Judge Javan J Patton began her legal career as a prosecutor with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor in Montgomery County, she was assigned to a specialized team responsible for the prosecution of violent crimes against females involving both felony and misdemeanor charges. In 2009 she returned to Birmingham where she worked with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office prosecuting misdemeanor and felony cases in several courtrooms. In 2011, Judge Patton transitioned to the City of Birmingham where she served as an Assistant City Attorney practicing in civil litigation working as a trial attorney litigating issues that included; Civil Rights Violations, Municipal Liability, Wrongful Arrests, Unlawful Detainment, Excessive Force, Assault and Battery, Employment Discrimination, Personnel Appeals, Wrongful Termination and Car accident cases in both state and federal courts. In the fall of 2016, Patton was elected to serve as a Civil Circuit Court Judge for the 10th Circuit of Alabama.


Volunteer Activities

Member of the Alabama State Bar Association
Member of the Judicial Council of the Magic City Bar
Member of the Alabama Circuit Judges Association
Board Member of the Women Section of the Birmingham Bar
Member of the ALI Probate Law Legislative Committee
Member of the Entertainment Committee of the Birmingham Bar
Member of the Alabama Circuit Judges Association Scholarship Committee
Member of the Foundation Board for the Alabama School of Fine Arts
2020 recipient of the Drayton James Award from the Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar




Paid for by The Committee to Elect Javan Patton for Circuit Court Judge: P. O. Box 1254, Birmingham, AL 35201