By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Annemarie Carney Axon to serve as District Judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
Axon is a Mountain Brook native and a partner at Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC, where she has concentrated on fiduciary and probate litigation.
Sen. Richard Shelby congratulated Axon, the first of five Trump nominations to the federal bench in Alabama awaiting confirmation.
“Annemarie Axon is exceptionally qualified to be a U.S. district judge,” Shelby said. “Her strong, respectful temperament and commitment to impartiality make her well-suited for this esteemed position. Alabama’s district judges must be confirmed as swiftly as possible to ensure the efficiency of our judicial system. These judges serve as the backbone of the United States Judicial Branch, and I am honored to have played a part in Axon’s confirmation today.”
During her appearance before the Judiciary Committee in the confirmation process, Axon said, “our democracy demands an independent judiciary whose decisions are based exclusively on the law, as it is written.”
She assured senators that she would conduct herself and her courtroom ” in a manner that strives to leave people with the conviction that they were treated fairly, respectfully, and that they followed the law, regardless of the outcome.”
Her firm’s managing member, Jay Clark, congratulated her on the confirmation and noted that “her temperament and sound judgment” will make her a great addition to the federal bench.