Judge and Clerk

The Honorable Judge Will Parks III

Will Parks III was born in Scottsboro, Alabama on April 27, 1974. He graduated from Scottsboro High School in 1992, Auburn University in 1996 (cum laude), and the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in 1999. Will practiced law in Birmingham from 1999 to 2005, before returning to Scottsboro. He was appointed as Judge of the Hollywood Municipal Court in 2013 to replace retiring Judge Larry Ward.

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Susanne York Holland, Court Clerk/Magistrate

Susanne Holland was born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. She graduated from Ider High School in 1994, Northeast Alabama Community College in 1996 (summa cum laude), and received her certification as an Alabama Court Clerk/Magistrate from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, in 2005. She has been employed by the town since 2000 and served in several positions. She was appointed as a magistrate and upon completion of her training, she was appointed as the court clerk in 2005. She lives in Ider, Alabama, with her greatest achievement, her son Kaleb.

Tommy Armstrong, Prosecutor

Tommy Armstrong Graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1964 with a major in English. He attended Cumberland School of Law of Sanford University from 1964-1967, graduating in 1967 with a Juris Doctorate Degree. From 1967-1968, Mr. Armstrong served as a law clerk for the Honorable Elbert Parsons, Presiding Judge of the 23rd Judicial Circuit of Alabama (Madison County). Mr. Armstrong practiced with the firm of Dawson, McGinty, and Livingston in Scottsboro, Alabama from 1968-1970. He served as First Executive Director of Legal Aid Society of Madison County from 1971-1973. In 1973, he returned to Scottsboro, Alabama, engaged in private practice and served as an Assistant District Attorney until 1973. From 1973-1978, Mr. Armstrong served as the First District Attorney of the newly created 38th Judicial Circuit of Alabama (Jackson County). In 1978 to present, he resigned as District Attorney and returned to private practice in Scottsboro,Alabama, also serving as a part-time Assistant District Attorney prosecuting all the cases in District Court. He has served as the Prosecutor for the Town of Hollywood since 2009.

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The Honorable Judge Larry Ward (Retired)

Raymond Larry Ward was born in Scottsboro, Alabama. He graduated from Scottsboro High School in 1966, the University of Alabama in 1970, and law school in 1974. Judge Ward served as the Hollywood Municipal Court Judge for over 35 years. He served as judge for several Jackson County Municipal courts with the longest running court being with Hollywood. During his service to the town Judge Ward set a high standard of work ethics within the court system and those who worked with him. He retired in November of 2013.