Judson Wells, Sr., a Carr Allison shareholder and a retired Mobile County District Judge, was appointed in early 2015 by Chairman Judge Charles Graddick to serve as Secretary of the Mobile County Judicial Commission. Wells was elected in 2013 by the members of the Mobile Bar Association to serve a six year term, 2013-2019, on the Mobile County Judicial Commission. Wells is a resident of Mobile, where he has lived since 1987.
When a vacancy occurs on the Mobile County Circuit or District bench due to the retirement or death of a judge during his or her term of office, the Mobile County Judicial Commission accepts applications from attorneys in good standing who are Mobile County residents. The Commission then nominates the top three candidates and submits those names to the Governor, who then appoints the judge from the three candidates. The Commission has been very productive thus far in 2015, selecting the top three candidates for a Circuit Court vacancy and a District Court vacancy.
Wells stated: “It is a great honor to serve the people of Mobile County and the members of the Mobile Bar Association by serving on the Mobile County Judicial Commission. I greatly appreciate Chairman and Presiding Judge Graddick’s appointment of me as Secretary of the Commission. I will continue to work hard with my fellow Commission members to ensure that whenever a judicial vacancy arises, the Commission will submit the best qualified candidates to the Governor.”