Judge Elisabeth French

Jefferson County, Alabama

Jefferson County, Unified Judicial System, State of Alabama

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The Honorable Elisabeth French

Elisabeth French attended the University of Montevallo on an athletic scholarship and received her B.A. Degree with a double major in Political Science and Spanish in 1993.  She earned her law degree from Samford University s Cumberland School of Law in 1997.

French entered the private practice of law and represented clients in the areas of education law and general civil litigation.  In 1999, she began litigating complex civil cases.  French managed cases ranging from medical malpractice actions to mass tort litigation including diet drug litigation, hormone therapy cases, Vioxx, Celebrex, and Bextra.  French continued to handle civil matters in her private practice at the French Firm.  As an attorney, she tried multiple civil jury trials.  In November of 2010, French was elected as a judge for Jefferson County’s Circuit Court.  She presides over civil cases.

French is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Magic City Bar Association and the Alabama Lawyers Association (ALA).  She is a former president of the ALA.

Contact Information

Office Staff:

Pat Case - Judicial Assistant
Ashley Porter - Court Attendant


Jefferson County Courthouse, Room 610
716 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. N.
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
phone: (205) 325-5020