In October of 2011, Anthony Jones was sworn into the Kentucky Bar. For the last decade, Anthony has fought for the equal application of the law to all people.
Beginning in June 2012, Anthony accepted a position as a Public Defender in the Henderson Office of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy. Anthony practiced extensively in Henderson, Crittenden, Union, and Webster counties. Within those counties, Anthony zealously advocated for his clients in Juvenile, District, Circuit, and Family Court. Anthony negotiated plea agreements, represented clients in a multitude of pre-trial hearings, handled evidentiary matters including witness interviews, investigation and strategic planning up to and including through multiple adjudication hearings and jury trials.
After four-plus years with DPA, Anthony moved to Louisville to start his career as an Assistant County Attorney prosecuting in Mike O’Connell’s office. In this role, Anthony prepared and negotiated criminal cases on behalf of the Commonwealth. In less than 2 years, Mr. O’Connell promoted Anthony to Division Chief. As Division Chief, Anthony maintains a full caseload, is responsible for training and supervising other attorneys, handles high level cases, and coordinates special projects for the Office. Anthony has worked on multiple pilot projects in Jefferson District Court including helping to implement an adult Restorative Justice initiative. He works closely with justice partners including LMPD, the Louisville Metro Public Defenders Office and the District Court Judicial Bench.
Outside of the courtroom, Anthony is married to his high school sweetheart, Becki. Becki is a school teacher employed by JCPS. Together, they are raising their son Lincoln. Lincoln keeps Anthony busy coaching his various sports. The family also includes one lovable rescue pup, Jack Black.