Twin Alabama State Grads Serving as District Court Judges

Courtesy: Taneisha Tucker
Courtesy: Taneisha Tucker

By: Kent Faulk –

The lives of identical twin sisters Shera Grant and Shanta Owens have often mirrored each other.

Both of the Birmingham natives graduated from Alabama State University. Both graduated from law school at Louisiana State University. While Grant went to Atlanta after law school and Owens came back to Birmingham, both ended up with jobs as prosecutors.

Their girls are both 6 years old and were born four months apart. Their sons are 3 years old and also born four months apart. Their husbands, who they married two months apart in 2003, also have been best friends since kindergarten.

Shanta has been a district court judge since her election in 2008. She won a second term and is up for re-election in 2020.

Now Shera too is a district court judge after Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Friday appointed her to fill the seat of Jack Lowther.

Read the full story – Twin Judges – Shera Grant Joins Sister on the Bench


One thought on “Twin Alabama State Grads Serving as District Court Judges

  1. This is so awesome. I hope both young ladies are giving back to Alabama State University (ASU). The success the twins have had can inspire other young ladies at ASU

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