2024 Election

Pamela Wilson Cousins

Jefferson County District Court Judge Place 3 – Family Court

Pamela Wilson Cousins

Pamela Wilson Cousins

Party: Democrat

Residence: Gardendale

Political experience: Has served as district judge after being appointed in 2018; ran for district judge, 2016; ran for circuit judge, 2010.

Professional experience: Became managing attorney, Pamela Wilson Cousins, P.C., in 1993; registered mediator, Alabama state court; seminar speaker on family law issues, National Business Institute; 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; Judicial Council, Magic City Bar Association; National Council for Juvenile & Family Court Judges; Judicial Engagement Network; American Bar Association; judicial council of the Alabama Lawyers 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); Quilting Angel.

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: Has significantly reduced the court’s backlog, protecting children and families from abuse, judicial impartiality, fairness, upholding the Constitution and not legislating from the bench.

Campaign: Reelect Pamela Wilson Cousins.