Ivey appoints J C Love III Montgomery County Probate Judge

Ivey appoints J C Love III Montgomery County Probate Judge

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News

Gov. Kay Ivey today appointed J C Love III the new Montgomery County Probate Judge after her previous appointee was disqualified because of age restrictions.

“J C Love III has an impressive career, both in his work as an attorney and his involvement in the Montgomery community,” 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.”

Thursday, the governor’s office announced that Gen. Ed Crowell would not be the next probate judge, despite her Wednesday announcement of his appointment, because Alabama law prohibits the election or appointment of judges older than 70, except some supernumerary judges.

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, according to Ivey’s office.

Love also ran this year for Montgomery mayor but did not advance beyond the primary. Love currently serves as president of the Britton YMCA Board and is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Foundation Board.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College in 2001. He received his law degree from Boston College Law School in 2004.

He is married to Dr. Porcia Bradford Love and they have three children, Caroline Elizabeth, Catherine Grace and James Christopher.

Love’s appointment is effective immediately, and he has been sworn into office.