Hon. Alison S. Austin
Presiding Circuit Judge
Judge Austin was elected as a Madison County Circuit Judge in November 2014. She was appointed District Judge in March, 2010, and was subsequently elected to her position in November, 2010. She received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. Judge Austin served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Alabama from 2002 to 2010. She served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Madison County District Attorney’s Office from 1997 – 2002 where she served in the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Unit. Judge Austin has served on many boards and has been a member of many associations such as the Huntsville/Madison County Leadership Program, the Junior League of Huntsville and the Foster Children’s Alliance.