Judge Mendheim is now Justice Mendheim after swearing in ceremony

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Montgomery (WTVY)- Brad Mendheim is now an Alabama Supreme Court justice after he was sworn-in Monday in Montgomery. He previously served as circuit judge for Houston and Henry Counties.

Governor Kay Ivey, who appointed him Friday, and Chief Justice Lyn Stuart were among those who attended the private swearing in at the Capitol.

“I appreciate the confidence placed in me by Governor Ivey, and I commit to serving the people of Alabama with diligence and integrity,” Mendheim said following his appointment. “I’ve been a trial court judge for most of my career, and I look forward to bringing that experience to the Supreme Court, while working with my new colleagues to ensure justice is achieved in every case we hear.”

His appointment leaves an opening in the 20th Judicial Circuit. Until Governor Ivey selects Mendheim’s replacement---and that will likely happen soon----his docket will be covered by other judges, including those retired with supernumerary status.

Mendheim will serve the remainder of Justice Glenn Murdock’s term that ends in January 2019 and is expected to seek a full term.