BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Birmingham attorney long active in Republican politics has won a seat on the Alabama Supreme Court.
Jay Mitchell defeated Democrat Donna Wesson Smalley for the Place 4 position on the nine-member court.
Mitchell lives in Homewood and is a partner with a prominent Birmingham law firm. He says he has handled numerous cases at both the trial and appellate levels. He also served on the state GOP executive committee and helped found a Republican club in Birmingham.
Smalley is an attorney in Jasper who specializes in family law and personal injury representation. She touted her four decades of experience as a practicing lawyer in seeking the state’s highest appellate court.