Honorable J. Clark Stankoski

Mailing Address:
312 Courthouse Square
Suite 21
Bay Minette, Al. 36507

Office Main Phone - (251) 937-0237

Judicial Assistant/Criminal Matters: Tammy Rieben - (251) 937-0237
Court Attendant/Civil Matters: Mary Presley-(251) 580-1830
Court Reporter: Brooke Dollarhide - (251) 580-2584

Proposed Civil Jury Scheduling Order

Expungement Checklist

Rule 9 Paperwork

Waiver of Probation Instructions


May Jury Trials

Judge J. Clark Stankoski, a native of Dothan, Alabama, moved to Baldwin County in 1989.  After completing law school, Judge Stankoski and his brother opened the law firm Stankoski, LLP, where he practiced law for over 18 years in Fairhope.  Judge Stankoski’s primary practice was criminal defense, and he also maintained a general civil practice as well.

Judge Stankoski is a former prosecutor with the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office (1998-2002), former attorney for the town of Silverhill (2005-2015), and former member of the Fairhope Personnel Board.

He was initially appointed as a District Court Judge in 2015 by the Governor of Alabama, and was elected to that position in 2016.  He was again appointed by the Governor of Alabama, to his current position of Circuit Court Judge in 2016, and was later elected to his first full term in 2018.

Judge Stankoski is a graduate of Huntingdon College where he earned a B.A. Degree in Accounting (1993) and Thomas Goode Jones School of Law where he earned a J.D. Degree (1996)

Judge Stankoski is a current member of the Alabama Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Alabama Rules of Evidence (2019-2022), the Task Force on Innovative Justice Solutions, and is the First Alternate of the Court of the Judiciary.

As Presiding Judge, Judge Stankoski chairs or is a member of the following committees: Baldwin County Bar Executive Committee, Baldwin County Community Corrections Committee, Baldwin County Courthouse Security Committee, Baldwin County Indigent Contract Counsel Committee, Board of Baldwin County Substance Abuse Services, Inc., Board of Baldwin County Court Services, Inc., Judicial Selection Committee, as well as exercises a general supervision of the judges, clerks, registers, court reporters, bailiffs, sheriffs and other court employees of the Circuit and District Courts within Baldwin County.

He and his wife, Christina, have three (3) children: Davison, Colleen and Ford, and are all members of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.  Judge Stankoski is a member of the Republican Party.