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Ivey appoints Judge Reid to Fifteenth Judicial Circuit

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The Honorable Holbrook “Brooke” E. Reid of Montgomery has taken the oath of office as a Circuit Judge for Alabama’s Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. Governor Ivey appointed Judge Reid to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Montgomery County Circuit Judge Truman Hobbs. The Honorable Johnny Hardwick presided over Judge Reid’s Oath of Office Ceremony.

Judge Reid is originally from Bullock County. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Birmingham Southern College in 2003 and subsequently obtained her law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2006. A past prosecutor for the City of Montgomery, at the time of her appointment she was a partner in the Montgomery law firm of Ball, Ball, Matthews & Novak. Her father is the late Hon. Mike Emfinger who served Bullock County as district judge for almost eighteen years.

She is married to Phelps Reid of Montgomery, and they have two children. She is a member of the Church of the Ascension and volunteers as a tutor for New Beginnings Resource Center.


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