District Court

District Court Jurisdiction

Alabama's District Courts, generally, have original jurisdiction over criminal misdemeanors, hold preliminary hearings in felony prosecutions, and can receive guilty pleas in felony cases not punishable by death. The two District Judges exercise concurrent jurisdiction with the Circuit Courts in juvenile matters and in civil actions where the amount in controversy does not exceed $10,000; furthermore, the District Judges have exclusive jurisdiction over all civil actions where the amount in controversy, exclusive of interest and costs, does not exceed $6,000, which are considered "small claims" cases.

Judge Willis H. Clay

Honorable Willis H. Clay
District Judge, Etowah County - Sixteenth Judicial Circuit

Contact Information

Judicial Building, Suite 201
801 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
(256) 549-5321

Judge Joe F. Nabors

Honorable Joe F. Nabors
District Judge, Etowah County - Sixteenth Judicial Circuit

Contact Information

Judicial Building, Suite 200
801 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
(256) 549-5319