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Houts, James R.

Assitant Attorney General

Education

  • Tulane Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Barrister, Moot Court Board, Academic Justice, Lewis F. Powell Medal for Excellence in Advocacy 1999.
  • Mississippi State University, B.A., magna cum laude, Most Outstanding Graduate, Department of Political Science, University Honors Scholar, Phi Kappa Phi, 1996.

Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama

Experience

  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Alabama Office of Attorney General, Capital Litigation Division, 2013-present
  • Solo Practitioner, Law Office of James R. Houts, LLC, 2010-2013
  • Chief Assistant District Attorney, Office of District Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit, 2007-2010
  • Judge Advocate (Captain), Alabama Army National Guard, 2006-present
  • Judge Advocate (First Lieutenant), United States Army Reserve, 2002-2006 (Includes Operation Iraqi Freedom)
  • Adjunct Professor, Auburn University at Montgomery, Department of Justice and Public Safety, 2001-2002
  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Alabama Office of Attorney General, Capital Litigation Division, 1999-2007

Legal Areas

  • Federal Criminal Practice
  • Capital Litigation
  • Criminal Trials
  • Criminal Appeals
  • State and Federal Post-Conviction Proceedings

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar
  • National Guard Officers’ Association
  • Tallassee First United Methodist Church, Chairperson, Church Council 


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