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Stephens, Ferris W.

Assistant Attorney General

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law, J.D.; Dean's List; Nathan Burkan Memorial Award for ASCAP copyright law paper winner
  • The University of Alabama, B.A., Political Science; President, College of Arts & Sciences; Member, Governing Board for University Publications

Clerkships

  • Honorable William M. Bowen, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, 1981-1982

Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar
  • U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Experience

  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Alabama Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Appeals Division
  • Chief, State of Alabama Office of the Attorney General Welfare Fraud
  • Chief, Elder Abuse, State of Alabama Office of the Attorney General
  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Alabama Office of the Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud
  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Alabama Office of the Attorney General, General Civil Litigation
  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Alabama Office of the Attorney General, General Criminal
  • Assistant District Attorney, Shelby County, 1992-1993
  • Private Practice, 1990-1995

Legal Areas

  • Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Welfare Reform, Elder Law, Elections Law, Education Policy, Civil Rights, Civil Appeals, Probate matters, White Collar Crime, Litigation/ Prosecution, Administrative Law, Legislation

Distinctions

  • Governor's Welfare Reform Commission, 1995 - 1996
  • State Textbook Committee, 1992-1993
  • State Representative for American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), 1994 - 1995
  •  Senior Fellow and Consultant, Southern Exchange Foundation, 1988-1993
  • Temporary United States Senate Staff Member, Senator Jeff Sessions, 1997
  • Drafted original versions of 1995 Education Improvement Act, Absentee Ballot Reform (1996), Elder Abuse Act (1990) and Welfare Reform (1996)
  • Attorney General Employee of the Year, 2007
  • Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) U.S. Northern District of Alabama, 2002-Present
  • Children's Trust Fund Board Member, Sixth Congressional District, 2007-2011
  • Chairman, Alabama Educational Television (APT) Commission representing, Sixth Congressional District, 2009-Present


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