About the District Attorney
Brian Christopher Templeman Jones was elected to serve as District Attorney of the 39th Judicial Circuit of Alabama in November 2010 and took office on January 18, 2011. Prior to taking office, Brian served as an Assistant District Attorney and was in private practice representing individuals, families and businesses in their pursuit of justice and equality within our legal system.
Since taking office, Jones has worked to achieve a wide range of ambitious goals, transforming the D.A.'s Office and the criminal justice system in the process. Some highlights include the top-to-bottom reorganization of an antiquated office, the modernization of the office with new equipment and software, the passage of the Pre-Trial Diversion Act for Limestone County, the creation of the Pre-Trial Diversion Program, the creation of the Pre-Trial Diversion Center, the reorganization of the D.A.'s Office's approach to Drug Court, and the creation of the District Attorney's Community Needs Drive at Christmas. A personal highlight is the creation of the Community Service Program. This program requires criminal defendants to give back to their community for committing a crime in Limestone County. Since 2011, this program has provided 41,694.5 hours of community labor to Limestone County free of charge.
Jones is a 1990 graduate from Birmingham-Southern College with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, and a 1993 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law. He is admitted to the Alabama and Tennessee State Bars.
Jones is a member of the Alabama District Attorney's Association and the National District Attorney's Association. He is a proud member of the local Fraternal Order of Police.
A former Eagle Scout, Jones learned early in life to always give back and help others. He has served as an Athens Recreation Center basketball coach, AYSO soccer coach, member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Athens, member of the Board of Directors of the Athens-Limestone Children's Advocacy Center, member of the Limestone County Cattleman's Association, member of the Alabama Cattleman's Association, member of the Athens-Limestone Chamber of Commerce, member of the Madison Chamber of Commerce, member of the Spirit of Athens, member of the Limestone County Republican Party, sponsor of Jessica's Tea Party for Meningitis Awareness, sponsor of Limestone Churches Involved, winner and contestant in the Hospice Chili Challenge, member of the Arbor Day Foundation, sponsor of Hospice Camp Hope, coordinator of the Limestone County Friends of Scouting, Law Explorer post advisor of the Boy Scouts of America, and a member of the National Eagle Scout Association, and the National Rifle Association.
Brian is married to Kandye Hillis Jones, formerly of the Leggtown community and they have two children. Brian and his family attend First United Methodist Church in Athens.