Steve Marshall appointed Alabama attorney general

Steve Marshall appointed Alabama attorney general

MONTGOMERY (TAB) — Steve Marshall of Marshall County has been appointed Alabama’s new attorney general, according to a late afternoon Feb. 10 news release from Gov. Robert Bentley’s office.

Marshall, former Marshall County District Attorney, will fill the vacancy left by Luther Strange upon his appointment to the United States Senate on Feb. 9.

“Steve is a well-respected district attorney with impeccable credentials and strong conservative values,” Bentley said. “I know he will be a great attorney general who will uphold the laws of this state and serve the people of Alabama with fairness. Steve has been instrumental in key legislation to protect Alabamians when it comes to opioid abuse, and I know he will continue to uphold the law as he serves as the state’s top law enforcement official.”

Prior to his appointment, Marshall served as the district attorney for the 27th Judicial Circuit, which is comprised of Marshall County, since 2001, according to the news release. Previously, Marshall formed the law firm McLaughlin & Marshall. He also served as a district representative for Alabama and Georgia to the American Bar Association and was a member of the Alabama Young Lawyers Executive Committee. While practicing in Marshall County, he served as a legal analyst for the Alabama House of Representatives for several legislative sessions. During that time he was the prosecutor for the Arab and Albertville municipal courts and served as municipal attorney for Arab.

“It is a great honor to be named attorney general and I am thankful to Gov. Bentley for the opportunity to serve the people of Alabama,” Marshall said. “The time spent working alongside law enforcement for the last 20 years has been a remarkable privilege. As attorney general we will continue to support their efforts to keep Alabamians safe and free from violent crime.”