About Alabama Attorney General
As Attorney General of Alabama and the State's chief law enforcement official, General Strange represents and defends the interests of the State.
Prior to his election as Attorney General, Luther Strange practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2010, U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" gave his firm a first-tier ranking, and the firm was named as one of the Top Ten Law Firms that Understand Economic Development by Southern Business & Development magazine.
Before establishing his own law firm, General Strange was a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. During his time in private practice, he was recognized in Best Lawyers in America® , named Best of the Bar by the Birmingham Business Journal, and called one of the "Best Lawyers" in Alabama by Birmingham magazine. General Strange is the Chairman-Elect (2016-2017) of the Republican Attorneys General Association.
His tenure in office has been marked by a strong emphasis on fighting public corruption. He has also been a leader in opposing costly overregulation and the expansion of the federal government at the expense of the states.
Attorney General Luther Strange served as the court-appointed Coordinating Counsel for the Gulf Coast States in the historic Deepwater Horizon Oil spill litigation. General Strange was actively involved in trying the case, which led to a landmark settlement agreement to compensate Alabama for both economic and environmental damages as a result of that disaster.
He also argued a successful 1st Amendment case before the United States Supreme Court in Lane v. Franks. (2014)
Among many civic commitments, he has served on the Advisory Board of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and as a Trustee of Talladega College, Alabama’s oldest historically black college.
An Eagle Scout since he was 13 and a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America in 2011, General Strange is passionate about encouraging young people in Alabama to become involved in public service.
General Strange received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Tulane University. He was a scholarship basketball player while earning his undergraduate degree at Tulane. In June of 2016, he was inducted into the Tulane Law School Hall of Fame.
General Strange and his wife Melissa have been married for 34 years. They are the proud parents of two sons and grandparents to a fine grandson.
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