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Brenda S. Stedham

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Brenda S. Stedham
Current Court Information:
Alabama Circuit 7
Title:   Former judge
Position:   Family Court Division
Active:   2009-2015
Succeeded by:   Peggy P. Miller Lacher
Past position:   Attorney in private practice
Past term:   2001-2009
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Birmingham-Southern College
Law School:   University of Alabama Law School
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Alabama Circuit 7
Position:  Place 4
State:  Alabama
Election information 2014:
Party:   Republican
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  6/3/2014
Primary vote:  44.6%DefeatedD

Brenda S. Stedham was a presiding circuit judge of the family court division of Alabama's 7th Circuit Court. She was elected to the court in 2008 and took office in January of 2009.[1][2][3]

Stedham was defeated while running for re-election in 2014 and left the bench at the end of her term on January 18, 2015.[4]



See also: Alabama judicial elections, 2014
Stedham ran for re-election to the 7th Circuit Court.
Primary: She was defeated in the primary on June 3, 2014, receiving 44.6% of the vote. She competed against Peggy P. Miller Lacher.[4][5]


Stedham was elected to the 7th Circuit Court in 2008.[3]


Stedham received her B.A. cum laude in political science from Birmingham-Southern College and her J.D. from the University of Alabama Law School.[6] In 2009, Stedham completed the two-week general jurisdiction course at the National Judicial College as well as a one-week training on family courts. In 2012, Stedham completed a week of judicial training on drug courts. She has attended state judicial training two times each year since she took the bench in 2009.[6]


  • 2009-2015: Presiding judge, Circuit 7, Family Court Division
  • 2001-2009: Attorney in private practice
  • 1981-2001: Vice president and partner, Dillon, Field, Monk & Stedham[2][3]

Awards and associations

  • Past president, Calhoun-Cleburne Bar Assoc.
  • Past president, Pelham Merrill Inn of Court
  • Member, State Circuit Judges' Education Committee
  • Founding president, Cheaha Republican Women
  • Member, Calhoun County Republican Executive Committee
  • Founding member, Anniston Morning Rotary Club
  • Member and past board of directors member, Anniston Rotary Club
  • Member, Alabama Women's Commission (appointed by Governor Robert Bentley)
  • Member, Women’s Executive Network
  • Member, Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama
  • Graduate of Leadership Calhoun County (LCC)
  • Former member (two times), LCC Board of Directors
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Knox Concert Series Board (since the early 1990s)
  • Past officer of the local chapter of the Birmingham-Southern Alumni Association
  • Past chairman of the administrative council, past member of the board of trustees, past member of the Staff-Parish Committee (twice) and past member of the Finance Committee at the First United Methodist Church of Anniston, AL
  • Previously served as attorney for the Cheaha District (formerly the Anniston District) of the Northeast Alabama United Methodist Church (over twenty years)
  • Past trustee of the Cheaha District (over ten years)
  • Member, East Alabama Community Council, Leading Edge Institute[6]

See also

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