2018 Election

Pamela Wilson Cousins

Pamela Wilson Cousins

Jefferson County District Court Judge Place 3

Pamela Wilson Cousins

Party: Democrat

Age: 58

Residence: Gardendale

Political experience: Ran for District Judge of Birmingham, 2016; ran for Circuit Judge of Bessemer, 2010.

Professional experience: Managing Attorney, Pamela Wilson Cousins, P.C. 1993-present; registered mediator, Alabama State Court; Attorney, Reid & Thomas 1992-1993; legal assistant, L. Dan Turberville, P.C., Maynard, Cooper, Frierson & Gale, P.C., Wiggins & Quinn/Gordon, Silberman, Wiggins & Childs, P.C. Member, Alabama State Bar and its Family Law section; member Birmingham Bar Association and its Diversity, Medical Liaison and Grievance and Public Relations committees. Member, Magic City Bar Association.

Civic experience:  The Children’s Learning Club; Parents Are Forever free mediation program; Birmingham Metro Chamber of Commerce; Free Foreclosure Mediation Program; Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program; volunteer, Habitat For Humanity; member of Living Stones Temple; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Silver Star); Quilt Ministry.

Education: Juris doctor, Birmingham School of Law, 1990; Master of Science in personnel administration, Alabama A&M, 1984; Bachelor of Science in psychology, Tennessee State University 1981.

Main issues: 1. Organizing and hearing cases in a timely manner to avoid further backlog. 2. Safety of children and families. 3. Fairness in the Courtroom. 4. Working with legislators to introduce a bill that provides financial assistance for family members that care for children who would otherwise be in foster care. 5. Offering family resources where applicable; 6. Serving justice.

Total contributions: $62,084.

Campaign: www.cousinsforjudge.com