Jefferson County District Court, Place 4
Clotele Hardy “C.H.” Brantley
Political experience: Appointed January 2007-present, senior trial referee, Jefferson County Family Court, Birmingham Division. Unsuccessful race for Jefferson County Family Court, Place 3, 2012
Professional experience: Senior trial referee, Jefferson County Family Court, 2007-present; project coordinator, UAB TASC Another Chance Program, coordinating re-entry services for women upon their release from prison, 2005-2007; general private practice, including appointment as assistant attorney general to prosecute child abuse and neglect cases on behalf of the state, 2002-2005; staff attorney, Legal Aid Society of Birmingham, 2001-2002; private law practice including criminal, family, bankruptcy and probate law, 1999-2001; UAB TASC Program, case manager, 1990-1992; 1994-1995.
Civic experience: Recipient, NAACP’s Wonderful Outstanding Women Award, 2015; recipient, Birmingham Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta’s Women of Incredible Influence, 2015; recipient, Black Achievers Award, Attorney of the Year, presented by Oliver Robinson Foundation and Regions Financial Corp., 2014; member, NAACP; board member, Jimmie Hale Mission, 2004; board president, Impact Family Counseling; board member, Shepherd’s Fold Ministries, Alabama Prison Fellowship; member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Education: Miles Law School, juris doctorate, 1999; bachelor’s of science, UAB, 1987.
Top contributors: The Hon. Darryl N. Bender, $2,000; Kinder Law Firm, $900; Hazzard Law Firm, $550; Hardy Enterprises, LLC, $500; The Earle Law Firm, $500.
Qualifications: Brantley has been serving on the bench in Jefferson County Family Court as senior trial referee, where she hears and decides cases involving children and their families. She has served in several capacities within the community to help others.