Eric Funderburk served on the Russell County District Court bench for 12 years from January 1999 to January 2011. From January 2000 to January 2009, he served as Family Court Judge, presiding over all delinquent and dependent juvenile matters, child support enforcement, domestic cases involving children and domestic violence cases. From 2009 to January 2011, he served as District Court Judge presiding over all district criminal cases, district civil and small claims cases, felony preliminary hearings and traffic cases and continued to preside over all child support enforcement cases.
Mr. Funderburk received his Juris Doctorate (JD) in 1995 from Jones School of Law and, in December 2010, completed his Master of Laws (LLM) in International Taxation and Financial Services with a specialization in Bankruptcy, from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.
During his years on the Family Court bench, Judge Funderburk served as an officer of the Alabama Family Court Judges Association and was its representative on the Alabama Department of Human Resources State Quality Assurance Committee and Policy sub-Committee. He was a member of the Alabama Court Improvement project assisting the Alabama Administrative Office of Courts in its efforts to improve the Family Court system in Alabama. He was a member of the committee that wrote the Alabama Child Abduction Prevention Act. He is a past president of the Russell County Bar Association and served Russell County as the Director of the Children's Policy Counsel for 9 years. He served on the Board of Directors of the Russell County Child and Family Connections and founded the Russell County CHINS program and was co-founder of the Russell County GIGG program. Currently, Judge Funderburk serves as a board member for Girls, Inc. and the Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
Eric Funderburk primarily practices in areas of Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Family Law.