A Tuscaloosa Attorney who has served Woodstock as a Municipal Judge for many years has been appointed to a Circuit Court Judgeship in Tuscaloosa. Dennis Steverson has been appointed to serve as one of two family court judges to serve Tuscaloosa County.

Gov. Kay Ivey appointed the longtime attorney and judge to fill the unexpired term of Philip Lisenby. Steverson will be one of six Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court judges.

“I am deeply humbled at the confidence placed in me by Governor Ivey in making this appointment and by the trust of my colleagues for offering my name for this position,” Steverson said. “I will strive to bring not only justice but also compassion to a position which has a tremendous impact on the lives of families and young people throughout our community.”

Lisenby retired March 16 after serving since 1996.

In this position, Steverson will preside over family court and juvenile cases in Tuscaloosa County.

He has served as a circuit court judge and is now a part-time municipal judge for Tuscaloosa and Northport, municipal judge for the town of Woodstock and as a Tuscaloosa County Special Probate Judge.

He has worked for many years in domestic relations and juvenile court and is a former board chairman of the United Way of West Alabama. Steverson graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar on Sept. 24, 1982.

Judge Steverson will be sworn into office in a private ceremony by Judge John England on Friday and will begin his duties Monday.