Etowah County District Attorney's Office

Etowah County, AL

JMW updated photo for DA Book - USE

Welcome to the website of the Etowah County District Attorney's Office, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Etowah County, Alabama. This website is designed to introduce you to the office of the district attorney, Jody Willoughby, and assist the citizens of Etowah County in navigating through the legal justice system if they are the victims of crime, or a merchant in need of assistance with the collection of worthless check. A number of specialized support units help in the administration of justice and protection of the rights of children, victims and witnesses. Our office is located on the ground floor of the Etowah County Judicial Building, 801 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL 35901.

The mission of the Sixteenth Judicial District Attorney's office is to pursue justice through the fair and ethical prosecutions of criminal offenders, to seek justice for victims of crime, to create a safer community through positive partnerships with law enforcement and other community members, and to earn and hold the trust and respect of the citizens that we are privileged and honored to serve.

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Etowah County Mugshots

Important News & Updates

DA Speaks at Senate Judiciary Committee in Montgomery

District Attorney Jody Willoughby, spoke yesterday to the Senate Judiciary Committee in Montgomery concerning an important piece of proposed Legislation being considered this Session. "Thanks to Vice Chair, Senator Phil Williams, Chairman, Senator Cam Ward, and others on the Committee, for allowing me the opportunity to present the position of DA’s and Law Enforcement!" -Jody Willoughby, DA 16th Judicial Circuit

Awesome Job Southside PD

Great work Southside Police Department for your hard work raising money and awareness for cancer During No Shave November. Thank you for letting me be a part of this wonderful fundraising opportunity! - Jody Willoughby, DA 16th Judicial Circuit  

The James M. Barrie Center

I had a great time at the ribbon cutting for the James M. Barrie Center for Children. Patricia Richardson Falcon and staff are amazing!!. We are so fortunate to have them dedicate their lives to the children and families they serve. Thanks to all who came to support. -DA Jody Willoughby