MONTGOMERY, AL – Governor Bob Riley on Wednesday appointed Dothan attorney J. Michael Conaway to the position of Circuit Judge for the 20th judicial circuit effective immediately.
"I'm pleased to appoint Mr. Conaway to this important position and am confident he will be an outstanding judge for the people of Houston and Henry counties," said Governor Riley.
The judgeship became vacant when Judge Lawson Little retired on April 1.
"I appreciate Governor Riley's confidence in me and will work to make a positive contribution to the 20th judicial circuit," Conaway said.
Conaway was born in Elba and admitted to the bar in 1969 after earning his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law that same year. He is a 1960 graduate of Enterprise High School.
As an attorney, he served as the chairman of the Alabama State Bar's Committee on Substance Abuse and as chairman of the Committee on Character and Fitness.
Conaway has been involved in community organizations as well. He served as a past chairman of the Dothan Rotary Club; a past president of the Dothan Downtown Development Committee; and a past director of the Alabama Heart Association.