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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

Closed for Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 12:50pm, 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


THE COURT LOBBY ARE CURRENTLY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC — HOWEVER —  ALL COURT BUSINESS CAN NOW BE CONDUCTED REMOTELY (see below)

You can  conduct court business remotely (including filing New Cases)  by e-mailing the court directly:
JP41Court@Dallascounty.org

Beginning June 15, 2020, the Dallas County Justice Courts will resume holding in-person dockets in compliance with the Emergency Orders issued by the Supreme Court of Texas and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and according to the guidance issued by the Office of Court Administration regarding social distancing, maximum group size, and other restrictions and precautions. You may view the orders and guidance here at https://www.txcourts.gov/court-coronavirus-information/

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.