24th Judicial Circuit Court  

Lamar County Courthouse
330 1st Street NE
PO Box 434
Vernon AL 35592
Phone: 205-695-7193

The Judicial Circuit Court has original jurisdiction over all civil and criminal matters not vested exclusively in another court. They have jurisdiction over all felony prosecutions and disputes where the amount or damages exceed $10,000. The Circuit Courts may exercise jurisdiction in Juvenile Courts when the disputed amount is over $3,000 and in certain lower courts appeals. Most Circuit Court cases are heard by juries.

The following Judge presides over the Lamar County Circuit Court:

lamar county alabama judge
Hon. Samuel Junkin


District Court  

The District Court handles cases where the disputed dollar amount is more than $3,000 (small claims) but less than $10,000 (circuit court). The court has jurisdiction over criminal misdemeanors and may hold preliminary hearings in felony prosecutions.

330 1st Street NE
PO Box 434
Vernon AL 35592
Phone: 205-695-7193

The following Judge presides over the Lamar County District Court:

  • Hon. Alex Brown

Probate Court 

44690 Highway 17
PO Box 338
Vernon AL 35592
Phone: 205-695-9119
Fax: 205-695-8522

Cases heard in the Probate Court include domestic/family matters, divorce, child custody, property division, adoptions, alimony, estates of descendants, land issues (titles, contracts), emancipation (declaring a minor to be 21 for work purposes), property title confirmation, property disputes (over $50,000), insurance settlements to minors, and commitments of mentally disabled.

The following Judge presides over the Lamar County Probate Court:

lamar county alabama probate judge
Hon. Johnny D. Rogers