• University of Alabama, B.S. 1974
• Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D., 1982
• Birmingham-Southern College, Master of Arts in Public and Private Management, 1997
• Admitted to Alabama State Bar Association, 1982
• Private Practice of Law (1982-2000)
• Over 17 years of Probate Judge experience (elected Judge 2000), (Presiding Judge 2006, 2012)
• Conducted over 40,000 Probate Hearings
• Chief Election Official – 43 Jefferson County Elections
• Metro Birmingham NAACP Lifetime Achievement in Law Award, 2017
• Implemented a new Land Records and Web System (2015); new Judicial Case Management system (2016)
• E-filing to be implemented in 2018
• National Alliance on Mental Illness State of Alabama Judicial Award, 2006
• Founder, Probate Section of the Birmingham Bar Association, 2011
• Alabama Probate Judges’ Association, President (2013), Vice President (2012), Secretary (2011 ), Treasurer (2010)
• Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney
• Certified Election Registration Administrator (CERA), National Election Center
• Alabama Law Institute, Probate Judges’ Course, (2005, 2010, 2016)
• Positive Maturity Top 50 over 50, 2017
• Speaker-CLE programs-Birmingham Bar Association, Cumberland School of Law, Univ. of Alabama School of Law
• Married to Karen H. King, an elementary school librarian, for 31 years
• Two children, Kendall, an accountant, and Taylor, who is on active military duty