Photo by Cindy Rust Joe Hendricks is sworn-in Monday, Nov. 25 by retired Circuit Judge William Fuqua as Logan and Todd County's Circuit Court Judge. He is pictured with his wife Kaye.

Photo by Cindy Rust

Joe Hendricks is sworn-in Monday, Nov. 25 by retired Circuit Judge William Fuqua as Logan and Todd County's Circuit Court Judge. He is pictured with his wife Kaye.

A swearing-in ceremony was held Monday, Nov. 25 for Circuit Court Judge Joe Hendricks for Todd and Logan Counties. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Logan County Justice Center.

Hendricks won the local race that was on the ballot on Election Day. Hendricks got 4,932 votes in both Logan and Todd counties in the race to fill the unexpired term of Circuit Court Judge Tyler Gill. There are three years left on the unexpired term.

The newly elected judge is a native of Logan County and a 1988 graduate of Logan County High School. He is married to Kaye Hendricks, who is a teacher at Chandlers Elementary School. His parents are Joe Wayne and Cathie Hendricks, retired farmers. Joe and Kaye are members of Liberty Baptist Church in Auburn, where Joe serves as a Deacon and he and Kaye teach Sunday School.

Hendricks attended Berry College on scholarship and graduated magna cum laude in 1992 with a degree in Economics and Political Science. He served as President of the Baptist Student Union and the Economics Honor Society. Hendricks graduated in 1995 from Georgia State University College of Law where he interned with the United States Attorney's Office and assisted in the prosecution of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Federal Court.

Before taking office, Hendricks was a partner at Brooks and Hendricks, a general law practice in Russellville. For the last five years, he has helped families with estate planning, civil litigation, family law, and criminal defense.