The Honorable Brendette Brown Green serves as a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Birmingham. She was unanimously appointed to the bench by the Birmingham City Council in 2008. Judge Green presides over the largest docket in the courthouse which includes hundreds of cases on a daily basis. Prior to her tenure with Municipal Court, Judge Green served as a Senior Trial Referee at Jefferson County Family Court where she presided over voluminous dockets involving juvenile delinquency, abused and neglected children and domestic violence. While serving at Family Court, Judge Green was also appointed as a Special Circuit Judge.
This tremendous contact with the general public from all socioeconomic backgrounds combined with her call to serve keeps Judge Green aware and on the forefront of many of the problems facing the community at large.
Because of the acceptance of her role as a servant she believes in giving back. Therefore she engages in activities in the community in an effort to eradicate some of the problems plaguing the community. When she is not serving on the bench, Judge Green serves as a mentor to youth as well as professional women through organizations such as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., National Coalition of 100 Black Women and informally. Young ladies mentored by Judge Green have gone on to attend institutions of higher learning such as : The University of Alabama, Northwestern University, Alabama State University, Stillman College, Alabama A&M, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Spelman College to name a few.
She has actively served as a board member for the Women’s Section of the Birmingham Bar in a leadership role that has afforded her the opportunity to present monetary service awards, sponsored by the section, to Law students at Miles, Cumberland, Birmingham School of Law and The University of Alabama. Judge Green has worked tirelessly to facilitate education in the areas of voter registration and voter education, equal pay, leadership and professional development. It is not uncommon to see Judge Green at community events engaged in voter registration. She is also very active in the National Bar Association where she has participated in the youth outreach program of the organization. Additionally, she participated in the Preserving Justice outreach program of the Birmingham Bar Association, The Magic City Bar Association and The Birmingham Bar Foundation to teach high school students about the impact and contribution of lawyers to the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham. Judge Green has extended her service to other organizations benefitting the community including; Black Women’s Roundtable, Delta Academy, Delta Academy and Embody Youth Initiatives, American Association of University Women, Girls Inc. of Central Alabama, Vulcan Park and Museum and The Birmingham Park and Recreation Board to name a few. While a member of The Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, Judge Green became aware of an untapped source of scholarships awarded to youth who excelled in Lacrosse. Therefore, she fostered a relationship with members of the community who were interested in Lacrosse and the Greater Birmingham Youth Lacrosse Association to introduce Birmingham youth to this sport. As of this date, African American youth from the Birmingham area have been awarded Lacrosse scholarships to: Howard University in Washington, D.C.; Tennessee Wesleyan in Athens, Tennessee; Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama; Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia; Pointe University in West Point, Georgia and the list goes on.
In February 2015, Judge Green was recognized by Mayor William Bell as a Servant Leader in the community. She has also been recognized by the Metro Chapter of the NAACP as a Women’s History Honoree. Of all the public service work Judge Green does, she is most proud of her scholarship for Park and Recreation summer campers named in honor of her late mother, Leila G. Brown and a scholarship for college students in memory of her sister, Dorothy Jean Brown through the Birmingham Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. because both taught her to serve by example.
Judge Green graduated with honors from Miles Law School and earned her B.S. degree from The University of Alabama. She is the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Henry Brown, Sr. Judge Green is the proud mother of two adult daughters, one granddaughter and one grandson. She is a faithful member of The Worship Center where she serves in the Prayer Ministry.