On Monday, Gov. Kay Ivey announced J. Scott Brewer had been appointed as District Judge in Talladega County.

Brewer will replace Judge Jeb Fannin, who announced his retirement from the bench effective June 1. Fannin served as District Judge in the 29th Judicial Circuit from May 26, 2009, to May 31, 2024.

“A well-known lawyer and prosecutor throughout the 29th Judicial Circuit, Scott Brewer brings to his judgeship position decades of experience serving the people of Talladega County,” Ivey said in her announcement. “Given his strong record of public service, I am confident in his new role he will continue to ensure that the law is applied correctly and fairly to all.”

Brewer holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and a graduate degree from the University of Tennessee. He earned his law degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.

Brewer began his legal career in 2004 as a private attorney representing clients in all courts within Talladega County. He has worked as an assistant district attorney since 2008, including as a prosecutor for the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crime Unit and the Talladega County Worthless Check Unit.

He will begin serving on July 8.

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