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.