Fuhrmeister seeks another term as probate judge

Published 4:27 pm Thursday, January 12, 2012


Shelby County’s current probate judge is looking for another go-round.

Jim Fuhrmeister announced Jan. 11 he is seeking the Republican nomination for probate judge in Shelby County. The primary election is March 13.

Jim Fuhrmeister

“I am proud of my accomplishments in the time I have served Shelby County, but there is much more to do,” Fuhrmeister said in a press release.

Fuhrmeister also serves as a special circuit judge, and he presides over the county’s mental health court.

He was honored with the National Alliance on Mental Illness 2011 Criminal Justice Award of the Year for his work with the mental health court.

Fuhrmeister also works with the Alabama Law Institute, serving on both the Real Estate Committee and the Collaborative Law Committee.

Probate judges across the state selected Fuhrmeister to serve on the Alabama Electronic Recording Commission, which drafts and implements standards and business practices to electronically record documents in Alabama’s probate offices.

Fuhrmeister, who is an Eagle Scout, serves on the boards of various Shelby County nonprofit organizations, such as Leadership Shelby County, Shelby Volunteers In Service, Harrison Regional Library and the J. Craig and Paige T. Smith Scholarship Foundation Inc.

He is also a member of the Shelby County Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, the National College of Probate Judges and the Alabama Probate Judges Association.