Aurora Martinez Jones is an Associate Judge in Travis County. She presides over child welfare dockets, including Family Drug Treatment Court and Permanent Managing Conservatorship dockets, reviewing Travis County cases with foster children in the permanent care of Child Protective Services (CPS). Aurora has dedicated her career to ensure the most fragile members of our community have fair access to justice.
Prior to being appointed as Associate Judge, Aurora had her own practice, The Martinez Jones Law Firm, PLLC. She practiced child welfare law, personal injury, probate, real estate, family law and civil litigation.
Aurora is a first generation American and first generation law school graduate. While in college, at the University of Texas at Austin, Aurora established an organization to connect and support other minority women in law school - Minority Women Pursuing Law. Her optimism and work ethic then earned her spot at the University of Texas School of Law. Since then, Aurora has continued to give back to her community. She is currently a Board Member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and Chair of the statewide Children's Justice Act Task Force. Aurora has also been involved with the Austin Black Lawyers Association and Foundation, Travis County Women Lawyer's Foundation, Travis County Collaborative for Children, the Girls Empowerment Network, and Friends of the Children - Austin, among many others.
Aurora is the child of immigrant parents, one from Jamaica and the other from Mexico. Despite the challenges they faced, they maintained an optimism shared among many immigrants, that anything is possible. This optimism has helped shape Aurora's work ethic and career. Aurora is married to Mitchell Jones. They have two beautiful girls, Angelina and Anamaria, along with two pups, Sookie and W'Kabi.