The Black Chronicle has
learned today President Donald
J. Trump announced his intent
to nominate Bernard M. Jones
of Oklahoma, to serve as Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. Bernard M. Jones currently serves as U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Prior to being appointed as Magistrate Judge in 2015, Mr. Jones served as a District Judge for Oklahoma’s 7th Judicial District, where he presided over the family and domestic relations and civil dockets and oversaw the District’s Drug Court and Mental Health Court programs.
Before taking the bench in 2012, Judge Jones was in private practice, where he focused on commercial and labor and employment law, first at Porter Wright Morris& Arthur, LLP in Columbus, Ohio, and later in the Oklahoma City
office of McAfee & Taft. Mr. Jones also was an Associate Dean of Oklahoma City University School of Law. He
earned his B.A. from Southern Methodist University and his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School.