Solicitor General's Office
John C. Neiman, Solicitor General
Andrew L. Brasher, Deputy Solicitor General
Kirkpatrick, Megan, Assistant Attorney General
The Solicitor General serves as the chief appellate lawyer for Alabama’s state government. The Solicitor General is responsible for all appeals in which the State is a party before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Alabama Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Services this Section Provides
The Solicitor General supervises the drafting and submission of all briefs the State files in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Alabama Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The Solicitor General is responsible for ensuring that the State takes consistent positions in these courts and produces well-written briefs that set out a reasoned view of the law. In some cases, the Solicitor General and his staff are directly responsible for drafting briefs. In others, the Solicitor General supervises the work of other attorneys who have taken primary responsibility for drafting the briefs. The Solicitor General also presents oral argument in these courts. In some matters of great importance, the Solicitor General represents the State at the trial level. In addition to supervising appellate cases in which the State is a party, the Solicitor General also supervises the State’s submission of amicus briefs supporting other parties, such as other states, in cases where Alabama is not a party.
Solicitor General Section Contact Information
Office of Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange
Executive Division, Solicitor General
Post Office Box 300152
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
501 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104