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Welborn announces candidacy for Shelby County District Court judge

Welborn is a local attorney and life-long resident of Shelby County.

Erin Bell Welborn

Erin Bell Welborn on Tuesday announced that she is running as a candidate for Shelby County District Court Judge Place 1.

The incumbent Judge James “Jim” Kramer has served the residents of Shelby County for 17 years in this position, is not seeking re-election for a fourth term. The Shelby County District Court Judgeship has historically handled matters related to the Juvenile Court.

Welborn, a local attorney and life-long resident of Shelby County, says that she is both excited and qualified to seek the judgeship.

“I am excited to run,” Wellborn said. “I have spent nearly my entire career working in the Juvenile Court as a practicing attorney representing parents, grandparents, children, and as a Guardian ad Litem representing the best interests of children. My experience has prepared me to provide an efficient, fair, and honest court process for the children and families of Shelby County,” Welborn said. “Faith, families, and fairness is my motto.”

Welborn is a partner at J. Welborn & Associates, where her primary area of practice is Juvenile and Family law-related matters in her family-owned law firm.

Welborn has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a law degree from the Birmingham School of Law as an Honor Graduate.

Wellborn is a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children, American Bar Association, Shelby County Bar Association, Alabama Republican Party, Shelby County Republican Executive Committee, Shelby County iCan Committee, Eagle Forum, and National Rifle Association.

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Wellborn has also served as a volunteer attorney with SafeHouse of Shelby County and actively volunteers with the Shelby County Foster Parent Association.

Welborn and her husband, Jarred (Jay) have three children and attend First Christian Church.

The Republican primary will be on May 24, 2022.

Written By

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

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