Lonnie A. Washington, Sr. graduated from Alabama State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in English and from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1991. He was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1992.
Since 2007, Attorney Washington has served as a judge pro-tem in the Birmingham Municipal Court and in the cities of Lipscomb, Midfield, Fairfield and Bessemer, Alabama.
Since 2010, Attorney Washington has served as General Counsel to the Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention (ASMBC), which is the state’s largest denomination of African-American Baptists. Attorney Washington travels throughout the state of Alabama and conducts seminars and presentations for ASMBC member churches on legal issues pertaining to non-profit corporate governance, ethics, estate taxation, state planning of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills and advanced care directives, Medicaid estate planning, consumer protection law, consumer product safety, and home ownership protection law.
In 2011, Attorney Washington was awarded the outstanding community service award by the Birmingham Metro Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Additionally, Attorney Washington was selected to serve as an associate member of the Jefferson County Alabama Personnel Board.
In 2012, Attorney Washington was selected to serve as a network attorney for the Alabama Education Association (AEA). In this capacity, he represents custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, teachers and other Alabama Public School Employees who are members of the AEA during adverse personnel hearings, civil litigation, and criminal proceedings.
In 2013, Attorney Washington was appointed Municipal Judge in Brighton, Alabama and Lipscomb, Alabama.
For the years 2015-2018 Attorney Lonnie A. Washington, Sr. taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Evidence, Introduction to Corrections, Introduction to Courts, and Constitutional Law at Miles College.
In 2016, Attorney Lonnie A. Washington, Sr. won the Alabama State NAACP attorney of the year award for his legal work on behalf of underrepresented urban and rural communities throughout the state of Alabama.
In 2017, Attorney Washington began teaching Civil Procedure at Miles Law School.
In 2018, Jefferson County, Alabama Sheriff Mike Hale has engaged Attorney Washington to begin teaching1st, Fourth Amendment, Fifth Amendment, 6th amendment, 8th Amendment, and evidence to the men and women of the Jefferson County, Alabama Sheriff’s Department.