Kay Ivey appoints William B. Sellers to Alabama Supreme Court

Sellers Swearing In
Sellers swearing-in ceremony. [Photo courtesy of the Office of the Governor]

Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the appointment of William B. Sellers to the Alabama Supreme Court as an Associate Justice.

“I am extremely pleased to appoint Will Sellers to the Alabama Supreme Court. I cannot think of an individual who is more qualified, capable and who exemplifies the qualities of a true public servant,” Ivey said. “His conservative principles and commitment to the rule of law along with his commitment to his family, church and community are foundations that make him uniquely qualified for the position of Associate Justice.”

A native of Montgomery, Sellers earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hillsdale College with high honors in 1985 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1988. Later, he received his LL.M in Taxation from New York University in 1989.

Prior to his appointment, Sellers served as a Partner in the city’s office of Balch & Bingham, LLP. A major part of his’ practice has involved litigation against the Internal Revenue Service and the Alabama Department of Revenue.

Well known for his involvement in numerous civic organizations and professional associations, Sellers is the past President of the Rotary Club of Montgomery, past Chairman of the Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts, past Chairman of the United Way Campaign in the Montgomery Area and past Chairman of the YMCA of Greater Montgomery. He’s also an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, and currently serves on the Alabama State Council on the Arts, Chairman of the Fair Ballot Commission and as the community liaison with the International Officers School at Maxwell Air Force Base.

He will fill the seat previously held by Chief Justice Lyn Stuart. His appointment is effective immediately.

You can watch Thursday’s swearing-in ceremony below: