CONTRIBUTED BY KIRS PATTON FOR DISTRICT JUDGE
Auburn attorney, Kris Patton is excited to announce a run for district court judge in Lee County, Alabama. Patton has been practicing law for over twenty years. As a trial attorney, Patton has helped hundreds of families navigate the legal system. Patton said she understands the weight, concern and anxiety litigants carry when they walk into an unfamiliar building and put their unique case in the hands of a total stranger. As a judge, Patton said she will bring that understanding and compassion to the bench.
Patton has a strong track record in both private practice and as a deputy attorney general. Patton has represented individuals from all walks of life in a variety of situations: from corporations and landlords to indigent families and as guardian ad litem for children. Patton said she firmly believes that judges should possess the intellectual curiosity to study the law, listen to the evidence and apply the law faithfully to the unique facts each case brings.
“The main reason I am running is the versatility I would bring to the Lee County judicial system,” she said. “Our court system is overrun with cases and getting your case to trial timely can be an issue. I understand the financial and emotional toll that litigation has on people. Because I have a strong background in family and juvenile law, I offer flexibility to our local judicial system. I can handle a different type of case load which should help alleviate the backlog we are currently experiencing in other courtrooms.”
Patton moved with her family to Auburn in 2014 and said she immediately fell in love with the community and its people. Patton joined the law firm Akridge & Balch P.C. in 2014 where she said she has worked extremely hard to prove herself as a prominent attorney who fights for her clients. Patton is a lifetime member of Psi Chi, and graduated from law school with honors in trial advocacy.
Patton helped coach a 13 and under boys’ soccer team this past spring.
“It was an immense honor to work with those guys.” she said. “They did not quit; they did not give up even when we had a losing streak. Those guys fought back from being in the back of the pack and came in third in the playoffs. Our season was an incredible metaphor for life. Every player is talented and together we can achieve amazing things.”
Patton said she also enjoys Auburn football, playing tennis (albeit very badly), horseback riding, boating and before having children, amateur auto racing. Patton is a mom to two children, and one “so- ugly-she’s-cute” pug. Patton and her husband recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary. They are active members of Auburn United Methodist Church.
Check Patton out on Facebook: Kris Patton for District Judge. Committee to Elect Kris Patton P.O. Box 1624, Auburn, AL 36801.