126th State District Court Judge |Travis County, Texas
The Honorable Aurora Martinez Jones is elected to the 126th District Court bench and is responsible for the oversight and administration of all Travis County Termination of Parental Rights civil lawsuits filed on behalf of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
She was sworn in on January 1, 2021 and prior to that, she was the Associate Judge dedicated to the Travis County CPS Courts since January 2, 2015. Judge Martinez Jones is from La Porte, Texas and attended college at The University of Texas at Austin. She then attended law school at The University of Texas School of Law and upon receiving her law license; she started her own law firm, The Martinez Jones Law Firm, PLLC.
As an attorney, Aurora Martinez Jones practiced primarily in child welfare law, juvenile justice, personal injury, probate, real estate, family law, and civil litigation. Judge Martinez Jones is Board Certified in Child Welfare Law and is a Child Welfare Law Specialist, Certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children. Judge Martinez Jones is the presiding judge for the Travis County Family Drug Treatment Court: Parenting in Recovery specialty court. She is the past Chair for the Texas Children’s Justice Act Task Force, is the past President of the Austin Black Lawyers Association, is currently on the Board for the Child Protection Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, is on the Board for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), and is the Texas State Coordinator for the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC), among other leadership positions she holds in the community. Judge Martinez Jones and her husband, Mitchell Jones, are the proud parents of two precious little girls.