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Hon. J. C. Love III

Hon. J. C. Love was appointed the seventeenth judge for the Montgomery County (AL) Probate Court, in 2019. He previously practiced at the Montgomery, AL, firm of Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett PA.


Love’s Journey: Born and raised in Montgomery, AL, and schooled at Morehouse College and BC Law, Love started his legal career in Atlanta and eventually returned to Montgomery where he is now the Probate Court judge for the county. Notable: Love is the Probate Court’s second African American judge. Love’s Love for Montgomery: “My wife, a dermatologist and a Montgomery native too, and I could have lived in any city, but we wanted to go back to our hometown to work to make it better.” When Not on the Bench: Love serves as president of both the Britton YMCA and the Mount Zion A.M.E. Zion Foundation and is a board member of the Montgomery County Bar Foundation and the Red Tails Scholarship Foundation. His North Star: “My North Star is service. I like serving my community and am grateful for the opportunity to serve my hometown as probate judge.”