Welcome to the website of Judge Patrick D. Pinkston. Judge Pinkston currently serves as District Court Judge, Place #1, for Elmore County, Alabama. He also serves as Elmore County’s Presiding Juvenile Court Judge.  By appointment of the Presiding Circuit Judge, Judge Pinkston additionally serves as Special Circuit Court Judge for the 19th  Judicial Circuit, and as Special District Court Judge for Autauga and Chilton Counties.

Appointed to the bench by Governor Robert Bentley in August of 2013, Judge Pinkston later garnered over 72% of the vote in Elmore County to win his first political election in 2014.  As an attorney, he practiced law privately for over 18 years, during which time he handled scores of cases of many varieties.  In addition to representing individual clients and private businesses, since 2006 and until his judicial appointment, Attorney Pinkston also represented Elmore County, The Elmore County Sheriff’s Department, The Elmore County Revenue Commissioner and The Elmore County Probate Judge. Since obtaining an advanced legal degree in Dispute Resolution in 2001, practicing attorneys and sitting judges throughout the 19th  Judicial Circuit entrusted Mr. Pinkston to mediate hundreds of cases.

Widely recognized for his reputation of highest ethical conduct, and following years of demonstrating the highest levels of professional legal excellence, in 2012 local judges and lawyers awarded Judge Pinkston a “Preeminent” Martindale-Hubbell rating of “AV.”  As of August 2013, Judge Pinkston was the youngest of only three active lawyers practicing in Elmore County to be awarded the prestigious AV rating.  Peer reviewed and rated in the areas of legal knowledge, analytical capability, judgment, ability to communicate and legal experience, then Attorney Patrick D. Pinkston was awarded an overall score of 5.0 on a 5 point scale (see Martindale.com).

Judge Pinkston is a graduate of BYU (B.A. ‘91), Jones School of Law (J.D. ‘94), and The University of Missouri at Columbia (LL.M. - Dispute Resolution ‘01).  During his 18 years as a practicing attorney, Judge Pinkston maintained his law office in Wetumpka, Alabama, practicing primarily in the District and Circuit Courts of Autauga, Chilton, Elmore and Montgomery Counties, as well as The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals and The Supreme Court of Alabama.

A resident of Elmore County, Alabama, Judge Pinkston and his wife, Georgia, are the parents of four children: Thatcher, Audrey, Emily and Rhett.  Please enjoy perusing this site, and feel free to contact Judge Pinkston with any comments, questions or suggestions by using the “Contact” option located to the left of this page.