FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2014
AG STRANGE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF ANDREW BRASHER AS ALABAMA’S NEW SOLICITOR GENERAL
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Luther Strange today announced the appointment of Andrew Lynn Brasher as the new Solicitor General of Alabama. Brasher has served as Deputy Solicitor General since 2011, and was chosen as Solicitor General upon former Solicitor General John Neiman’s recent return to private practice.
As Solicitor General, Brasher supervises the State’s handling of appellate litigation in state and federal courts and advises the Attorney General on legal and policy issues.
“I am delighted that Andrew has agreed to continue serving the people of Alabama as our Solicitor General,” said Attorney General Strange. “He is an outstanding legal scholar who conducts himself with utmost integrity and dedication to the rule of law. He comes to this office with a distinguished background of excellence in legal and public service and we are fortunate to have him with us.”
Brasher is a 2006 graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and received the Victor Brudney prize for the best paper on corporate law. He graduated with honors in 2002 from Samford University with a B.A. in International Relations.
Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Brasher was an attorney at the law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Birmingham. Previously, he served as a law clerk to Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, himself a former Alabama Attorney General. In 2011, Brasher was recognized as an Alabama SuperLawyers Rising Star.
Attorney General Strange also thanked Neiman for his dedicated service as Alabama’s Solicitor General for the past three years. “The Office of Attorney General has benefitted from his wise counsel and skilled guidance through the appellate process and in numerous other matters. I am grateful for his service.”