Hon. Marquis D. Jones, Jr. See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Ocean County
Vicinage 14
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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=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. Marquis D. Jones, Jr.



Comment #: NJ2118
He is arrogant and pompous! His emotions and anger shows in his courtroom demeanor. He puts a scar on "YOUR HONOR "!


Comment #: NJ2117
To watch him take steps above and beyond necessary as a judge to get my son the help he needed was incredible. His honor spoke with compassion and purpose and was able to reach out to him in a way that convinced my son to get the long term help he desperately needed.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ2056
Poor excuse for a judge.


Comment #: NJ2055
Rating:Not Rated
I think he is unqualified. He is making decisions on children's futures and can't even make a proper decision for himself. Doesn't take all facts of his cases seriously and into account. He should have been fired back in 2012 for his unprofessional like behavior in and out of the court room!


Comment #: NJ1985
This judge has been presented compelling evidence in a child abuse case that with a laymen would have put the blame squarely on the person who lied to the police and pleaded the fifth in his courtroom instead, he continues to drag the name of the mother and boyfriend through the mud, disregarding the meaning of someone taking the fifth talking to the mothers mother and not giving any credibility to the fact the mother had taken her daughter to the hospital twice for bruising. Total cost borrowed to try to get her daughter back 15000 dollars, while everyone waits for this judge to read what's right in front of his face


Comment #: NJ1037
Rating:Not Rated
This man has no regard for the safety of domestic violence victims or their children. He is rude, abrasive, and uneducated in the matter of how to treat someone who is a victim of long term abuse. Being in his court room was like being assaulted all over again...


Comment #: NJ435
Also being involved in a long running(nearly 3 yrs)unresolved case,he is forcing BACK into a RU,without warning,or reconsideration.
We also feel Judge Jones has been insensitive,and unresponsive to the details of our case,and not really considerate of the long term effect on the child,who we,and all other parties know it will ruin her life completely,if RU is to proceed.
Inheriting our case,and changing from RU,to TPR,and now back to RU,is very indecisive.
Allowing violation,and nearly total non-compliance,in the case,and looking the other way.
Could not have said it any better,than the previous comment.....

The objective and goals of the ASFA is to promote permanency for children in foster care,and to accelerate permanent placements of children.
Also required States to initiate court proceedings to free a child for adoption once that child had been waiting in foster care for at least 15 of the most recent 22 months.

We are at 34 months,and know end in sight.


Comment #: NJ424
Being involved in a long running unresolved case that he has forced into resolution wihtout reconsideration, we feel that Judge Jones has been insensitive and unresponsive to the human details of the case. Turning around the direction of an inherited case, and allowing violations to the ASFA law under his jurisdiction of the case, we feel that he is jamming a resolution that is to the detriment of children's physical and emotional well-being.