Laura McCauley Alvis (R)

Circuit Court Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit, Place No. 4

Name: Lara McCauley Alvis

Date of birth: Dec. 31, 1974; age 41

Residence: Pelham

Political experience: None

Professional experience: Private practice, Alvis & Alvis, 2007-present; adjunct professor, University of Alabama School of Law, 2006-present; associate attorney, Allison, May, Alvis, Fuhrmeister and Kimbrough, 2006-2007; judicial law clerk, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, 2000-2001; law clerk, Alabama Attorney General’s Office, 1998 and 2000; assistant district attorney, Shelby County, 1998-2000 and 2001-2006; law clerk, summer of 1998 and during the 1999-2000 school year. Civic experience: Board of directors, Easter Seals, 2015-present; founder, Girl Scout Troop 983, 2014-present; advisory board member, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Shelby County, 2014-2016; Church Council member, Lakeview Pelham’s First United Methodist Church, 2013-present. Education: University of Alabama School of Law, juris doctorate, 2000; University of Alabama, bachelor’s, graduated magna cum laude, 1997.

Patrick Kennedy (R)

Circuit Court Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit, Place No. 4

Name:  Patrick E. Kennedy

Date of birth: June 15, 1971; age 44

Residence: Alabaster

Political experience: None

Professional experience: Private practice, 2001-present; contractor with the Administrative Office of Courts handling juvenile court matters, 2004-present; guardian ad litem, circuit court, 2009-present; has worked on occasion in Shelby County municipal courts, including as prosecutor; Army National Guard, airborne infantryman. Civic experience: Assistant scoutmaster, Boy Scouts; member, the Branch at Mission Hills Church in Alabaster. Top contributors: Thomas A. Decker, $20,000; Vic Smith, CPA P.C., $2,000; Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff and Brandt PAC, $2,000. Education: Jones School of Law, juris doctorate, 2000; master’s, Auburn University Montgomery, 1997; Troy State University, bachelor’s, 1993.

J. Timothy “Tim” Smith (R)

Circuit Court Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit, Place No. 4

Name: J. Timothy “Tim” Smith

Date of birth:  Nov. 20, 1955; age 60

Residence: Hoover

Political experience: None

Professional experience:  Private practice, more than 30 years; SafeHouse of Shelby County attorney, more than 25 years; member, Third Citizens’ Conference on the Alabama State Courts, 1995; member and group chair, Birmingham Bar’s Grievance Committee; former member and past president, Alabama State Bar Family Law Section; former member, executive committee of the Birmingham Bar’s Young Lawyer’s Section; former chairman, Solo/Small Section Firm of the Birmingham Bar, 2013; past chairman, Young Lawyers Speakers Bureau of the Birmingham Bar. Civic experience: Member, Birmingham Bar’s Volunteer Lawyers Program; former member, Alabama Center for Law and Civic Education board of directors; former member, Covenant House board of directors; member, Hoover Chamber of Commerce; former member, Epilepsy Foundation board of directors; former member, Magic City Harvest board of directors; former member, Greater Birmingham March of Dimes board of directors; former member, Alabaster Industrial Development Board; past president, Alabaster Chamber of Commerce. Education: Auburn University, bachelor’s 1974; Birmingham School of Law, juris doctorate,1974; graduate, National Institute of Trial Advocacy; graduate, Southern Trust School at Birmingham Southern College.