Beloved Retired Judge Ben McLaughlin Passes Away at 83, Leaving a Legacy in Alabama’s 33rd Circuit

OZARK, Ala. (AP) – Former Judge Ben McLaughlin passed away on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 83. McLaughlin dedicated many years to serving as a judge in the 33 Circuit, Dale and Geneva Counties, spanning from 1976 to 2013.

Known for his commitment to justice and upholding the law, McLaughlin’s passing leaves a void in the legal community. Colleagues and community members are mourning this loss and reflecting on his contributions.

During his tenure, McLaughlin presided over numerous cases, making fair and impartial decisions. His wisdom and experience earned him the respect and admiration of his peers.

Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced as of Thursday morning, leaving friends and family to cope with their grief. The news of McLaughlin’s death has left the community in shock and sadness.

As a prominent figure in the legal profession, McLaughlin’s legacy will continue to inspire future generations of judges, attorneys, and legal professionals. His commitment to upholding justice will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

In his 37 years on the bench, McLaughlin’s impact reached far beyond the courtroom. He played an instrumental role in shaping the legal landscape of Dale and Geneva Counties. His dedication to fairness and ensuring the rights of all individuals will be remembered as his enduring legacy.

We extend our deepest condolences to Judge McLaughlin’s family and friends during this difficult time. His passing leaves a void in the community, but his memory will forever be cherished as a testament to his distinguished career and contribution to the pursuit of justice.

Retired Judge Ben McLaughlin, who served as a judge in the 33 Circuit, Dale and Geneva Counties from 1976 to 2013, passed away on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 83. Funeral arrangements are yet to be announced.