The D.A.'s Office
Jill H. Lee was appointed District Attorney of the 18th Judicial Circuit of Alabama in September of 2014 by Governor Robert Bentley. Prior to her appointment, Jill served as Chief Assistant District Attorney for more than ten years.
Jill began her legal career in the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office over twenty years ago while she was a student at Cumberland School of Law. After graduation in 1992 Jill worked with the District Attorney’s Office before being hired by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. In January of 1995 she returned to the District Attorney’s Office to work for District Attorney Robby Owens. In her nineteen years with the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office she has worked every kind of case from traffic tickets and confidential juvenile matters to high profile capital murder cases. She has tried cases before both Judge and Jury.
During the course of her career Jill has trained law enforcement officers on proper search and seizure, on current law and changes in the law and on being an effective witness. She has counselled countless victims of crime and considers the crime victim her “professional passion”. Jill has had an integral part in the startup phase of alternative courts in Shelby County which are recognized as among the most effective and progressive in the State of Alabama.
Jill is the current secretary of the Board of Directors of Owens House, the Center for abused children in Shelby County, and is an active participant in fund raising activities for that facility. She is also the current President of the Board of Directors for Shelby County Community Corrections. She is a member of the Drug Free Coalition in Shelby County. Jill was a member of the first CASA Board of Directors in Shelby County and is a graduate of Leadership Shelby County.
The Shelby County District Attorney's Office employs a team of thirteen attorneys along with support staff and investigators. Together, they prosecute felonies of all types, misdemeanors, juvenile cases involving delinquencies or children in need of supervision, civil matters where the State of Alabama has a specified interest and statutory authority, and various other matters assigned to the District Attorney by the laws of Alabama.