Marquis D. Jones, Jr. Profile

Great Lawyer: (Marquis)… is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He is very respectful to other attorney’s and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend this person for anyone who has a legal issue. If you wish to have your matter brought to a prompt resolution this is your guy!”
Mary P.

  Office: Mount Laurel, Burlington County

Email: Marquis@wlg.com

Marquis D. Jones, Jr. is a family law attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Mr. Jones served as a Superior Court Judge (Family Part) in the State of New Jersey, Ocean County, Toms River. He presided over and rendered decisions in all areas of Family Law including but not limited to:

  • Authored many comprehensive opinions in child abuse and neglect cases;
  • Rendered thousands of domestic violence opinions after trial;
  • Decided countless post-judgment motions for modification of alimony and child support, parenting time, relocation, child custody issues; and
  • Conferred with government agencies such as the Department of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly known as DYFS) to reach positive results for families facing complex abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights and juvenile issues.

He was designated the lead Children in Court Judge in Family Court presiding over child abuse and neglect matters. Judge Jones presided over countless  divorce, child custody matters, non-dissolution and juvenile cases. He has mediated and settled significant matrimonial related matters. While a member of the Superior Court Judiciary, Judge Jones also sat in the Civil Court division presiding over landlord tenant, small claims, special civil courts, and law division motions.

Prior to ascending to the bench, Mr. Jones was First Assistant Corporation Counsel/Acting Corporation Counsel, in Newark’s Law Department under the Honorable Cory A. Booker,  Mayor.  There, he managed, supervised and oversaw the Law Department  sections comprised of the civil   litigation, tax, real estate, municipal prosecutors, workers’ compensation, contracts and collections, and  labor sections.  He jointly  worked  with  Corporation  Counsel  and  reported  directly  to  the  Mayor,  Business Administrator, and Chief of Staff; served  as counsel to the Mayor and the  Municipal Council; managed and oversaw all matters handled by outside counsel; maintained the Law Department’s budget; managed and oversaw the Law Department’s administrative matters; attended Municipal Council meetings and provided legal advice as necessary; and assisted the   Business Administrator and Finance Director in managing the Insurance Fund Commission.

As a Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Jones prosecuted Medicaid Fraud matters which included supervising detailed complex criminal investigations to trial  by researching, writing, and interpreting federal and state Medicare and Medicaid statutes and regulations, conducting state and county grand jury  presentations,  indictments,  brief filings and motion arguments, sentencing, and coordination with state and  federal agencies.  He also served as an editor and article contributor for Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor’s Annual Report to New Jersey’s Governor and State Legislators. As an associate at Gibbons, he litigated cases pertaining to products liability,insurance defense, and mass tort.

Mr. Jones served his country for over ten years as an Intelligence Operations specialist in the United States Air Force serving nationally and  internationally. He wrote, coordinated and presented Intelligence briefings to top command officers and aircrews, developed Intelligence correspondence, reports, and records reported as high as White House Situation  Room, drafted, compiled and edited classified  documents, wrote personnel proficiency reports, managed and supervised a supply accounts,  and supervised mobility section. He also served as a Law Enforcement Specialist. Mr. Jones is  also a qualified Family Law Mediator for clients who may choose to resolve their family and matrimonial issues without the need for costly and protracted litigation.

Mr.  Jones  graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers Law School, Newark and from Rutgers University, New Brunswick with a B.A. in journalism and economics.

Mr. Jones is licensed in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Awards

Mr.  Jones  has  been  recognized  by  South  Jersey  Magazine  as  an Awesome  Attorney. He  has  also  been  named  by  the  American  Institute  of  Legal  Counsel as  one  of  the 10 Best Client Satisfaction for Family Law in New Jersey.

* American Institute of Family Law (10 Best Client Satisfaction; Top 10 Under 40) “To be named an attorney must be formally nominated by the board, client, and/or fellow Attorney; have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and having done so with an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating. To learn more about the selection process see www.aiofla.org. No aspect of this has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Areas of Practice:

  • Family and Matrimonial Law
  • Child Abuse and Neglect (actions by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency)
  • Divorce and Legal Separations
  • Juvenile Matters
  • Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships
  • Child Custody
  • Visitation and Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Mediation
  • Alimony and Palimony
  • Division of Assets - Equitable Distribution
  • Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Adoption and Kinship Legal Guardianships
  • Children’s Educational Needs
  • Emancipation
  • Modification of Custody
  • Modification of Child Support
  • Modification, Reduction or Termination of Alimony
  • Enforcement of Custody
  • Enforcement of Child Support
  • Enforcement of Alimony
  • Paternity
  • Grandparent’s Rights
  • Domestic Violence Matters
  • Post Divorce Matters
  • Relocation out of the State of New Jersey with a child

Certifications / Specialties:

Qualified Family Law Mediator

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey State Superior Court
U.S. District Court of New Jersey
New York State Court
Connecticut State Court
U.S. District Court of Connecticut
Pennsylvania State Court

Education:

Rutgers School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Awards / Recognition:

Awesome Attorney – South Jersey Magazine
10 Best Client Satisfaction for Family Law – American Institute of Legal Counsel

Professional Associations and Memberships:

New Jersey State Bar Association
Former member of the Executive Committee – Family Law Section
Garden State Bar Association
Ocean County Bar Association
Family Section- Seminar presenter

Marquis Jones, Jr. is located in our Mount Laurel, Burlington County office. To schedule a free initial consultation with Marquis, please  call (888) 888-0919 or click to schedule online.