Governor Bob Riley on Monday appointed Henry D. "Butch" Binford, of Dothan, as Houston County Circuit Judge. Binford is replacing Judge Denny Holloway, who retired.
"I am pleased to appoint Butch Binford as Houston County Circuit Judge," said Governor Riley. "He has experience in several areas of the law and is extremely involved in the community. I am confident he will serve the people of Houston County well."
Binford currently serves as the Chief Trial Attorney in the District Attorneys' Office, 20th Judicial Circuit, where he is responsible for preparation and trial of felony jury trials in circuit court. He has also served as an Assistant District Attorney in the same office. In addition to that service, Binford has worked for several private law firms, in both civil and criminal law.
He was awarded the 2005 and 2004 VOCAL Prosecutor Award, the 2001 Law Enforcement Award from the Dothan and Wiregrass Optimist clubs, and was named the 1996 District Attorney of the Year by the Elk's Club, Dothan Lodge. He serves as a Board member of the Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center and the Wiregrass Angel House.
Binford is a graduate of Huntingdon College, and received his law degree from the University of Alabama.
The appointment is effective immediately.