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Presiding Judge James David Jordan

Bachelor of Arts degree, U of AL, 1981
JD Degree, U of AL, 1984
Admitted to AL Bar, 1984

Practiced law in Mobile, 1985 to 1989: Sintz, Campbell and Duke

Partner, Law Firm: Otts, Moore, Jordan and Coale: Brewton, AL, 1989 to Jan 2003

District Judge: Escambia County, Jan 2003 – June 31, 2014

Circuit Judge: July 1, 2014 - present

Judicial Offices/Awards:

  • President of AL District Judges’ Association, 2012
  • Chair of Escambia County Childrens’ Policy Council, 20013-2014
  • Judge of the Year, AL Forest Owners’ Assoc. 2010

Programs created to benefit children/youth/families:

  • Family Drug Court
  • Project Turnaround
  • CLOUD
  • Drugs Erase Dreams
  • Character In Action

Family: married to Becky; son Matthew (wife Melanie), daughter Jillian (husband Paul Evans), son Coale (wife Alecia)

Church:  FBC Brewton; Deacon, Sanctuary Choir (Treasurer)

Member:  Brewton Kiwanis Club, Atmore Lions Club

Past President:  Brewton Kiwanis Club, Brewton Community Theatre, Brewton United Fund, Brewton Habitat for Humanity, Brewton YMCA Board of Directors

Professional Associations:  Alabama Circuit Judges’ Association, Alabama State Bar Association, Escambia County Bar Association