Shelby County Circuit Judge, Place 2
Name: Julie A. Palmer
Political experience: Elected Jefferson County Circuit Judge, Jefferson County, Place 20 in 2010 and served from January 2011 until January 2017; ran unsuccessfully for Circuit Judge, Jefferson County, Place 20; current candidate for Circuit Judge, Shelby County, Place 2.
Professional experience: Sole practitioner February 1994 – January 2011, with a concentration in family law/domestic relations law; board member, Family Law Section/Alabama State Bar, 1996-2010; board member, Women’s Section/Birmingham Bar Association, 2012- present.
Civic Experience: Board member, Pelham YMCA – 2008-2010.
Education: Bachelor’s (1977) and master’s (1979), University of South Alabama; juris doctorate, Birmingham School of Law, 1993.
Main Issues: Palmer pledged to follow the law and to manage the courtroom efficiently and in keeping with the Canon of Ethics.
“As a judge, your issues are the law,” she said. “Moving cases through the court system in an effective manner, being fair and respectful to all who enter the courtroom and learned in the law. Having a platform, per se, is not allowed by the judicial canons.”
Top contributors: Campaign to Elect Julie Palmer, $1,249.89; W.E. Babin, $1,000; Merrell Law Firm, LLC, $900; Riley Law Firm, $500; Nancy and Wade Palmer, $300.