Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge William Cole

Politics & Government
7:44 am
Sat August 31, 2013

Bentley Appoints Jefferson County Judge

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge J. William "Bill" Cole will be returning to the bench.
Judge Bill Cole's Facebook profile

A former Jefferson County judge who lost re-election last year will be returning to the bench to fill the seat opened by retiring Circuit Judge Alfred Bahakel.

Gov. Robert Bentley on Friday appointed former Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge J. William "Bill" Cole to fill the vacant seat.

Bentley's spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis tells al.com that Cole "brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position and he is well qualified to serve on the court."