Pamela Wilson Cousins At Your Service

Judge Pamela Wilson Cousins was born and raised in Jefferson County, Alabama. At a young age, she was introduced to the Methodist faith by her parents who taught her good Christian morals and values. Judge Cousins learned the importance of how to treat people with respect, the difference between doing what is right from doing what is wrong, the importance of hard work and a good education.

Judge Cousins began her career in the legal field several years ago as a Legal Assistant. Over time, she honed her legal skills by working alongside some of the best lawyers in the industry. Judge Cousins consistently demonstrates a deep love and compassion for children, which is essential for success as a Family Court Judge. She ensures that children and families receive appropriate services such as counseling, supervised visitation, safe exchange locations, protective services, and job training skills. With her experience and dedication to helping children and families, Judge Cousins utilizes court referral programs that help strengthen families leading to her fulfillment in serving as District Judge in Jefferson County Family Court.

Bar Admissions:

Alabama State Bar
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Northern District Court of Alabama
United States Middle District Court of Alabama
United States Southern District Court of Alabama


Tennessee State University (Bachelor of Science in Psychology)
Alabama A & M University (Master of Science in Personnel Administration)
Birmingham School of Law (Juris Doctor in Law)
The National Judicial College
Alabama Judicial College


Special Appointed Circuit Court Judge

Serving since 2018


National Business Institute

Seminar Speaker on Family Law Issues


Registered Mediator:

Alabama State Court's Mediation Roster


Present & Past Community & Professional Involvement:

National Council for Juvenile & Family Court Judges
Judicial Engagement Network
Birmingham Bar Association
Judicial Council of the Magic City Bar Association
American Bar Association
Judicial Council of the Alabama Lawyers Association
Alabama Family Lawyers
Birmingham Bar Diversity Committee
Birmingham Bar Medical Liaison Committee
Birmingham Bar Grievance Committee
Birmingham Bar Mentoring Program
Birmingham Bar Member Services Committee
Member of Living Stones Temple
Living Stones Temple Free Legal Clinic
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Silver Star)
Quilting Angel


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