Hon. T. Rawles Jones, Jr. See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
E.D.Va.  
Average Rating:5.8 - 4 rating(s)
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*Temperament:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Scholarship:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Industriousness:   (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
*Ability to Handle Complex Litigation:    (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Punctuality:    (1=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
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Other

Comment #: 22199
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I didn't care for him.
Might as well know it's a matter of their way or the highway, & all need a paycheck. I feel he's unfair. He gets paid to put people in a animal cage- the ADC, if their guilty.
I was held without charge for 2 months because I'm unique. If not CONFORMIST then one is unfit to stand trial, as in school & in Court, "Assessments reflect student progress toward the outcomes by diagnosing whether outcomes have been met by grading such as: "is reluctant to assume the role; "assumes the role when prompted"; or "eagerly assumes the role". The child that "eagerly assumes the role" has met the objective. The child who has not will be recycled until he does.
Since the war of 1812 the USA lost our impartiality. Today he follows our mandates and those of the cousinhood: The power behind the Committee of 300, the Anglo-Jewish cousinhood that dominate the financial and political systems of the world. This cousinhood includes the Rothschild, Rockefeller, Oppenheimer, Goldsmid, Mocatta, Montefiore, Sassoon, Warburg, Samuel, Kadoorie, Franklin, Worms, Stern and Cohen families.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19837
Rating:4.3
Comments:
Might as well rule by dartboard.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13605
Rating:4.0
Comments:
In response to the one posted comment, I do think that Judge Jones comes off as old-time southern -- but I do not find that "positive" at all. I don't find his demeanor or temperment to be "gentleman[ly]" either. I have seen him yell at women lawyers, though not men. He is very insensitive to civil rights plaintiffs in discrimination cases. In mediation, he can be a bully. He will tell plaintiffs and their attorneys that they have no case, even though the judge has upheld the claims against motions to dismiss and summary judgment. He will tell plaintiffs that they will end up liable for the defendant's attorneys' fees if they pursue their cases. He can be personally insulting, in front of your client, indicating that you, as the attorney, don't know what you are doing, until you cite the controlling case law or show him documented admissions by the defendant that establish the facts as you have presented them -- even though you cited and discussed it all in the Mediation Statement. With respect to his rulings on discovery, he is certainly better and less biased than he is in Mediation. I do believe that he reads the filings. I agree that he probably has made up his mind based on the papers, but then why put us through oral argument? I would rather he state his inclinations at the outset and give the parties an opportunity to make points that he may have missed or misunderstood.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6536
Rating:9.2
Comments:
Judge Jones comes across as an old-time southern gentleman, which is exactly what he is (in a positive way). Being a magistrate in this district, he hears many discovery disputes. On many appearances in his courtroom I have noted that unlike other judges in Alexandria, he will not allow litigants (typically but not always insurance types or corporate defendants) to get away with hide-the-ball or the stonewall tactics that are so prevalent. He listens to both sides, is polite but pointed, and (again unlike many judges in this courthouse) makes his own decisions instead of rubber-stamping what one party or the other presents. He will read all of what you and your opposing party submit and will be ready to rule once your case is called - only rarely will oral arguments will move him off of the opinion he forms after reading the papers.