Jim Jones, an Idaho native and decorated U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, was elected as Idaho Attorney General in 1982 and served two elected terms. He was elected to the Idaho Supreme Court in 2004 and re-elected in 2010. Jones served as Chief Justice from August 2015 until his retirement from the Supreme Court in 2017.
His contribution on that court are chronicled in the University of Idaho College of Law school Law Review in Hillary Smith, One of Five: Reflections on Jim Jones’ Jurisprudential Impact in his Twelve Years on the Idaho Supreme Court, 53 IDAHO L. REV. 621 (2017).
Jim graduated from University of Oregon (BA), and from Northwestern University School of Law (JD).
He is the author of “A Little Dam Problem” which chronicles an epic fight over water rights on the Snake River between the State of Idaho and Idaho Power Company. He also authored “Vietnam…Can’t get you out of my mind,” which tells of his 407 days with a heavy artillery battalion in Vietnam and how that experience played out in his life. Both books are available on Amazon.
Jim is married to author Kelly Jones, www.kellyjonesbooks.com