Shelby County Circuit Judge, Place 2
Residence: Shelby County
Political experience: None.
Professional experience: Registered mediator with the State of Alabama, 2011 -present; attorney, Newman, Miller and O’Neal, 2001-2003; attorney, The Anderson Law Firm, 2003-2005; sole practicioner, 2005- present. Litigation experience in a broad range of legal matters, including, criminal, civil divorce and family law.
Civic Experience: Board of directors, Hilltop Montessori School, 2011-present; board of directors, the Kevin Turner Foundation, 2016-present; Parent-Teacher Organization Board, Forest Oaks Elementary School, 2017-2018; Advisor, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, University of Montevallo.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., 1998; J.D. Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, 2001; certified as a mediator for the state of Alabama in 2011.
Main Issues: Saia believes that every citizen who interacts with the judicial system in Shelby County deserves respect. She also points to her nearly two decades as a trial attorney in the county.
“I am committed to serving my community and the best interests of Shelby County,” she said. “I have been a trial attorney for 16 years representing the local citizens of Shelby County. This has given me the opportunity to get to know my fellow citizens. My law practice is diverse, with experience in all aspects of the law.”
Her diverse legal background, Saia said, will be beneficial on the bench.
“Circuit judges in Shelby County are assigned all types of cases,” she said. “My invaluable and diverse courtroom experience will be an asset as judge for Shelby County.”
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