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Marquis Delafayette Jones Jr

Family Attorney at Mount Laurel, NJ

4.8   19 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 28 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 21 years
    New Jersey - NJ 28 years
    Connecticut - CT 28 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1995
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2003
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1995
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1995
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Marquis

Learn Marquis’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

  2. Family
    All aspects of family including divorce, settlements, custody, child support.

  3. Child abuse

  4. Domestic violence

  5. Mediation

Former Superior Court Judge State of New Jersey, Ocean County, Toms River, N.J., January 2008-­January 2015.



Lead Children in Court Judge in Family Court presiding over child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, dissolution of marriage, juvenile, and non­dissolution matters.



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Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC
309 Fellowship Road, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, NJ, 08054

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Posted by Christine | January 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very thorough and compassionate
Mr. Jones took time with my case. He did research and consulted other lawyers in order to serve me to the best of his ability. He dug deep into the law to uncover every option available to me and fought for me with integrity. He is a kind and knowledgeable lawyer - professional and down to earth!
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful. Punctual with responses. Always told me the truth with how he felt things would go whether or not it was favorable or not however most of it was.
Posted by Sidnia | July 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Mr. Jones was my attorney and I am extremely pleased with his service. He definitely took the time to listen to my concerns and was able to reassure me that he would do his best to take care of my legal issues. I would definitely be using his firm for any future legal matters.
Posted by Sharon | April 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I've hired Mr. Marquis Delafayette Jones to help me with a Restrained order and he was very helpful and professional. I felt very confident with him. I definitely recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Child Custody, Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), Autism, Child Support, Fatherhood, Federal Indian Law, Jurisdiction
Marquis D. Jones saved my sick disabled special needs child’s life more than twice in 2017 and again in 2018, when he stopped the wrongful forced court order to remove my disabled child from his medical treatments, team of medical specialist, and rehabilitations from North Carolina where he resided for two years. The removal would have killed my sick son. Custody remained with me. Marquis went above and beyond in being a lawyer, but he is a "life saver." Jones, was the lifeline of my sick disabled child from the time I retained him in 2017. Marquis understood my child's medical needs came first and he fought for me as an single parent and as father to keep sole and physical custody. He fought every step for my special needs child who suffers with an array of medical diagnoses. I trusted this lawyer with my child's life and my own, as I was deceived by other lawyers in the past with my case and who never appeared in court but took thousands of dollars of my money. This court battle went on for 3 years before I met Marquis D. Jones, Esquire and he closed the case and transfer the jurisdiction so my disabled son can remain in the state to continue his medical treatments. As a lawyer, Marquis D. Jones, and his law firm was also very knowledgeable about Sovereignty of Indigenous People, Federal Indian Law Rights, Tribal Rights and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) enacted by the Congress, at which this tribal judicial practice is highly needed in New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York to protect Indian Children where alot of Tribes and American Indian communities / reservations exist today. By Mr. Jones having this knowledge in Federal Indian Law, he maintained the Tribal Rights, which most lawyers today may lack this very specific education in Federal Indian Law, Indian Child Welfare Act and Tribal Rights. He was very dependable, consistent, passionate, strong, and excellent, but most of all, he listened to me and that also made a difference. Any time I needed to call him and speak about a urgent matter, he was always there and he never put me off. Mr. Jones, always communicated with me. The law firm and Marquis knew how bad my situation appeared to be, but they believed in me first and not the lies. It's important to have that trust specially when lies have been put on parents or fathers in custody battles. Mr. Jones fights for the "best interest of the child." In my case, Marquis Jones did court investigations in my file and found missing documents and he found something was very wrong. He went back to the Courthouse and requested the missing documents, which was taken out on purpose to remove my child from his medical treatments, then he found the truth that was needed. Because of his prior years as Superior Court Judge, he knew what to do and how to handle it. Moreover, his experience brings other lawyers to respect him in the Court and his law firm. Marquis D. Jones will fight until the end for what is right. Marquis is a Super Lawyer and the best.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2018
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I highly recommend attorney, Marquis Jones, and the Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group to represent you
Within the last year I have retained the services of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group on two occasions. The emotional, physical and financial strain of having to fight for your rights on issues of divorce and custody are immense. My lawyer, Marquis Jones provided me with excellent service as a person first, then a client. He believed in me and he was thorough in his preparation to represent me before the court. His expertise and calm demeanor grounded me and settled my anxiety, fears and frustrations. He equipped me from all angles with what I may expect during my experience. He prepared for everything in expectation of having to deal with anything that came our way. I am prayerfully thankful and happy to say that both cases he fought for me were successful. Court battles are life changing. You have to be vulnerable enough to put part of your life in the hands of a trusted attorney who can fight for you in ways that you can’t on your own. I highly recommend Marquis Jones to be an attorney you can trust to fight for you.
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Posted by angel | January 29, 2018
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Aggressive and compassionate
Marquis Jones represented me in a custody battle that i had with my mother. Mr. Jones was, and is amazing. He knew my rights and made sure to remind the judge and opposing counsel of them every step of the way. Also Mr. Jones was very aggressive and confidant while in the courtroom which made me feel very comfortable. If i ever have any more family problems where i need representation this will be my guy. If you want a lawyer that will not be afraid to get up there, stand up and represent you than this is your lawyer. I believe Mr. Jones aggressiveness and knowledge put a hault on an un-needed trial, and made the opposing party think twice about getting on the stand and facing him. Also MR. Jones doesn't take any Sh*t. When dealing with the opposing lawyer Marquis was not afraid to hold back any punches. I know Mr. Jones is the biggest factor in me being awarded my Sole physical and legal custody, and he fought for me as if he was fighting for family. I love this guy he's the sh*t. He got me my baby back.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Jones worked on my child custody case where my rights as my son's father were unlawfully and unfairly stripped from me. Mr. Jones was prompt, professional, and knowledgable. I am so grateful for the work he did, and would use his services again without question.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I hired Mr Jones for a child custody case. From our first consultation to the Judge's final decision, he has demonstrated true expertise. He worked on my case during weekend and evening hours. His extensive knowledge and wisdom was clear after he compiled my Certification with his expertise. I've worked with Mr Jones for several months now and would highly recommend him to anyone. Anyone looking for an excellent attorney in child custody, I recommend Mr Jones!!!!
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Posted by Leigh | May 7, 2015
Extremely professional and caring
I have know Mr. Jones for over 30 years and can without the slightest hesitation recommend him to anyone. Aside from our personal acquaintance he has handled some very delicate legal matters for my family. Overall he was thoughtful, diligent, and very thorough.
Posted by DJ | May 4, 2015
All The Bang for your Buck!
I have knowm Marquis Jones for over 30 years and you will not get a more honest, fair, and just attorney ever! His dedication to his duty is world renow, and having prior military commitments completes his experience with all personnel.
Posted by Gary | May 1, 2015
Restraining order case
I used a Marquis Jones in a restraining order my wife had against me. Even though I was innocent of the accusations. With no witness to prove otherwise these cases can be difficult. Marquis asked me the right questions prior to court. Some of which at the time I wasn't sure why. But in court when he cross examined my wife he withdrew the truth from her. Also my wife embellished more on her story then on the original complaint. Mr. Jones also called her on that. Great job restraining order removed. Now on to see what is next. If we are headed for divorce I know who my lawyer will be no doubt.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2015
Top Notch!!!
Couldn't have been more impressed in how knowledgeable Marquis was during Domestic Violence Restraining order case. He knows the law inside and out and saw right through the game the defendant was playing. It was impressive to watch.
Posted by Errol | April 23, 2015
laser focus
I've known Attorney Jones since he's 10 years old; we were school mates. We walked to school almost everyday for years. At ten years old, he already knew that he was going to be an attorney. Attorney Jones has many great traits, but the trait the stands out the most, to me, is his ability to focus, unrelenting, on the problem; and he gets things done.
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Posted by Kj | April 18, 2015
Attorney Jones is a dedicated professional, whose knowledge and understanding of so many areas of law, only enhances the passion and zeal in which he represents his clients. I recommend him highly!
Posted by Jo-Ann | April 14, 2015
For the children's voices to be heard !
Judge Jones would listen to both sides of a case as he did with mine, His mane concern was for the children .He wanted safe and caring homes for any/and avery child. I never seen a judge with such compassion for the truth. His whit helps break some of the heavy moods in the court. I highly recommend Judge Jones to handel your family matter !
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Posted by Mary | March 31, 2015
Great Lawyer
This individual 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!
Posted by Rosalie | March 29, 2015
He's a Keeper
Marquis Jones Jr. brings to his practice of law years of experience as an attorney as well as years of experience as a Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey - Family Division. This lends to both Mr. Jones' extensive knowledge and his ability to do an exemplary job of explaining to a client whatever process he or she may be facing. The level of representation that Mr. Jones will provide to his clients is incomparable. Added to that is an unusual display of gentlemen-ship and professionalism. Marquis Jones Jr. is a gentleman and a scholar which is a rare find these days; he's a keeper.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Beware of this attorney and the practice...he will not tell you that if you cannot afford to pay their bill 100% in full before your next court date- they will drop you and make you go alone. This attorney was weak in court, put me in a worse position and then when I couldn't pay his bill (which was 3 times the initial retainer) before the next court date- he told me they don't accept payment plans and he would drop me with only two weeks to go and I would have to go alone. Completely heartless and unethical. stay away from this attorney and practice.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Weinberger Law Group, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Superior Court Judge
  • State Of New Jersey Judiciary
  • 2008 - 2015
  • First Assistant Corporation Counsel/Acting Corporation Counsel
  • City of Newark
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • New Jersey Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Associate
  • McGivney, Kluger & Gannon
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Gibbons P.C.
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Day, Berry & Howard LLP
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Summer Associate
  • McCarter & English, LLP
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Summer Associate
  • Lowenstein, Sandler, P.C
  • 1992 - 1992
  • Staff Sgt.
  • United States Air Force
  • 1976 - 1987
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  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Rutgers University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of the Guardianship of A.B.
  • Affirmed by the Appellate Court
  • W.E. v. J.P.
  • Affirmed with distinction (quoted) by the Appellate Division
  • DYFS v. L.B.
  • Affirmed by the Appellate Court
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  • Garden State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ocean County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Council of Family Court Judges
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Awesome Attorney
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2015
  • J. Skelly Wright Award
  • Rutgers Law School Newark
  • 1994
  • MSP Scholarship Award
  • Rutgers Law School Newark
  • 1994
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  • Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor's Annual Report
  • Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor's Annual Report
  • 2005
  • Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor's Annual Report
  • Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor's Annual Report
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • First Baptist Church
  • Domestice Violence Awareness Presentation
  • 2014
  • Ocean County Bar Association
  • Litigating Child Neglect and Abuse Cases
  • 2013

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