About Judge Davenport

Judge Davenport was raised in Houston County, Alabama. He attended Dothan City schools graduating from Dothan High School in 1983. He received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Judge Davenport attended graduate school at the University of South Alabama where he studied political science and public policy administration. Judge Davenport received his Juris Doctorate degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Judge Davenport has been married to Teresa Smith Davenport since 1986. Together they have three daughters Shelby Leigh, Katie, and Caroline. He and his family worship at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church where he serves as deacon and Sunday school teacher. He also serves on the Christian Life Commission of the Alabama Baptist State Convention. Judge enjoys reading, gardening, and coaching his daughters' fast pitch softball teams.

Judge Davenport is a member of the Alabama Bar Association; Houston County Bar Association; Board of Directors of Wiregrass Hope Group; Wiregrass Inns of Court; Dothan/Houston County Rotary Club; Houston County Christian Legal Society, Past President; Houston County Bar Association Ethics Committee (2005-2009).

Before being elected Probate Judge of Houston County, Judge Davenport practiced as an attorney specializing in probate, estate planning, and business planning. While in graduate school, Judge Davenport worked for the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, as a Marine Police Officer. He also served honorably in the United States Navy aboard the USS Constellation (CV-64).