The Jefferson County Bessemer Cut-off District Attorney's office
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Lynneice O. Washington is the elected District Attorney for the jurisdictional area of Jefferson County known as the Bessemer Cutoff. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, she is a product of the Birmingham Public School System. However later after becoming an Assistant District Attorney, she planted her feet, married, and raised her family as a proud resident of an unincorporated area of the Bessemer Cutoff. From youth, she aspired to pursue a career as a lawyer and received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Corrections from Auburn University at Montgomery. She went on to receive a Juris Doctorate from Miles Law School.
DA Washington began her professional career as a General Law Practitioner. She continued her career as a prosecutor with the Bessemer District Attorney’s Office, then, became appointed as Presiding Judge over the Bessemer Municipal Court. Later she served as an Appellate Prosecutor of Irondale Municipal Court and hearing officer for the Jefferson County Personnel Board while maintaining Judgeship for Bessemer Municipal Court.
In November of 2016, she made history by becoming the first African American woman in Alabama to be elected as district attorney.
If you have been wrongly convicted of a crime, and have new credible and verifiable evidence of innocence, you can have your case reviewed.