Buddy Brackin was born and raised in Marengo County, AL and graduated from Thomaston High School in 1968. Upon graduation from high school, Buddy attended Marion Military Institute for one year and graduated from Troy University in 1972.
He thereafter attended the University of Alabama School of Law obtaining his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1976 as well as his Masters Degree in Public Administration. After law school, Buddy was employed with the State of Alabama Attorney General’s Office in Montgomery. In 1977, Buddy relocated to Baldwin County, Alabama. In 1986, Buddy formed Julian B. Brackin, P.C. which later became Brackin, McGriff and Johnson, P.C.
Buddy practices extensively in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI, Condominium Law, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Banking Law, Business Organizations, Divorce, Juvenile, Child Support, Personal Injury, and Estate matters.
Buddy is a past President of the Baldwin County Bar Association and formerly served as a member of the Baldwin County Judicial Selection Committee as the Baldwin County Bar Association’s representative. Buddy also serves on the Standing Committee on Practice and Procedure and is registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster.
Buddy has been the Municipal Judge of the Cities of Robertsdale, Alabama and Orange Beach, Alabama since 1980 and 1994, respectively. He was a founding Director of Vision Bank and currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Capstone Bancshares, Inc.