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Amy Brazil

District Court Judge - District 9-Position 2

Posted: May 7, 2012 - 8:28am
Amy Brazil
Amy Brazil

Place of residence: Conway

Personal: Age 45, Brazil has been serving as the District Court judge for

Faulkner County since July 2010 and has resided over the city courts of

Greenbrier and Guy. In January of this year, she became the presiding judge

over all the city courts in Faulkner County: Conway (both county and city),

Damascus, Greenbrier, Guy, Mayflower and Vilonia. She has implemented a

Sobriety Court to stop the repeat DWI offender and a Review Day to follow up

on certain defendants appearing before her. She is a 1989 graduate of

Hendrix College and a 1992 graduate of the University of Arkansas School of

Law. Judge Brazil was appointed to the bench by Gov. Mike Beebe following

the unexpected death of her uncle, the late Russell L. “Jack” Roberts, who

served the community as judge for nearly 30 years. Her law partners are

father Bill Brazil, Matt Adlong and Tom Mickel. Additionally, her partners

have included Circuit Judge Ed Clawson, Michael Murphy, Pamela Osment, Tom

Courtway, Joe Don Winningham and Caroline Winningham.

Family: Brazil is the daughter of Bill and Suzanne Brazil, She has one

brother, Clay, who is a school teacher and married to Christy Hofher Brazil.

The most important Brazil is her 11-year-old nephew, David Paul. Her

grandparents are the late Clay and Velma Brazil of Morrilton and Russell and

Violet Roberts of Conway.

Why I’m seeking office: “It has been a pleasure serving as District Court

judge and I look forward to continuing to do so. This position is a huge

responsibility and one I do not take lightly. If elected, I promise to treat

people fairly and with dignity while upholding the law. I hope to expand the

Sobriety Court district wide. I have set aside my private practice since

January of this year to dedicate my time as judge. We have wonderful people

living in this newly created district and I look forward to meeting as many

as possible. The encouragement and support from people in both counties is

humbling.”

 

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