Presiding Judge William H. "Bill" Filmore

Bill practiced law for 20 years in Ozark, Alabama. For 2 years Bill served as a District Judge for Dale County, Alabama and then for 8 years Bill was the Chief Assistant District Attorney for Dale and Geneva Counties. In April 2012 Bill was elected Circuit Judge, Place 1, for the 33rd Judicial Circuit which includes Dale and Geneva Counties by a 72% vote. Bill began his service as a Circuit Judge in January 2013. Bill was born in Florence, Alabama in 1958, and with the exception of seven years, Bill has lived all his life in Alabama.

In 2018, Bill ran unopposed for his Circuit Judge position. Bill was sworn in for his second six year term on January 10, 2019 by her Excellency the Honorable Governor Kay Ivey in her office. Bill’s wife, Angelia, held the Bible during the ceremony.

Judge Filmore being sworn in by Governor Ivy

Bill's education includes:

  • B.S. Degree - Business Admin/Management (Magna Cum Laude)
    Troy State University, Troy, AL
  • J.D. Degree - Law
    University of Alabama School of Law
  • LL.M. Degree - Masters of Law (Taxation)
    University of Alabama School of Law

Bill currently serves as:

  • Treasurer and Member of Executive Committee of Alabama Association of Circuit Judges.
  • Secretary of the Alabama Circuit Judges’ Scholarship Fund –
  • Member of the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Criminal Procedure