By SHERRY DIGMON
Escambia County Presiding Judge Dave Jordan has announced his retirement effective August 1. Jordan said the difficult decision was made prayerfully.
Jordan received his Bachelor of Arts degree and JD degree from the University of Alabama. He was admitted to the Alabama Bar Association in 1984.
Jordan practiced law in Mobile with Sintz, Campbell and Duke, before becoming a partner in Otts, Moore, Jordan and Coale law firm in Brewton.
He has served Escambia County as district judge and circuit judge and now as presiding judge.
An advocate for children and families, he created include Family Drug Court, Project Turnaround, CLOUD, Drugs Erase Dreams, and Character In Action.
Jordan’s judicial offices and awards include president of Alabama District Judges’ Association, chairman of Escambia County Childrens’ Policy Council, Judge of the Year, and Alabama Forest Owners’ Association.
Jordan and his wife Becky have three children Matthew (wife Melanie), daughter Jillian (husband Paul Evans), and son Coale (wife Alecia).
He is a member of the Brewton Kiwanis Club and Atmore Lions Club, and has served as president of Brewton Kiwanis Club, Brewton Community Theatre, Brewton United Fund, Brewton Habitat for Humanity, and Brewton YMCA Board of Directors.