Court of the Judiciary Members

Chief Judge

  J. Michael Joiner

Court of Criminal Appeals

300 Dexter Avenue

Montgomery, AL 36104


  James W. Woodroof, Jr.

Circuit Judge

P.O. Box 486

Athens, AL 35612

  Laura Petro

Circuit Judge

801 N. Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd

Birmingham, AL 35203

  Jeffrey T. Brock

District Judge

P.O. Box 227

Evergreen, AL 36401

  John V. Denson, II

Attorney at Law

Samford & Denson, LLP

P.O. Box 2345

Opelika, AL 36803-2345

  S. Dagnal Rowe, Sr.

Attorney at Law

P.O. Box 2168

Huntsville, AL 35804-2168

  L. Gwaltney McCollum, Jr.

P.O. Box 131351

Birmingham, AL 35213

  Lucinda Samford Cannon

P.O. Box 3080

Opelika, AL 36803

  Daryl O. Perkins

Master Solutions, LLC

1600 5th Street, NW

Birmingham, AL 35215

Court of the Judiciary Overview

The Court of the Judiciary is created consisting of one judge of an appellate court, other than the Supreme Court, who shall be selected by the Supreme Court and shall serve as Chief Judge of the Court of the Judiciary; two judges of the circuit court, who shall be selected by the Circuit Judges' Association; and one district judge who shall be selected by the District Judges' Association.

Other members of the Court of the Judiciary shall consist of two members of the state bar, who shall be selected by the governing body of the Alabama State Bar; two persons who are not lawyers who shall be appointed by the Governor; and one person appointed by the Lieutenant Governor. Members appointed by the Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be subject to Senate confirmation before serving. Provided, however, that on January 1, 2005, the appointment authority granted to the Lieutenant Governor shall revert to the Governor and the Governor shall therefore be entitled to appoint three persons who are not lawyers, subject to Senate confirmation.

The court shall be convened to hear complaints filed by the Judicial Inquiry Commission. The court shall have authority, after notice and public hearing (1) to remove from office, suspend without pay, or censure a judge, or apply such other sanction as may be prescribed by law, for violation of a Canon of Judicial Ethics, misconduct in office, failure to perform his duties, or (2) to suspend with or without pay, or to retire a judge who is physically or mentally unable to perform his duties. Taken from the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, Amendment 581, §6.18.

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