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Aubrey Ford, Jr.

Judge Aubrey Ford, Jr., a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received his undergraduate degree in 1970 from Lincoln University, Lincoln, Pennsylvania. In 1974, after graduating from the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., he came to Alabama and joined the staff of Attorney General Bill Baxley. After a year of service with this office, Judge Ford practiced law with the law firm of Gray, Seay and Langford (now Gray, Langford, Sapp, McGowan, Gray and Nathanson) in Tuskegee, Alabama until September 2, 1977 when Governor George Wallace appointed him to serve as the District Judge for Macon County.

Judge Ford is a charter member and past chair of the Alabama Supreme Court’s Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution, and he is the only Alabama trial judge to ever serve on the Board of Directors of the National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg, Virginia. He is also a charter member and chair of the Alabama Board of Court Reporting, an agency responsible for the licensure of court reporters.

During Judge’s Ford’s judicial career of more than thirty-two (32) years he has served on a number of task forces and commissions charged with improving the judicial system, or enhancing services for children and families. He has also presented lectures and presentations at a number of state and national meetings on various legal issues. Judge Ford is a member of the deacon Board and a Sunday school teacher at the Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church in Tuskegee. Judge Ford and his wife Barbara are the proud parents of four children and the grandparents of one child.