Capell & Howard attorney Jerusha T. Adams appointed magistrate judge; welcomes W. Jackson Britton to the firm


Special to the
Opelika Observer

Jerusha T. Adams, a shareholder at Capell & Howard P.C., has been selected by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama as a full-time magistrate judge.
“The firm is very pleased to congratulate Jerusha on her selection as a magistrate judge for the United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama. Although Jerusha’s time with Capell & Howard has been short, we have watched her accomplish great things in her professional career and in the local community. While we are sad to lose Jerusha as a member of the firm, we are thrilled to see her take on this new position, and we look forward with pride to her service in the federal judiciary. We know that she will do great things,” said Managing Partner Courtney Williams.
Before joining Capell & Howard, Adams worked as an assistant United States attorney and as senior litigation counsel for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama in both the civil and criminal divisions. She served as staff attorney for Circuit Judge Joel F. Dubina of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, career law clerk for Chief United States District Judge W. Keith Watkins for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, law clerk for former United States District Judge Mark E. Fuller for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama and law clerk for retired United States Magistrate Judge Vanzetta P. McPherson for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
Adams graduated cum laude from Western Michigan University and received her juris doctorate from Emory University.
The firm is also pleased to welcome W. Jackson Britton. Britton graduated magna cum laude from The University of Alabama in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and received his juris doctorate from The University of Alabama School of Law in 2019. Britton’s practice includes primarily civil litigation and covers various areas of law.
While in law school, Britton was a senior editor for the Alabama Law Review and served as senator in the Student Bar Association. He also served the Honor Council as student ombudsman. He is a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church Montgomery. In his spare time, Britton likes to spend time at Lake Martin with his rescue dog, Judge.
Since 1947, the attorneys of Capell & Howard, P.C. have been providing clients professional expertise coupled with an abiding commitment to client service. As a full-service provider of legal advice and representation, its attorneys have been recognized across a wide range of practice areas. The firm also has served for many years as the sole Alabama representative in SCG Legal, an international association of law firms with offices in the capital city of each state and many financial centers around the world.
Based in Montgomery with an office in the Auburn-Opelika area, the firm’s central location allows for efficient representation throughout the state.
In addition to its in-state client base, the firm serves as Alabama counsel for regional, national and international companies.


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