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Donald Banks

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J. Donald Banks
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Current Court Information:
Alabama Circuit 13
Title:   Judge
Position:   Place 5
Salary:  $
Active:   1998-2018
Personal History
Born:   October 5, 1949
Hometown:   Mississippi
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   University of Alabama
Law School:   University of Alabama School of Law
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Circuit 13
State:  Alabama
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  97.59%ApprovedA

J. Donald Banks is a judge of Circuit 13 in Mobile County, Alabama.[1] He was first appointed Circuit Judge in 1998 and his current term expires in 2018.[2]


Judge Banks received his B.S. degree in Industrial Management from the University of Alabama in 1971. He then earned his J.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1977.[2]

Law career

Judge Banks worked as a private practice lawyer in Mobile, Alabama from 1977 until 1998. He also served as a Municipal Judge in Citronelle (1980-1997) and Bayou La Batre (1989-1990). From 1983 to 1989, he was a City Prosecutor for Bayou La Batre. He has also worked as an adjunct Professor of Business Law at the University of Alabama since 1978.[2]

Military career

Judge Banks served in the Alabama Army National Guard from 1971 to 2001. He was a Command Judge Advocate from 1981 to 1997. He also served active duty in the U.S. Army from 1990 to 1991 and was awarded a Bronze Medal for his service.[2]

2012 election

Banks was re-elected after running unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

See also: Alabama judicial elections, 2012 - Circuit Courts


205 Government St.
Mobile, 36644-0000
(251) 574-8488[1]

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