Judge Kelvin D. Jones

Eighth Circuit Court


Since September 1, 2014 Kelvin D. Jones has served as the Eighth Circuit Court Judge for the 20th Judicial District serving Davidson County (Nashville), Tennessee.

Judge Jones received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, with Honors, from Howard University, his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law and his Master of Laws Degree from Duke University School of Law. Upon graduating from law school Judge Jones began his practice as a corporate/securities litigation attorney with the law firm of Holme Roberts and Owen, LLC in Denver, Colorado. While in Denver, Judge Jones served as an adjunct professor at the Metropolitan State College of Denver where he taught courses in Ethics and Pre-Law. In 1997 Judge Jones moved to Nashville to practice with the law firm of Bass, Berry and Sims and in 1999 he joined then Mayor Bill Purcell as his in-house legal advisor. In 2004 Judge Jones was tapped to serve as the Executive Director of the Metro Human Relations Commission where he served until founding The Kelvin Jones Law Group in 2010.

Judge Jones has been admitted to practice law before the state and federal courts of Tennessee, Alabama and Colorado.

Judge Jones, a Fellow of the Tennessee, Nashville and Napier-Looby Bar Associations is an alumnus of both Leadership Nashville and Leadership Coffee County. Judge Jones has completed the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law program and has served as a Master of the Bench of the Belmont University College of Law American Inn of Court. He has served on the board of directors for several local not-for-profits including Alive Hospice, The Nashville Area Red Cross, Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, United Way of Middle Tennessee, the Nashville Bar Association, Boy Scouts of Middle Tennessee, the Girl Scouts of Cumberland Valley, Lawyers Association for Women, the Napier-Looby Bar Association, Preston Taylor Ministries, Nashville Sportsman’s Club, Youth About Business, Nashville Summer Business Camp, the Housing Fund, the Music City Bowl, the Tennessee Alcohol and Drug Council, the Madison Kiwanis Club, the Northwest and Downtown YMCA, the Historic Edgefield Neighborhood Association and the Hull Jackson Montessori Magnet School PTO.

A licensed pilot, Judge Jones enjoys volunteering for local non-profits, cheering-on his children’s sports teams and international travel.

Judge Jones has two children, KJ and Alaina Bryce and two beagle-hounds, Snoop and Dre.