Scottsboro’s First Female City Judge

Scottsboro’s First Female City Judge

David Hall, Reporter

The Scottsboro City Council has named Deborah Dunsmore the city’s new judge, making her the first female city judge in Scottsboro history.

Dunsmore has served as a city prosecutor for the past five years. When speaking about her new position, Dunsmore stated, “I’m excited about this new role. I just want to help the city any way I can.”

After graduating from Paint Rock Valley High School, Dunsmore received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Montevallo in 1994. In 2001, she received a second degree in Human Resources Management from UAH.

While working in human resources, Dunsmore attended night classes, earning a Juris Doctorate from the Birmingham School of Law in 2006.

Dunsmore hopes her appointment to her new position shows young girls what they can accomplish.