I think I have heard the phrase “judicial temperament” more in the last couple of months than I have throughout my entire life. For me, a way to describe and define judicial temperament is to simply say the name of Judge Dennis O’Dell. He is a long-standing Circuit Court Judge in Madison County Alabama. He is, of course, knowledgeable, wise and well-respected. Beyond those qualities, he also takes great pains to treat all litigants and lawyers who appear before him fairly and respectfully, with a dose of good humor and a ready smile. We have really been blessed here in North Alabama to have a judge like Dennis O’Dell. That will be evident when you listen to this podcast. Judge O’Dell is retiring from the bench soon and, as I implore him on this podcast, the citizens of Alabama would be very well served if he would consider a run at the Alabama Supreme Court!