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Ivey appoints J. C. Love, III as Montgomery probate judge

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Friday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) announced she has named attorney J. C. Love, III to serve as Montgomery County’s Probate Judge. The governor signed Love’s appointment letter earlier that day.

“J. C. Love, III has an impressive career, both in his work as an attorney and his involvement in the Montgomery community,” Governor Ivey said. “I’m confident that he will hit the ground running and be able to serve as Montgomery’s next Probate Judge with character, a hard work ethic, and a sense of service. I appreciate his willingness to serve in this role and know he will do a great job.”

Love most recently practiced law and has been an associate at Rushton Stakely, Johnston, & Garret, P.A. since 2013. He has practiced law for 14 years. He ran for Mayor of Montgomery earlier this year.

Love is currently serving as the President of the Britton YMCA Board and is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Foundation Board.

Love has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Morehouse College where he graduated cum laude in 2001. He received a law degree from Boston College Law School in 2004.

Love is married to Dr. Porcia Bradford Love, M.D. They have three children.

Love’s appointment is effective immediately, and he was sworn in to office on Friday.

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On Wednesday, Ivey had appointed retired General Edward F. Crowell; but Crowell was too old to serve; because under Alabama law judges must be less than 70 years old.

The position became vacant when Probate Judge Steven Reed (D) was elected the Mayor of Montgomery. Reed is the first Black Mayor in the history of Montgomery.

Written By

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.


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