J. Langford Floyd
After 20 years as a District and Circuit Judge in the 28th Judicial Circuit, covering Baldwin County, Alabama, including the last 2 years as Presiding Judge, Lang retired from the bench in December 2016 and began his ADR practice. He currently manages a statewide mediation practice from his hometown of Fairhope, mediating hundreds of cases and claims involving the same issues he heard as a judge. He is a fellow with the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
Lang received the Alabama State Bar Judicial Award of Merit for his contribution to the development and implementation of the Alacourt electronic filing system, including 10 years as Chair of the Supreme Court of Alabama Court Technology Commission. This background allows him to comfortably use technology, including video conferencing, in many of his mediations.
Lang serves as a Bar Commissioner, representing Baldwin County, Chair of the State Bar Court Technology Task Force, and a member on the Supreme Court’s Committee on Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration. He served as Co-chair of the State Bar Executive Director Search Committee in 2021. He is a past recipient of the State Bar President’s Award and Commissioner’s Award. Lang is a graduate of Troy University and Cumberland School of Law. He served 28 years in the Army Reserves as a Judge Advocate General, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He and Debbie have been married 42 years and have two daughters and two grandchildren. The entire family attends Fairhope United Methodist Church.
2020 National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
2018 Fellow, Alabama Law Foundation
2017 Howell Heflin Honesty & Integrity in the Professional Award Recipient
2015 Alabama State Bar Judicial Award of Merit Recipient
Member, Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration Committee
Bar Commissioner for Baldwin County, Alabama State Bar (2017-present)
J. Langford Floyd LLC
50 South Greeno Road, Suite C-3
Fairhope, AL 36532