Judge Shelbonnie Hall
Judge Shelbonnie Hall
Judge Shelbonnie Coleman Hall is a native Mobilian. She attended public schools and graduated from W.P. Davidson High School, where she was an honor student. Judge Hall received a Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Florida A&M University in 1983 and a Master of Social Work degree from Florida State University in 1985. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee School of Law in 1987.
Upon graduation from law school, Judge Hall worked as a Staff Attorney for Legal Services Corporation of Alabama in Opelika, Alabama. In 1991, she moved home to Mobile to work as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama. In 1995 Judge Hall was invited to join the City of Mobile Legal Department as an Assistant City Attorney, where she served as a City Prosecutor for eleven (11) years. She was admitted to practice in all trial and appellate courts of Alabama and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts; as well as before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
She is a member of the American Bar Association Judicial Division, where she served as Chair of the National Conference of Specialized Court Judges. Judge Hall has served as a presenter and moderator for several workshops at the ABA Annual Meetings. Judge Hall has served as Vice Chair, Secretary and District V Representative of the National Conference of Specialized Court Judges, where she represented the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, and the Virgin Islands. Judge Hall presently serves on the American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Diversity in the Judiciary. She is an American Bar Foundation Fellows and Alabama Bar Fellows. Judge Hall was selected as one of 21 Judges in the United States invited to the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence to participate in the Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop. She is a member of the Alabama League of Municipal Judges, Alabama Judicial Council, and Alabama State Bar, where she served on the Character and Fitness Committee, Member-at-large and State Treasurer of the Women Section. Judge Hall is a member of the Alabama Lawyers Association, where she served as Southern District Representative and Secretary. She is an active member of the Mobile Bar, where she served on the Ethics and Grievance Committees and the Mobile Bar Diversity Task Force. Judge Hall presently serves as a board member of the Mobile Bar Foundation and is a member of the Paul W. Brock Chapter of American Inns of Court. She is a member of the Vernon Z. Crawford Bay Area Bar, where she served as Treasurer, Secretary and presently Nomination Chair. Judge Hall is a graduate of Leadership Coastal (Leadership Mobile and Baldwin County).
Judge Hall is a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she served as Vice-President and Parliamentarian. She served as Girl Scout Leader for Girl Scouts of the Deep South. Judge Hall is a Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Mobile, Inc., where she served as Chairman of Youth Leadership Mobile, Nominating Representative and Provisional Leader. She was selected and honored as the Junior League of Mobile Sustainer of the Year. Judge Hall served on the Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, YWCA and Friends of the Museum of Mobile. She is a member of the Greater Chapter of the Mobile Links Incorporated, former Vice-President of the Mary B. Austin P.T.A. and served as an advisor to the Bridgemakers at Booker T. Washington Middle School. Judge Hall devotes countless hours to Mobile County Schools, mentoring young people and speaking at career fairs.
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