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Deborah Paseur

Honorable Deborah Bell Paseur, Judge, Ret.


  • Partner, Johnson, Paseur & Medley, LLC, 2009- Present
  • Served as Lauderdale County District Court Judge 28 years; First woman attorney in Lauderdale County and first woman Judge in Lauderdale County: Elected in 1980 & Re-elected 4 times without opposition; Currently remains in “retired active” status taking cases in North Alabama to help other Judges
  • Registered Mediator, Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Member, Alabama and Lauderdale County Bar Associations,
  • Member, Alabama District Judges Association; First woman to serve as President
  • Founding Member and Judge, Lauderdale County Drug Court Team
  • Founding Member, Lauderdale County Community Corrections Authority
  • Member, Alabama Law Institute's Children's Code Committee, Adoption Committee and Standing Committee on Family Law
  • Served on several committees appointed by the Governor and Chief Justice regarding civil and criminal law, children's cases, and judicial administration
  • Taught Police and Community Relations at the University of North Alabama
  • Past Member, UNA School of Social Work Accreditation Committee and Criminal Justice Advisory Board
  • Past Member, Florence Police Department Citizen's Advisory Board


  • Member, Leadership Alabama, Class XII, and Chair, Shoals Regional Council, 2014-2017
  • Member, Leadership Alabama State Board, 2019-present
  • Member, Florence Rotary Club; Past Assistant District Governor, 2012-2016 & Past
  • President, 2008-2009; Graduate, Rotary Leadership Institute; Recipient of the Rotary International District 6860 Vocational Service Award, 2023.
  • President, Board of Directors, Shoals Scholar Dollars Foundation, Inc., 2015-2021
  • Member, UNA Foundation Board of Directors, 2015-2021
  • Member, City of Florence Civil Service Board, 2015-present
  • Member, 35+ years, Shoals Chamber of Commerce; Served on Board of Directors, 1984-1987 and 2016-2023; Co-chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee-2020-2023; Chair, Total Resource Campaign, 2023.
  • Founding Member, Safeplace Domestic Violence Shelter and Counseling Program
  • Founding Member, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Shoals
  • Past Board Member, 15+ years, Colbert-Lauderdale Boys and Girls Attention Homes
  • Member, 40+ years, American Legion Auxiliary, Past President and Past District President
  • Past Member, 35+ years, Retired Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Committee
  • Past Member, YMCA of the Shoals Strategic Planning Committee
  • Member, 40+ years, Alabama Cattleman's Association
  • Member, University of Alabama Alumni Association
  • Member, University of Alabama Law School Alumni Association


  • Attended public schools in Birmingham, Alabama
  • S. Social Work, University of Alabama, 1973
  • S. Criminal Justice, University of Alabama, 1985
  • Juris Doctor, University of Alabama School of Law, 1976
  • Graduate, General Jurisdiction Course, National Judicial College, 1981
  • Member, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Florence, Alabama
  • Member, Shoals Emmaus Cluster

Judge Paseur and her husband, Tom Greene, are very proud of their blended family which includes 5 children and their spouses, and 7 grandchildren!

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