The Honorable Michael W. Jones

Placer County Superior Court

Court Info

Placer County Superior Court, Department 33 / 43 (website)

Civil and Small Claims: 916-408-6000

Criminal: 916-408-6000

Courtroom Rules


In 2012, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed the Hon. Michael W. Jones to a judgeship in the Placer County Superior Court.

Judge Jones is a Democrat.

He performed "Clarence Darrow: Stories of a Trial Lawyer" in 2015.


  • J.D. from Western State University College of Law
  • B.A. from California State University, Sacramento


  • Lawyer at Hansen Kohls Jones Sommer and Jacob LLP (2003 to 2012)
  • Lawyer at Hansen Boyd Culhane and Watson LLP (1998 to 2003)
  • Lawyer at Michael W. Jones Attorney at Law (1997 to 1998)
  • Lawyer at Shasta County District Attorney's Office in Shasta County, California (1990 to 1997)
  • Lawyer at Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office in Los Angeles County, California (1989 to 1990)
  • Lawyer at Bonne Jones Bridges Mueller O'Keefe and Hunt (1989 to 1989)
  • Senior criminal investigator at California Department of Insurance Fraud Bureau (1986 to 1989)
  • Senior special investigator at California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (1982 to 1986)