Jack Lowther

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Judge Jack Lowther

John G. "Jack" Lowther is an attorney and former district court judge. He held Place 5 and presided over the civil division of the Jefferson County District Court until his retirement on November 1, 2015.

Lowther attended the University of Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law. He and fellow classmate David Smith won the John A. Campbell Moot Court Competition and later opened a law practice together, specializing in commercial transactions and insurance subrogation. Lowther taught business law for two years at the University of Alabama Business School.

In 1980 Lowther began serving as a part time judge in Vestavia Hills' municipal court. He served a president of the Alabama State Municipal Judges Association and as vice-chairman of the state's Advisory Committee on Municipal Courts.

Lowther took his seat as a district judge on February 14, 2002. He ran unopposed as a Democrat in the 2010 election.

Lowther was active in the Alabama District Judges Association, serving as president in 2008-2009. He also served on several committees and commissions organized by the Alabama Supreme Court. He retired in 2015, leaving his vacant seat to be filled by the Jefferson County Commission until the 2016 general election.


  • Faulk, Kent (November 2, 2015) "Judge Jack Lowther retires; Commission seeks candidates." The Birmingham News