Alfred Bahakel

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Alfred Bahakel

Alfred Bahakel (born c. 1951) is a former judge who sat on the criminal bench for the 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama.

Bahakel earned a business management degree from UAB in 1975. He earned his juris doctorate at the Birmingham School of Law and began working at Bahakel & Bahakel in 1979. He left private practice in 1993 to take his seat on the circuit court. He was re-elected in 1998, 2004 and, narrowly, 2010.

Bahakel retired from the bench effective June 1, 2013. He remained as an appointed supernumerary judge pending the assignment of a replacement justice.

Bahakel is the brother of former judge Gloria Bahakel.


  • Faulk, Kent (May 30, 2013) "Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Alfred Bahakel retiring, but staying on until successor chosen."