By Lloria James
It is with honor and excitement that I announce Lloria Munnerlyn James is a candidate for Circuit Court Judge Place 7 (Family Court). Lloria Munnerlyn James was born in Montgomery, Alabama and raised here by her parents Sam and Marielle Munnerlyn.
Mrs. James graduated from Lee High School in 1998 and The University of Alabama in 2002 with a degree in business administration. She went on to law school at The University of Alabama School of Law, graduating in December 2004. After passing the bar Mrs. James went on to work briefly for the Cochran Firm-Tuskegee before winning a job at the District Attorney’s Office in Montgomery County.
While at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office from June 2005 to August 2008, Mrs. James worked as the District Court Prosecutor, Drug Court Prosecutor, Mental Health Court Prosecutor and for the last two years of her services she was in charge of all crimes against children. After gaining a wealth of experience, Mrs. James was offered the position of Chief Deputy for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. Mrs. James was the Chief Deputy for Dallas, Wilcox and Perry Counties from August 2008 until February 2015. During that time Mrs. James was appointed Montgomery Municipal Judge in 2012. In February 2015 Mrs. James was offered a position as Juvenile Court Prosecutor in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and accepted. In August of 2016 Mrs. James was appointed Chief Deputy of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
Mrs. James is deeply passionate about the welfare of children and families in Montgomery. She believes that family court is so important to our community because it affects the everyday lives of children. She has a wealth of experience in juvenile courts across the state. She has also been afforded proficiency in domestic relations matters through her decade long work against family violence. Mrs. James believes in a family focused court that puts children first. Domestic relations matters should be handled quickly and justly so that families, especially children, can begin to adjust to their new normal. And juveniles who enter our court system should be rehabilitated by addressing the needs of the entire family. She believes it is the family courts responsibility to partner with agencies that strengthen families and look for resources that better our community. Mrs. James looks forward to creating safer communities through stronger families.
Mrs. James met and married her heart’s joy Attorney Charles James when they were students at the University of Alabama. Attorney James is the managing partner of The Serious Injury Law Group. The happy couple have two young daughters, Aiden Yvette James (9) and Chase Singleton James (4). The James Family attends Resurrection Catholic Church.