MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Faulkner Law alumna, Judge Terri Bozeman Lovell made history as the first woman selected to serve as Executive Director of the Alabama State Bar since the organization’s founding in 1879.
Graduating from Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 1995 with her Juris Doctor, Lovell was admitted to the Alabama State Bar a few months later. She is the current Presiding Circuit Judge in the Second Judicial Circuit. She’s heard civil and criminal jury cases, non-jury trials, and domestic relations cases as the only circuit judge in a three-county circuit. Prior to that, she served as the District Judge of Lowndes County from 1998 to 2011.
The Alabama State Bar (ASB), the official licensing and regulatory organization of lawyers in Alabama, announced the selection of Lovell as its new executive director on April 23, 2021, and she will begin her tenure in June according to the ASB press announcement.
“Judge Terri Bozeman Lovell’s appointment as the executive director of such a long-standing and respected organization as the Alabama State Bar reflects both the quality and character of the graduates of Jones School of Law and the emphasis we place on being active members of the legal profession who serve others,” said Faulkner Law Dean Charles Campbell.
In addition to her service on the bench, Lovell is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Alabama Circuit Judges’ Association, the co-chair of the ASB’s Bench & Bar Task Force, a member of the Alabama Sentencing Commission, and the Circuit Judges’ Board of Directors. She has previously served as President of both the District Judges’ Association and the Juvenile Judges’ Association