillery; the Battalion Logistics Officer in the 3rd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery “Steel Professionals”; the Battalion Liaison Officer in the 5th Battalion, 3rd Artillery “First Round”; Operations Officer for 17th Field Artillery Brigade, and the Battalion Fire Support Officer for the 4th Battalion, 227th Regiment Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, First Air Cavalry Brigade.
Military Education. Judge Jones’s military education includes: the Command General Staff College Intermediate Leadership Education, Special Victims Counsel Course, Intelligence Law Course, Judge Advocate Advanced Officer Course, Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course, Armor Captain’s Career Course, Cavalry Leadership Course, Modern Army Combatives Program (Level II Instructor Certified), Joint Fire Control Course, Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, and Airborne School.
Military Awards. Judge Jones’ military honors include: the Combat Action Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster; the Army Commendation Medal, with one oak leaf cluster; the Army Achievement Medal, with one oak leaf cluster; the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Korean Defense Service Medal; the Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Training Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon.
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