Judge Eric Fancher, Sr.

Judge Eric Fancher, Sr. Judge Eric Fancher, Sr., a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, has been married to Dr. Iris Fancher for over 35 years. They have three children: William Bradford, a Medical Student at Tulane University; Kyndal, a Jefferson County Sherriff’s Deputy and Eric, Jr., who works in Capital and Special Projects for the City of Birmingham.

Prior to assuming his position, Judge Fancher spent over 13 years in private practice. In addition to his 33 years as a licensed attorney, Judge Fancher brings a wealth of experience to the bench. He has an outstanding reputation as an efficient administrator and is committed to serving the citizens of Jefferson County with honesty, integrity and fairness.

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Prior to assuming his position, Judge Fancher spent over 13 years in private practice. In addition to his 33 years as a licensed attorney, Judge Fancher brings a wealth of experience to the bench. He has an outstanding reputation as an efficient administrator and is committed to serving the citizens of Jefferson County with honesty, integrity and fairness.

-Implemented first Drug Court in the Bes

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We continue to be amazed by the accomplishments of my daughter in law, Sharonda Childs Fancher.
03/10/2021

We continue to be amazed by the accomplishments of my daughter in law, Sharonda Childs Fancher.

Judge Eric Fancher
08/18/2019

Judge Eric Fancher

Alabama Title Co., Inc.
02/07/2019

Alabama Title Co., Inc.

We enjoyed having Eric M. Fancher in our office today from Birmingham Land Bank Authority! Thank you for signing our wall of fame and we look forward to being of assistance in future transactions.

This is the last picture that Ed Odum and I took before he became ill.My wife and I just learned that he has passed away...
04/14/2018

This is the last picture that Ed Odum and I took before he became ill.

My wife and I just learned that he has passed away.

My prayers go out to his family and all of the people that he touched.

He was a great lawyer and an outstanding friend. We will all miss him.

01/30/2018
City of Birmingham Government

City of Birmingham Government

On Friday, four Birmingham families closed on homes or vacant lots that were once abandoned, tax delinquent properties in the Magic City. They plan to renovate the properties or turn them into community gardens or green space.

Their efforts are the result of work being done by the Birmingham Land Bank Authority, established in 2014 to help revitalize neighborhoods and fight blight. The authority had to first select a board, set up policies and more before actual closings could happen. That day is finally here, which took place this morning at City Hall. Today’s closings were the first closings of the authority, which is the first program of its kind in Alabama.

Today’s closings were on properties in North Crestwood, Inglenook, East Lake and the Riley neighborhoods, said Eric Fancher, administrator of the Birmingham Land Bank Authority.

The Birmingham Land Bank Authority will host informational sessions about the new program on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall in the Gallery of Distinguished Citizens.

For more information about this program, please visit www.birminghamlandbank.org or www.facebook.com/Birminghamlandbank.

Longtime Jefferson County judge hanging up robe after 20 years on the bench
09/14/2017
Longtime Jefferson County judge hanging up robe after 20 years on the bench

Longtime Jefferson County judge hanging up robe after 20 years on the bench

Jefferson County District Judge Eric Fancher will retire at the end of September. "It has been an honor to be able to serve so many people over the last 20 years. I've been able to mentor and guide so many individuals as they navigate life's struggles."

Born and raised in Jefferson County, I have always striven to give back to the community that gave so much to me. I met ...
09/06/2017
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Born and raised in Jefferson County, I have always striven to give back to the community that gave so much to me. I met and married the love of my life, Dr. Iris Fancher, here and raised three extraordinary children. I built a thriving law practice before being appointed to the bench in 1997.

Twenty years later, I am pleased to announce that I plan to retire from the bench at the end of September.

It has been a blessing to have the enduring support of so many wonderful people and organizations, not only in my time on the bench, but throughout my thirty four years as a licensed attorney. I cannot begin to name all of the individuals that have played a vital role in my personal, spiritual and professional development.

One of my proudest moments was the implementation of Drug Court in Bessemer Cut-off Division of Jefferson County. Offenses relating to drug abuse continue to rise as addictive drugs increase in availability and variety. The drug court program that I established has a superior reputation with more than 1,700 graduates and more than 1.3 million dollars collected to help fund the Drug Court Program.

It has been an honor to be able to serve so many people over the last twenty years. I’ve been able to mentor and guide so many individuals as they navigate life’s struggles.

I look forward to passing the gavel to the next person that steps up to serve the citizens of the Bessemer Cutoff. Drug addiction, poverty and access to quality education plague our communities. We must continue to explore effective ways to address these issues in order to ensure that so many people don’t find themselves in front of my successor.

Thank you for your support. It has been a pleasure to serve you.

For more information on Judge Fancher, visit www.judgefancher.com .

Born and raised in Jefferson County, I have always striven to give back to the community that gave so much to me. I met and married the love of my life, Dr. Iris Fancher, here and raised three...

Happy New Year! Congratulations to everyone entering new positions. Again, thank you for your support. I look forward to...
01/12/2017
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Happy New Year! Congratulations to everyone entering new positions.

Again, thank you for your support. I look forward to serving another term as your District Judge.

  What a journey this has been. Over nineteen years ago, I joined the Jefferson County bench. Today, I am honored that you and over 157,000 citizens of Jefferson County have allowed me to begin a...

Thank You.
11/10/2016
Thank You!

Thank You.

  What a journey this has been. Over nineteen years ago, I joined the Jefferson County bench. Today, I am honored that you and over 157,000 citizens of Jefferson County have allowed me to begin a...

Great piece in the Birmingham Times about the commitment to diversity in the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. My daugh...
11/04/2016
Sheriff Mike Hale: Department must remain diversified

Great piece in the Birmingham Times about the commitment to diversity in the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. My daughter, Deputy Fancher is pictured in the article.

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times

The Ironworkers Local No. 92 IMPACT - Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust has endorsed Judge Eric...
11/01/2016
Ironworkers Local No. 92 endorses Judge Fancher in his re-election for District Judge.

The Ironworkers Local No. 92 IMPACT - Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust has endorsed Judge Eric Fancher, Sr. in his November 8, 2016 re-election bid to District Court Place 11.

The Ironworkers Local No. 92 has endorsed Judge Eric Fancher, Sr. in his November 8, 2016 re-election bid to District Court Place 11. “I am thankful to the members of the Ironworkers Local Union...

11/01/2016
Judge Fancher Recieves Endorsement of Police Chiefs Association of Jefferson County

We are honored to have the endorsement from this organization of our local law enforcement leaders.

The Police Chiefs Association of Jefferson County is an organization of Police Chiefs representing Adamsville, Birmingham, Birmingham Southern College, Brighton, Center Point, Fultondale, Homewood, Hueytown, Irondale, Jefferson State Community College, Lawson State Community College, Leeds, Midfield, Miles College, Morris, Mountain Brook, Pleasant Grove, Red Mountain Park, Samford University, Tarrant, Trafford, Trussville, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Vestavia and Warrior.

We are honored to announce that Judge Fancher has received the endorsement of the Police Chiefs Association of Jefferson County in his upcoming November 8, 2016 election. Judge Fancher recognizes and...

We are proud to announce that hardworking United Mine Workers of America District 20 has endorsed Judge Fancher's campai...
11/01/2016
UMWA District 20 proudly endorses Judge Fancher's campaign.

We are proud to announce that hardworking United Mine Workers of America District 20 has endorsed Judge Fancher's campaign.

Judge Fancher proudly announces that District 20 of the United Mine Workers of America has proudly endorsed his re-election campaign for District Judge, Place 11. “I am proud to have the...

11/01/2016
Judge Fancher receives unanimous endorsement from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #64.

"...With combined knowledge of your work record, program successes, and your personal involvement in the community, our Lodge voted unanimously to endorse your candidacy for Criminal District Judge, Place #11. We look forward to your continued service to the citizens of Jefferson County.”

-Jefferson County Sheriff's Department FOP Lodge, #64

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #64, has unanimously endorsed Judge Fancher in his upcoming November 8th re-election bid. In a letter from the FOP Lodge,...

As one of eight children, I learned that hard work and determination are vital parts of achieving success in any endeavo...
10/28/2016
November 8th General Election- Jefferson County District Judge Place 11

As one of eight children, I learned that hard work and determination are vital parts of achieving success in any endeavor. This same commitment to excellence has made me a very effective court administrator, with no backlog of cases and an outstanding reputation for protecting the rights of all citizens.

Born and raised in Jefferson County, I strive to give back to the community that gave so much to me. I met and married the love of my life, Dr. Iris Fancher, here and raised three extraordinary children. I built a thriving law practice before being appointed to the bench by Governor Fob James in 1997.

Nineteen years later, I am asking you now, as directly as I can, for your vote in the November 8th General Election. As our county continues to grow, our citizens face numerous challenges. In my role, I will continue striving to effect positive change for our citizens with my tough, but even-handed approach for all people through the fair application of the law. I have a clear eyed vision of justice, fair and impartial, delivering punishment to offenders while taking into account all reasonable circumstances and options for rehabilitation.

One of my proudest moments from the last 19 years was my implementation of Drug Court in Bessemer Cut-off Division of Jefferson County. Offenses relating to drug abuse continue to rise as addictive drugs increase in availability and variety. The drug court program that I established has a superior reputation with more than 1,700 graduates and more than 1.3 million dollars collected to help fund the Drug Court Program.

I am pleased to have the backing of various private citizens, public officials and groups from all walks of life during this campaign cycle. These groups include District 20 of the United Mine Workers of America; Ironworkers Union Local No. 92; Police Chiefs Association of Jefferson County; Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge.

I could go on about all the individuals that have played a vital role in my campaign, but what I really want to do is ask for your support. Ask your friends and family who are in law enforcement, ask your friends and family who are defense lawyers, ask your friends and family who are victims, ask your friends and family who have been defendants. I want your support in ensuring that I can continue to better our community.

Thank you for your support over the last 19 years. I hope that I can count on you on November 8th.

As one of eight children, I learned that hard work and determination are vital parts of achieving success in any endeavor. This same commitment to excellence has made has made me a very effective...

10/19/2016
Ironworkers Local No. 92 endorses Judge Fancher in his re-election for District Judge.

I recently had the pleasure of introducing myself to and getting to know the members of Ironworkers Local No. 92.

I am pleased to announce that they have endorsed my candidacy in the November 8th election.

The Ironworkers Local No. 92 has endorsed Judge Eric Fancher, Sr. in his November 8, 2016 re-election bid to District Court Place 11. “I am thankful to the members of the Ironworkers Local Union...

Thousands of people have filled the streets of downtown Birmingham for the Komen Race for the Cure!
10/15/2016

Thousands of people have filled the streets of downtown Birmingham for the Komen Race for the Cure!

A career in Law Enforcement is one that requires an extraordinary commitment to serving and protecting our community...o...
09/15/2016
Judge Fancher receives the endorsement of the Birmingham Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge #1

A career in Law Enforcement is one that requires an extraordinary commitment to serving and protecting our community...often with little gratitude. LEOs will always have my respect and support in their efforts to maintain and improve our quality of life.

​The Fraternal Order of Police Birmingham Lodge No. 1, Alabama's oldest and largest social and fraternal organization for law enforcement officers, has endorsed Judge Eric Fancher, Sr. in the...

My third quarter Throwback Thursday...#tbt: 38 years ago, I had the honor of proudly serving my fellow students at Miles...
09/01/2016

My third quarter Throwback Thursday...#tbt:

38 years ago, I had the honor of proudly serving my fellow students at Miles College as Student Government President.

Today, I look forward to continuing to serve you as Jefferson County District Judge, Place 11.

Visit my website, www.judgefancher.com , to learn more about my history and my commitment to this community.

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I look forward to your continued support on November 8, 2016.

Have a great Thursday.

Once again, I would like to thank the Jefferson County Sheriff's FOP Lodge #64 for their unanimous support on November 8...
08/25/2016

Once again, I would like to thank the Jefferson County Sheriff's FOP Lodge #64 for their unanimous support on November 8th!

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"...With combined knowledge of your work record, program successes, and your personal involvement in the community, our ...
08/18/2016
Judge Fancher receives unanimous endorsement from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #64.

"...With combined knowledge of your work record, program successes, and your personal involvement in the community, our Lodge voted unanimously to endorse your candidacy for Criminal District Judge, Place #11. We look forward to your continued service to the citizens of Jefferson County.”

-Jefferson County Sheriff's Department FOP Lodge, #64

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #64, has unanimously endorsed Judge Fancher in his upcoming November 8th re-election bid. In a letter from the FOP Lodge,...

Click below to request a yard sign!Thanks for your support!
07/14/2016
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We are proud to announce that UMWA District 20 has endorsed Judge Fancher's campaign.
06/21/2016
UMWA District 20 proudly endorses Judge Fancher's campaign.

We are proud to announce that UMWA District 20 has endorsed Judge Fancher's campaign.

   Judge Fancher proudly announces that District 20 of the United Mine Workers of America has proudly endorsed his re-election campaign for District Judge, Place 11.   “I am proud to have the...

We will have yard signs available soon and want you to reserve them by clicking the link below or emailing us at judgefa...
06/11/2016
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If you know of other people who would like yard signs, please tell them to email us at [email protected] or request one at www.judgefancher.com/sign-requests.html .

A visible show of support for Re-elect Judge Eric Fancher in your neighborhood will go a long way toward winning on election day!

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I came to know Judge George "Slim" Reynolds as a young lawyer. We developed a friendship that spanned my entire legal ca...
04/28/2016
George Reynolds Obituary - Johns-Ridout's Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel | Birmingham AL

I came to know Judge George "Slim" Reynolds as a young lawyer. We developed a friendship that spanned my entire legal career. From the time he moved into Jefferson County Probate Judge, Place 1, my respect for him as a judge and mentor grew each year until his passing. He was an honest and quite candid, down to earth family man.

Throughout my legal career and time on the bench, he counseled me and always played a supportive role. Outside of the courthouse, I would see Judge Reynolds cheering on his grandchildren at our local recreation center, where I coached youth basketball. He may have rooted against my team at times, but it was always a pleasure to see be in his presence.

I had a good visit with Judge Reynolds less than two weeks ago. I was pleased to see that he was alert, but more importantly, at peace with the matters at hand.

We’ve lost a great husband, father, judge, mentor and great asset to the community.

Judge George R. Reynolds
November 30, 1928- April 26, 2016

Obituary for George Reynolds, Reynolds, George Ray, age 87 of Warrior, Alabama, formerly of Birmingham, Alabama died peacefully at his home April 26, 2016. George grew up in Pratt City where he attended Pratt Elementary and

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Judge Fancher, you might not remember my but I sure remember you, my name is Robert Rhoden and I use to through your parents news papers back in the mid 70 tees, my dad was named Matthew and me Mom was named Sarah. If you don't mind I need some advice and some help with a problem my son has gotten his self in with your Court's. I've bonded him out 3 time for the same charge, he went to court to and his Bond was revoked once again. we paid Mr blankinship, we don't know what happened with that, he dropped the case without notifying anyone, so another lawyer called about a week ago and said my son had a court date on today and he came and his Bond was revoked and they locked him back up. Please help and I don't mind paying for your services. I just want this to end, I pray that there wrong but there no reason for him to be locked up when he's doing what he was told to do. Thank you for any assistance you can offer
Congrads Eric
Congrads Judge Fancher