Shelby County Circuit Judge, Place 2
Patrick W. Franklin
Residence: Shelby County
Political Experience: None
Professional Experience: Twelve years in private practice and currently a partner with the firm of Miller, Christie & Kinney, P.C.; member, Alabama Defense Lawyers’ Association; member, the Defense Research Institute; Birmingham Bar Association; has been published in the Alabama Defense Lawyers’ Association “Journal” and in the Defense Research Institute’s Young Lawyers Publication, “The Whisper.” Previously worked as a financial adviser for American Express in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Civic Experience: Member, Sunday School teacher and deacon, Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church; involved in a Christian Indian outreach through the church.
Main Issues: Franklin declined to respond to a questionnaire submitted by Birmingham Watch. On his campaign Facebook page, Franklin describes himself as “a steadfast conservative Republican, sharing the views of the men and women of Shelby County.” On his site, he also is described as “a social, fiscal and cultural conservative” and a “constitutional conservative.”
Top contributors: William Polhemus, $20,000; Cecil Franklin, $4,000; Patricia Polhemus, $3,000; Patrick W. Franklin, 2,517.89; Miller, Christie & Kinney, P.C., $1,500; Charles Anderson, $1,000; Brent Fielder, $1,000.
Education: Juris doctorate, summa cum laude, Texas A&M School of Law, 2006, article editor of the school’s law review; bachelor’s degree in psychology and English, cum laude, University of Alabama.
Campaign: Facebook/Patrick Franklin