Judge Pool’s Accomplishments

Graduated from Handley High School, Roanoke, Alabama, 1967

Attendance at BoysState, 1966

Graduated from AuburnUniversity in 1971, B. S. in Business

Graduated from University of AlabamaSchool of Law in 1974, Juris Doctorate

Prosecuted in Montgomery County District Attorneys office, 1974-1979

Served as Chief Deputy District Attorney for MontgomeryCounty, 1978 and 1979

Practiced law in Montgomery County January, 1980-January, 2009

Elected District Judge in MontgomeryCounty, November 2008

Took office as District Judge in MontgomeryCounty, January 2009

Has participated in over 300 hours of Continuing Legal Education since assuming the Bench

Admitted to Practice in all Federal Courts in Alabama

Admitted to Practice in the 5th and 11th Circuit Federal Courts of Appeal

Admitted to Practice in the United States Supreme Court since 1978

Past President of Montgomery County Bar Association, 2004

Past President of MontgomeryCountyTrial Lawyers Association, 1984

Past President of Montgomery County Auburn Alumni Association, 1997, Montgomery Chapter awarded Chapter of the year in 1997 by Auburn National Alumni Association

Selected into Samford Society at AuburnUniversity

Recipient of Pro Bono Award for providing Legal Services to the Poor, 1985

Recipient of First Al Sansone Service Award by Alabama Association for Justice, 1988

Recipient of Second Charles Langford Statesman Award by Alabama Association for Justice, 2009 (The Late Senator Charles Langford was the first recipient)

Recipient of Howell Heflin Appreciation Award by Alabama Drug Court Professionals, 2010, after serving as Judge for one year

Serve as Circuit Judge, sharing duty to manage Montgomery County Drug Court

Serve as Circuit Judge, handling all Workers Compensation Settlements in MontgomeryCounty

Vice-President of Alabama District Judges Association, will serve as President of the Statewide group of 105 judges in 2016

Chairman of MontgomeryCounty Democratic Party, 1992-2007

Former member of Executive Committee of Alabama Democratic Party and former Treasurer of Alabama Democratic Party

Attendance at seven straight Democratic National Conventions, Atlanta in 1988, New York in 1992, Chicago in 1996 (At-large Clinton Delegate), Los Angeles in 2000, Boston in 2004, Denver in 2008, and Charleston in 2012, Attended Inauguration of President Bill Clinton in 1997

Graduate of Leadership Montgomery, Class 27, elected Class representative

Serve on Board of Directors of Leadership Montgomery

Member of St. James United Methodist Church, serve on Parish Relations Committee

Serve as Usher at St. James United MethodistChurch

Shepherd for VacationBibleSchool, St. James United MethodistChurch

Serve on Board of Directors of Cleveland Avenue YMCA

Married since 1993 to former Carol Walton, have one child , age 10, Elaine Sorrell “Ellie” Pool