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Alabama Trial Lawyers
- (trial lawyer) trial attorney: a lawyer who specializes in defending clients before a court of law
- A lawyer, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is "a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person licensed to practice law.
- A lawyer who practices in a trial court
- (Trial Lawyer) Platinum club contributor to the Democratic Party and operative who uses completely legal intimidation to set up shop in voting facilities to turn the voter tide our way (e.g., 2002 South Dakota elections).
- A state in the southeastern US, on the Gulf of Mexico; pop. 4,447,100; capital, Montgomery; statehood, Dec. 14, 1819 (22). Visited by Spanish explorers in the mid 16th century and later settled by the French, it passed to Britain in 1763 and to the US in 1783
- a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
- a river in Alabama formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers near Montgomery; flows southwestward to become a tributary of the Mobile River
- a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in what is now the state of Alabama; "the Alabamas were members of the Creek Confederacy"
William S. Mudd
W. S. Mudd. Though not, by right of nativity, an Alabamian, the subject of this sketch, from infancy to the grave, lived and prospered in this world's honors and its goods in Jefferson County.
Born in Kentucky in 1816, he came to Alabama in 1817 and gathered his first intuitions in the beautiful border land of North Alabama, in Madison and Lawrence Counties.
Little is known of his early instruction in Jefferson, where he received his academic education, but some of his old schoolmates still surviving remember him as a quiet, resolute, discreet, and brave boy, neither very social nor yet repulsive in his manners ; always modest and yet ambitious ; just the kind of boy to possess a magnetism over his fellows and to keep on a little higher plane than they. These characteristics were prominent in his whole career, showing themselves in the old man with greater distinctness than when, in the noon of his vigor, they were kept in abeyance by stronger passions and more urgent thoughts.
The education of the young man at college was in harmony with his natural inclinations. It was gained upon the medium ground between the puritanic and the chivalric. It was encompassed by the golden mean of discreet conservatism. This was the path into which he was led and kept while in the classic walls of St. Joseph's College, Bardstown, Ky.
In that day and time it was not easy for a young, ambitious, and brilliant man, with no special religious bias, to escape personal difficulties and encounters. But, though notedly brave and chivalrio, his walk was held with such shrewd discretion, in his chosen path of peace, that strife and bitterness seemed to keep afar off from him.
Kentucky has furnished Alabama some noted men, among the number the two Baylors, both men of culture and high intellect— if not the gift of genius. In the office of W. K. Baylor, Esq., young Mudd received his first lessons in the lore of law books. Doubtless the teacher has more to do with character building than we are apt to imagine, and if he be a man of strong will and magnetism, the young under his tuition being of the plastic kind, will receive impressions which mature into habits as lasting as life. Young Mudd's opening career showed the hand of the master. If the line of Wadsworth be true, that "The child is father to the man," we are enabled by having a knowledge of the boy to infer the history of the man's whole life. We have here known the man, and by reasoning backward we have here learned the boy. He was well taught from earliest manhood. At the age of twenty-three we find him in our legislative halls, by the side of Jere Clemens, of Madison, and L. P. Walker, of Lawrence, and W. L. Yancey, of Coosa, together with a brilliant galaxy of young " solons," many of whom became, in after years, great in the forum and field — jurists, lawyers, soldiers, and literati. From this early stage, on to the close of his life, honors of one kind or other awaited him. For three terms he sat in the legislature, and by his wisdom and legal acumen was in the front rank of those who shaped the destinies of our people. Stepping from the legislative hall he took the State solicitorship, with its arduous responsibilities. From the solicitorship he stepped into the circuit judgship. From the bench, which he held through many popular elections for near thirty years with undiminished confidence, the strong arm of death only removed him. No Alabamian ever pursued more remarkable a career than Judge Mudd From earliest manhood popular and admired, till the last flickering of life's spark, he retained his hold on the affection of the masses
and the respect and admiration of our most distinguished citizens.
His name is now a household word in Jefferson, Walker, Marion, Blount, and other counties, where the people's differences for so long were tried before him. His memory is part of the history of these hill country people. His individuality was of so marked a character that it amounted almost to genius. So eminently practical and just were his motives that it was a habit with him to sit apparently idle, in the deepest musing for hours, analyzing the cases that were to be tried at his tribunal, researching for the bottom principle of the matter in dispute, delving down beneath the cloak of legal
technicalities and prying into the heart of it for the silent equities hidden beneath. He loved justice! A few weeks before his death he said to the writer of this sketch: "The judgship is a thorny honor. I have often been in perfect anguish when cases of great crime came before me. Night after night I have read and studied the evidence for and against the prisoner, and have always dreaded lest I might cause the destruction of an innocent person. In trials of the rights of property I have studied hard the best authorities for weeks and months, and yet when the case had come up for judgment I have found my mind and heart deeply pained and in a strle of
What is Haunting Birmingham?
The old house that use to house the annual JC’s Hunted House still stands and looking shabbier than ever. They haven’t used it for that function for a couple of years not, and thing have gotten pretty overgrown.
Minor things like that, City Stages going down for the count, public transportation looking like it’s next, the schools not feeling so good and the mayor (whom the paper tells me can’t afford a lawyer) going to trial.
Is it just me or is this city falling to pieces like the villain‘s lair at the end of a Bond movie?
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