The Honorable Stephen C. Wallace

Judge Stephen Wallace is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and received his B.S. Degree from Birmingham-Southern College. He earned his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.

For nearly ten years, he practiced law with Dawson & Wallace, specializing in criminal, civil rights, and employment cases. He tried multiple civil and criminal jury trials. Wallace also served as a specially assigned court prosecutor.

In 2010, he was elected to serve as a circuit court criminal Judge in Jefferson County. As part of his duties, he also presides over the newly reinstated mental health court. This court established a specialized case management team and diversion program to assist defendants and connect them with mental health and substance abuse treatment. In 2016, Judge Wallace was re-elected without opposition.

Wallace is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association. He is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Birmingham. He also serves as President of The Historic Young Men's Business Club (YMBC). Finally, he regularly volunteers his time at the Project Homeless event at Boutwell Auditorium.

Stephen and his wife, Paige, have two boys.

Contact Information


Office Staff:

Darryl Mack - Judicial Assistant
David Eaton - Bailiff
Rhonda Meadows - Court Reporter

Mel Bailey Criminal Justice Center, Room 405
801 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. N.
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 325-5323
Fax: (205) 254-7372