Birmingham attorney Jay Mitchell entered the race for Alabama Supreme Court on Monday, seeking the Republican nomination for the Place 4 seat currently held by Associate Justice Jim Main.
“The people of Alabama deserve to have justices on the Supreme Court who know the law, will faithfully apply the law as written, and will uphold the Constitution and the principles on which our nation was founded,” Mitchell said in a press release.
Mitchell continued, “I have a strong commitment to the rule of law. The people of Alabama deserve to have Justices on the Supreme Court who know the law, will faithfully apply the law as written, and will uphold the Constitution and the principles on which our nation was founded. That is the kind of Justice I will be. If elected, I will serve the people of Alabama with integrity, passion, and fidelity to the law.”
An accomplished litigator with the Birmingham firm, Maynard, Cooper & Gale, Mitchell is a graduate of Homewood High School He holds an M.A. from University College Dublin (Ireland) and a B.A. magna cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, served as President of the student body, and played forward on the school’s 1995 national championship basketball team. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
According to his bio, he has a long history of involvement with the Republican Party and the conservative movement in Alabama. He is a member of the Federalist Society.
Mitchell and his wife, Elizabeth, are longtime members of Church of the Highlands. They reside in Homewood with their four children.