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HON. JOE E. BASENBERG

Judge Basenberg

BORN:  Mobile, Alabama, November 11, 1944

EDUCATION:  Cullman High School, Cullman, AL - 1963, Birmingham-Southern College (B.A. Biology) - 1967, University of Alabama School of Law (J. D.) - 1976

PRACTICE OF LAW:  Admitted in Alabama, 1976, and in Mississippi, 1993. 37 years experience in practice of law as an attorney. Member, Hand Arendall LLC, 1981-2013. Appointed to District Court of Mobile County, June, 2013, and elected to the position in November, 1914. Admitted in all state and federal courts in Alabama and Mississippi, United States Supreme Court, United States Courts of Appeal for Fifth, Eleventh and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal; Listed in Best Lawyers in America and Alabama Super Lawyers. Private practice in Mobile from 1975 until appointed District Judge in 2008.

ACTIVITIES:  Member of Mobile and Alabama Bar Associations. Member of Grievance Committee of Mobile Bar Association; Maritime Law Association of the United States, now a Judicial Member, Board of Directors, 2006 - 2009; Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, former Port Director; Paul W. Brock Chapter of American Inns of Court, Pupilage Team Co-Leader; Propeller Club of Mobile; Former Board Chair of Mobile Public Library and Mobile Symphony, Inc.; Mobile Area Council, Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award Recipient, Wood Badge Recipient, Vigil Honor of Order of Arrow, Navy League of Mobile, All Saints Episcopal Church, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Church School teacher, Stewardship Chairman; Former Standing Committee Chairman of Diocese; Alabama District Judges Association, Executive Committee Member, Graduate of General Jurisdiction Course at National Judicial College.