Kelvin D. Jones

Circuit Court Judge

Year Elected/Appointed


Prior Judicial Experience

General Sessions Court Magistrate - Davidson County

Previous Employment

  • Corporate/Securities litigation attorney with the law firm of Holme Roberts and Owen, LLC in Denver, Colorado (1993-1996)
  • Adjunct professor of Law & Ethics at the Metropolitan State College of Denver (1995-1997)  
  • Attorney with the law firm of Bass, Berry and Sims in Nashville, Tennessee (1997-1999)
  • Legal advisor to Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell (1999-2001)
  • Deputy Director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic & Community Development (2002)
  • Director of the Metropolitan Nashville Transportation Licensing Commission (2003)
  • Executive Director of the Metro Human Relations Commission - Nashville, Tennessee (2004-2010)
  • Founder, The Kelvin Jones Law Group, Nashville, Tennessee (2010-2014)


B.A. - Howard University, 1989
J.D. - University of Alabama, 1993
LLM - Duke University School of Law, 2020


  • YMCA of Middle Tennessee - Volunteer of the Year
  • Youth About Business -Volunteer of the Year
  • Fellow, Tennessee, Nashville & Napier-Looby Bar Foundations
  • Nashville Sportsman’s Club - Sportsman of the Year
  • J.U.M.P, Community Service Award Recipient


  • American Bar Association- Past Chair, Judicial Division, Ethics & Professionalism
  • Tennessee Bar Association- Alumnus of Leadership Law Program
  • Leadership Nashville & Leadership Coffee County Alumnus
  • Nashville Bar Association—Past Board & Executive Committee Member
  • Rotary Club of Nashville--Member
  • Lawyers’ Association for Women—Past Board Member
  • Napier-Looby Bar Association—Past President
  • Nashville Sportsman’s Club—Past President
  • Belmont College of Law Inn of Court—Past Counselor
  • Madison Kiwanis Club—Past Board Member

Community Involvement

  • Tennessee Achieves/Tennessee Promise Student Mentor
  • Men of Valor Prison Ministries—Mentor
  • Boy Scouts of Middle Tennessee—Board Member
  • Alive Hospice—Past Board Member
  • Nashville Area Red Cross—Past Board Member
  • Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence—Past Board Member
  • United Way of Middle Tennessee—Past Board Member
  • Girl Scouts of Cumberland Valley—Past Board Member
  • Preston Taylor Ministries—Past Board Member
  • Youth About Business/ Nashville Summer Business Camp—Past Board Member
  • Tennessee Alcohol and Drug Council—Past Board Member
  • West Nashville Sports League—Past Coaching Volunteer
  • Nashville RBI —Past Coaching Volunteer
  • Historic Edgefield Neighborhood Association—Past Board Member
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One Public Square, Suite 604 Nashville, TN 37201