Daphne — Judge William E. “Bill” Scully Jr. announces that he will seek election to serve a full term as District Judge, Place 2 for the 28th Judicial Circuit in Baldwin County. Scully was …
Daphne — Judge William E. “Bill” Scully Jr. announces that he will seek election to serve a full term as District Judge, Place 2 for the 28th Judicial Circuit in Baldwin County. Scully was appointed to the position earlier this year to replace Judge Clark Stankoski, who was appointed to the Circuit Court.
Scully is a graduate of Indiana University and Washington and Lee University Law School. After law school he served in the U.S. Army as a Judge Advocate while stationed at Fort Stewart, Ga., and Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.
From 1991 until 1996, Scully was an assistant district attorney in Mobile County. He spent more than 24 years in private practice with broad trial and appellate experience in all federal, state and local courts. Before taking the bench this past February, Scully was in practice with his son William E. “Liam” Scully III at Scully & Scully, P.C. in Daphne.
Scully brings an extensive career in military law to the bench. A Colonel (Ret.) in the U.S. Army Reserve, he served as a Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) in the 377th Theater Sustainment Command based in New Orleans. The 377th Command is the Army Reserve’s largest operational command with more than 35,000 soldiers and 764 civilians, overseeing more than 405 units across 35 states. From March 2003 to November 2004, Scully was mobilized and then deployed to serve as acting SJA for the forward elements of the organization, which involved the supervision of military justice for nearly 40,000 soldiers in units throughout Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. His career also includes five years as Commander for the 139th Legal Support Organization in Nashville, Tenn.
"I appreciate it that folks say, ‘Thank you for your service,’ when they learn of my military background. I'm gratified by the compliment, but I’m the one who should really be doing the thanking. Public service is a privilege. People place special trust and confidence in the public servant,” Scully said. “Throughout my military career I tried to perform my duties with diligence and integrity to show that I merited that special trust and confidence. The people of Baldwin County should expect no less of me as their District Court Judge. I am thankful for the responsibility that has been placed in me to date, and I pledge to remain dedicated to honest public service throughout my future term as judge."
Prior to his appointment, Scully sat on the City of Daphne Board of Zoning Adjustment and chaired the City of Daphne Planning Commission. He is a member of the Daphne Library Foundation, where he also serves as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Alabama Republican Party, associate member of the South Baldwin Republican Women, American Legion Post 199, VFW Post 5662, Eastern Shore Sertoma Club and the Baldwin County Association for Retarded Citizens. An avid ballroom dancer, he is also President of the Board of Directors for the Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Association.
He and his wife Donna, a Certified Nephrology Nurse, have been married 37 years and have three adult children, including a former foster daughter, and two grandchildren. A bi-faith family, Scully and his wife are active in their respective churches, he at Christ the King Church in Daphne and she at Ascension Lutheran Church, also in Daphne.