Jefferson County Circuit Court Place 23
Date of birth: Jan. 28, 1952; age 64
Political experience: Ran for District Court judge, 2000, and Circuit Court judge, 2010.
Professional experience: Judge, Birmingham Municipal Court, 2002-present; special Circuit Court judge, Jefferson County Family Court, 1999-2002; senior trial referee, Jefferson County Family Court, 1983-2002; private practice, Brown, Chappell and Burrell, 1981-1983; managing attorney/staff attorney, Birmingham Area Legal Services, 1977-1980; officer in the Magic City Bar Association and Alabama Lawyers Judicial Council.
Education: University of Alabama School of Law, juris doctorate, 1976; University of Alabama, bachelor’s, 1973.
Civic experience: Board member, The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham, 2008-2014; board member, Momentum Alumni Program, 2011-present; advisory board member, Paul Jones Art Collection; Jefferson County Family Violence Coordinated Response Steering Committee, 2007-present; city of Birmingham Revitalization and Policing Steering Committee, 2010-present; state Statutory Committee for Domestic Violence, 2009-2013; founder and board president, New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church Community Support Corp., 2007-present; board of directors, Bethel Learning Center, 2009-present.
Top contributors: Self, loan, $7,417; Iron Workers Local 92, $500; Darryl Bender, $300.
Qualifications: Chappell said her 32 years of judicial experience qualify her to serve on the Circuit Court. She said she established the Domestic Violence Court in Birmingham and has worked with government and community groups to solve social issues and improve the community.