Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 17
Date of birth: December, 1972; age 44
Political Experience: Jefferson County Circuit Judge Place 17, 2010-2016.
Professional Experience: Incumbent Circuit Court Judge, 2010-2016; member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the Alabama Supreme Court; The French Firm private practice, 1998-2010; former president, vice president, treasurer and secretary of the Alabama Lawyers Association, 2004-2008.
Civic Experience: Member, University of Montevallo’s Foundation Board, 2008-2015; volunteer, Birmingham City Schools’ after-school program; former member, Children’s Dance Foundation board; provides Mock Trial Field Trips to students in Birmingham Schools; member of Living Stones Church.
Education: Cumberland School of Law, juris doctorate, 1997; University of Montevallo, bachelor’s in political science and Spanish, 1993.
Top Contributors: Environmental Litigation Group, PC, $10,000; Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC, $5500; Charlie Waldrep, $4,000; Newsome Law LLC, $6,000; Arthur Edge III P.C., $5,000; David H. Marsh, $5,000. *This information has been corrected from the original version.
Qualifications: French has nearly 20 years of legal experience. She said her experience as a sitting judge qualifies her for continuing in the position of circuit judge.