After college, I entered law school at The University of Alabama, graduating in 1974. In September of 1974, I became an Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County. I prosecuted until the end of 1979, as Chief Deputy District Attorney.
I practiced law as a private practitioner until I ran for District Judge of Montgomery in 2008. I was elected. I ran again and was re-elected in 2014. In November of 2018, I ran for Circuit Judge in Montgomery and was elected.
I have been the recipient of the Montgomery County Bar’s Pro Bono Award for providing legal services for the poor, the Al Sansone Service Award and the Charles Langford Statesman Award from the Alabama Association for Justice, and the Howell Heflin Award from the Alabama Association for of Drug Court Personnel. I have been inducted into both the Alabama and the American Bar Association Fellows Association. On January 21, 2021, I was the recipient of the 2020 Montgomery County Bar Association Service and Achievement Award.
I am married to Carol Walton Pool ’85 and we have one child, Elaine Sorrell Pool, who will be a Freshman in the Fall of 2021 at Huntington College. My wife and I are Life Members of the Auburn Alumni Association and Members of the Foy Society.