Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 25
Date of birth: Feb. 15, 1973; age 43
Political experience: None
Professional experience: Solo practitioner at Aaron L. Dettling L.L.C., 2014-present; associate (2002-2005) and partner (2006-2014), Balch & Bingham, L.L.P.; associate, Hand Arendall, L.L.C., 1999-2002; law clerk for U.S. District Judge W. B. Hand of the Southern District of Alabama, 1997-1999 .
Civic experience: Member, The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies; member, Auburn University Montgomery Center for Business advisory board, the Center for Corporate Equality Technical Advisory Committee, the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce and Faith Presbyterian Church.
Education: Washington & Lee University School of Law, juris doctorate, 1997; Vanderbilt University, bachelor’s, 1994; graduate, Escambia Academy, 1990.
Top contributors: Self, loan, $4,500; self, donation, $3,400; Infomedia, Inc., $2,500; Charles R. Dettling, $1,000; Harry Risher, $500; American Printing Co., $425. *This information has been corrected from the original version.
Qualifications: Dettling said that, during his 18 years of civil practice, much of his litigation experience has involved labor, employment and civil rights issues, but he also has significant experience in many other areas of the law, including state and local government law, contract disputes, workers’ compensation cases and constitutional law. As a husband and father of five children, he said, he has a lot of experience calmly resolving conflicts between warring parties.