Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Meet the Honorable Agnes Chappell, 2013 Woman of Distinction

Judge Agnes Chappell has served as senior trial referee for Jefferson Family Court and as municipal court judge for more than 30 years. Before this position, she was a partner with the law firm Brown, Chappell & Burrell for three years, and was the managing attorney with Birmingham Area Legal Services.

She presides over the domestic violence court, and has worked in the community to decrease the incidence of domestic violence. She has been a leader in The Women’s Fund’s program to reduce sex trafficking in our community, educating law enforcement officials and social workers so they recognize the signs of sex trafficking. She also developed the Purple Dress Campaign to educate teenagers about healthy relationships, in addition to her service to many other organizations in the area.

“The most valuable lessons I learned were perhaps through Girl Scouting; these are the lessons of courage and caring for others by trying to make the world a better place in which to live,” says Chappell.

Chappell will be honored at the 2013 East-Central Alabama Women of Distinction luncheon on Friday, March 8. For more information, visit