Circuit Court Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit, Place No. 4
Name: Patrick E. Kennedy
Date of birth: June 15, 1971; age 44
Political experience: None
Professional experience: Private practice, 2001-present; contractor with the Administrative Office of Courts handling juvenile court matters, 2004-present; guardian ad litem, circuit court, 2009-present; has worked on occasion in Shelby County municipal courts, including as prosecutor; Army National Guard, airborne infantryman.
Civic experience: Assistant scoutmaster, Boy Scouts; member, the Branch at Mission Hills Church in Alabaster.
Top contributors: Thomas A. Decker, $20,000; Vic Smith, CPA P.C., $2,000; Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff and Brandt PAC, $2,000.
Education: Jones School of Law, juris doctorate, 2000; master’s, Auburn University Montgomery, 1997; Troy State University, bachelor’s, 1993.
Qualifications: Kennedy said he has extensive experience in all sides of the law. In 2014, he was one of three finalists selected by the Shelby County Judicial Commission to replace Judge Hub Harrington.