Probate Judge

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           WELCOME to the web site of the Lee County Probate Judge's Office

The Probate Judge in Lee County is a countywide elected representative of the people responsible for the administration of the Probate Court, the licensing office and the public records office.  In addition, the Probate Judge serves as the Chairman of the Lee County Commission.  The Probate Judge is also the Chief Elections Official of the county, and serves along with the Sheriff and the Circuit Clerk as the official Appointing and Canvassing Board for all county, state and federal elections.  Additionally, the Probate Judge serves on other quasi-governmental boards, including the Lee-Russell Council of Governments and the Auburn-Opelika Convention and Visitors Bureau.

"After 18 years employment in the Lee County Probate Office, I was elected to serve as Lee County's 14th Probate Judge in November, 2000 and I took office in January, 2001.  I deem it a privilege and an honor to have been chosen to serve the citizens of Lee County in this critical position of responsibility.

My staff and I are dedicated to serving the citizens of Lee County.  In every area of responsibility, my goals are to be: (1) prompt; (2) courteous; (3) fair; and (4) available when needed.  My highest priority is to offer the best customer service possible to the public, with the most modern technology available.

This website is designed and offered to facilitate the mission of the Probate Office and allow improved service to the public.  If the staff of the Probate Office or I can be of assistance to you, please don't hesitate to contact us."

Judge Bill English


Contact Information:               Judge Bill English
                                                P. O. Box 811
                                                Opelika, AL 36803-0811
                                                Work:  (334) 745-9761
                                                Home:  (334) 749-2399                    
                                                Email:   probatejudge@mindspring.com

Chief Clerk:                              Ms. Becky Freeman
                                                P. O. Box 2266
                                                Opelika, AL 36803-2266
                                                Work:  (334) 745-9761
                                                Email:   bfreeman@leeco.us



  Previous Lee County Probate Judges .....YEARS SERVED:

13. Judge I. H. "Hal" Smith                            1977-2001
12. Judge Ira Weissinger, Sr.                         1950-1977
11. Judge James L. Killian                              1949-1950
10. Judge John T. Frazer                                1935-1949
  9. Judge Lum Duke                                       1932-1935
  8. Judge Griffin P. Butler                              1915-1932
  7. Judge John B. Lyons                                 1904-1915
  6. Judge Frank M. Renfro                              1898-1904
  5. Judge William C. Robinson                        1886-1898
 4. Judge Thomas L. Frazer                            1883-1886
   3. Judge James K. Edwards                            1880-1883
  2. Judge Wilson WIlliams                               1872-1880
  1. Judge David Read                                      1867-1872