Judge Joseph Boohaker, a graduate of the University of Alabama (B.S. – 1976; J.D. – 1979), became a circuit judge for Jefferson County in January of 2001. Judge Boohaker served as a judicial law clerk to the Judges of the 11th Judicial Circuit in Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama (1979 – 1980) and worked in private practice (1980 – 2000) before serving as a judge. Judge Boohaker is active in the American Bar Association, the Birmingham Bar Association, and the Circuit Judges’ Association.