Circuit Court Judges
The Limestone County Court System (Circuit and District Court) have moved the court system to our new, temporary location.
Limestone County Courthouse (All public please use the west side entrance.)
200 West Washington Street
Athens, AL 35611
Courthouse Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Chad Wise is a life-long resident of Athens and Limestone County. He graduated from Athens High School in 1990 and attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Judge Wise attended law school at the University of Alabama where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1997.
Judge Wise maintained a general law practice from 1997 until January of 2017 when he was sworn in for his first term as Circuit Judge for Limestone County. Circuit Court Jurisdiction includes all criminal felonies, certain civil actions including cases where the amount claimed exceeds $10,000.00 and domestic relations matters.
Robert M. Baker was born March 17, 1958, Sheffield, Alabama. Judge Baker grew up in Colbert County, Alabama, and graduated from Sheffield High School in 1976. He attended the University of Alabama and completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 1980. He attended the University of Alabama School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1983. Judge Baker practiced law in the Shoals area and in Birmingham, Alabama, before moving to Athens, Alabama where he became a partner in the law firm of Alexander, Corder, Plunk, Baker and Shelly until January, 2002, when he was appointed to fill a newly created District Judgeship.
Judge Baker served three (3) years as District Judge, and was elected Circuit Judge in 2004. Circuit Court Jurisdiction includes all criminal felony offenses, all civil actions where the amount claimed exceeds $10,000.00, domestic relations cases, all workers compensation claims, concurrent jurisdiction with District Court Juvenile cases, concurrent jurisdiction with District Court in Civil matters between $3,000.00 and $10,000.00.
Link to other State site: www.alacourt.gov