Brady E. (Brad) Mendheim, Jr., was appointed to the Alabama Supreme Court on January 22, 2018, by Governor Kay Ivey to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Justice Glenn Murdock. Before his appointment, Justice Mendheim served as a circuit judge for the 20th Judicial Circuit (Henry and Houston Counties), a position he had held since 2009. From 2001 until 2009, Justice Mendheim served as a district judge in Houston County. From 2001 until his appointment as an Associate Justice, he was appointed specially by various Chief Justices to preside over more than 250 cases in more than 40 Alabama counties.
As a district and circuit judge, Justice Mendheim was a long-time faculty member of the Alabama Judicial College and an active member of the Circuit Judges Education Committee. Justice Mendheim has served on the Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, the Statewide Committee on Drug Courts, the Chief Justice's Judicial Reallocation Task Force, and the Weighted Caseload Committee.
Before becoming a judge in 2001, Justice Mendheim was an assistant district attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit for almost seven years. During that time he served on the board of directors of the Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center. Before becoming an assistant district attorney, he worked with a general-practice law firm in Dothan with a focus on defense in civil litigation.
Justice Mendheim attended Dothan city schools, graduating from Northview High School. He graduated from Auburn University with high honors and from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in 1993. In law school, he was a member of the law review American Journal of Trial Advocacy and also served as a legal-research and writing instructor to first-year law students.
Justice Mendheim's parents are the late Brady and Nancy Mendheim. Justice Mendheim and his wife, Michelle, who is from Piedmont, Alabama, have been married for more than 23 years, and they have 3 sons. Justice Mendheim and his family are longtime members of First Baptist Church of Dothan, where he serves as a Sunday school teacher, deacon, and church trustee.