Judge Jones, JP 4-1

Justice of the Peace 4-1

Grand Prairie Courthouse – 106 West Church Street, Suite 205, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(214) 751-4040 Main • (214) 751-4050 Fax
Office E-mail: JP41Court@dallascounty.org
Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday

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Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Part V Rules of Practice in Justice Court
Texas Rules of Evidence
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 15, Subchapter (E) - Venue - Suits Brought in Justice Court


Effective June 1, 2022, all virtual appearances via Court Call MUST have prior approval.

If you wish to appear virtually for your court hearing, a motion and order must be submitted to the court at JP41Court@dallascounty.org, mailed, or filed in person.

A request to appear virtually via Court Call must be filed and approved at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled court date. If your motion is not timely filed, there is no guarantee it will be granted. Failure to appear may result in the hearing/trial proceeding in your absence.

Examples of reasons that qualify for approved appearance via Court Call are:

  • Attorneys that have court dockets with multiple judges that date.
  • Parties who live out of state or more than 100 miles from this courthouse.
  • Parties who are experiencing severe illness or do not have transportation.

Click here for Motion to Appear Virtually


On November 2, 2021, the Dallas County Commissioners Court approved and adopted new Justice of the Peace District Boundary lines. The new lines were effective immediately. The new map can be found on the following link:


If you are a tenant in need of Eviction Assistance, or a landlord needing assistance for your tenants, please click the following link: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/housing-programs/ehap-landing.php

Thank you.

IF YOU ARE EXHIBITING ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, INCLUDING FEVER, COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING, CHILLS, REPEATED SHAKING WITH CHILLS, MUSCLE PAIN, HEADACHE, SORE THROAT, LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL, OR DIARRHEA -- OR IF YOU BELIEVE YOU MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 -- YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE COURT BEFORE APPEARING.
 
Individuals who are age 65 or older and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy or other conditions requiring such therapy are considered to be vulnerable populations and may contact the Court to identify themselves as such to receive accommodations. The Court may allow or require anyone involved in any proceeding to participate remotely, such as by teleconferencing or videoconferencing.

All courthouse visitors not from the same household will be required to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet and practice appropriate hygiene recommendations at all times while in the building. You are encouraged, and may be required, to wear face coverings at all times while in the building, and the Court reserves the right to turn away any individual who declines to wear a mask if so requested.


Justice of the Peace (JP4-1) Michael Jones

Judge Michael Jones Jr is the Presiding Judge of the Justice of the Peace Court located in Precinct 4. He was elected as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4- 1 in 2018. Judge Jones has over 25 years’ experience in City Government, Real Estate, and Higher Education. He also has a background in project management, property management, municipal budgets, departmental reorganization, and civil contracts.

As a small business owner, he is the Broker and President for a Real Estate brokerage that focuses on Commercial and Residential Real Estate. Judge Jones experience in property management lead him to manage approx. 1,200 government owned properties including tax foreclosures and various non-profits. Judge Jones is a professor with the Dallas County Community College District, teaching courses in Business and Real Estate. Additionally, he is a licensed instructor who teaches courses in Commercial Real Estate through the Texas Real Estate Commission and Texas Realtors Association.

Judge Jones previously served as the Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Glenn Heights, Director for Glen Heights Improvement Corporation, Board Member for the City of Wilmer Type A Economic Development Board, and the Criminal Justice Chair for the NAACP in Grand Prairie. He currently serves as a board member for the Texas Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Foundation (Fair Housing Committee) and on the University Alliance Committee for CCIM North Texas Chapter.

Judge Jones has a Master’s Degree in Management and Public Administration, Bachelor’s in Applied Arts and Sciences, Associate Degrees in Criminal Justice and Real Estate, and a Certification in Dispute Resolution/Mediation.