Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 17, Duties

The duties: Circuit Court is the highest court in the county. The circuit courts are where jury trials take place. In most Alabama counties, the circuit courts hear both civil and criminal cases. In Jefferson County there is a civil division and a criminal division. This seat hears civil cases.

Monica Agee (D)

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Place 17

Monica Agee

Date of birth: January, 1962; age 54

Residence: Forestdale

Political experience: None

Professional experience: Private practice, Law Office of Monica Agee, 2000-present; U.S. Department of Commerce; Jefferson County Personnel Board; Berry Company; Big B Drugs; Birmingham Board of Education; U.S. Air Force; University of Alabama at Birmingham. Civic experience: Volunteer, American Red Cross; volunteer, Toys for Tots; volunteer, Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers and Public Service Committee; member, Minority Women’s Network. Education: Birmingham School of Law, juris doctorate, 1999; University of Alabama at Birmingham, bachelor’s in quantitative analysis, 1990. Top contributors: David Agee, $250; Amy Coleman, $100; Cornell Anderson, $100; Amy Anderson, $100; Bernice Davis, $100. Qualifications: Agee has practiced law for more than 15 years.

Elisabeth French (D)

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 17

Elisabeth French

Date of birth: December, 1972; age 44

Residence: Birmingham

Political Experience: Jefferson County Circuit Judge Place 17, 2010-2016. Professional Experience: Incumbent Circuit Court Judge, 2010-2016; member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the Alabama Supreme Court; The French Firm private practice, 1998-2010; former president, vice president, treasurer and secretary of the Alabama Lawyers Association, 2004-2008. Civic Experience: Member, University of Montevallo’s Foundation Board, 2008-2015; volunteer, Birmingham City Schools’ after-school program; former member, Children’s Dance Foundation board; provides Mock Trial Field Trips to students in Birmingham Schools; member of Living Stones Church. Education: Cumberland School of Law, juris doctorate, 1997; University of Montevallo, bachelor’s in political science and Spanish, 1993. Top Contributors: Environmental Litigation Group, PC, $10,000; Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC, $5500; Charlie Waldrep, $4,000; Newsome Law LLC, $6,000; Arthur Edge III P.C., $5,000; David H. Marsh, $5,000.