Steven (Steve) T. Marshall (R)
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Phone: 202.224.4124
FAX: 202.224.3149
Attorney General
Albama Attorney General's Office
3rd Floor State House 11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130

Residence: Albertville, AL
Elected: 2/13/2017    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Bridgette   DOB: 10/26/1964

Bio

Steven Troy Marshall, 52, was the Marshall County District Attorney since 2001. He was elected without opposition in 2004, 2010 and 2016. On February 10, 2017, Governor Robert Bentley appointed Steve to be the 48th Attorney General of Alabama. For Steve, helping others has always been his top priority. As Attorney General, Steve will stand up for the most vulnerable members of our society and protect the rule of law for all Alabamians.

Steve was born October 26, 1964, in Atmore, Alabama, the only child of the late Conrad and Mary Jo Marshall. Conrad Marshall was a representative for a sporting goods manufacturer and Mary Jo Marshall was a secretary.

Steve graduated with academic honors from Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines, N.C. in 1983. He began his political career, as it were, when he was elected President of the PHS student body. After high school, Steve attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with academic honors in 1987 with a BA in American Studies, which blended several of the courses he enjoyed most - history, English and political science. Steve paid his way through college through scholarships and working as a resident assistant, waiter and other "odd jobs." After graduating from UNC, Steve attended The University of Alabama School of Law, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class. Just as he did at UNC, Steve funded law school through scholarships and work. He was a Hugo L. Black Scholar and research assistant to Professor Pamela Pierson.

He wanted to be an attorney because he enjoyed the intellectual challenge of the law, and it would give him the opportunity to solve real problems in people's lives. He also enjoyed the competitive nature of litigation. In 1990, he was published, writing about the Federal Racketeering Statute in an article entitled An Overview of RICO, Bucy & Marshall, 41 Ala. Law. 283 (1990), reprinted in part, in corporate and white-collar crime- an Anthology (Leonard Orland, ed. 1995).

Steve was a member of the Alabama Law Review and was selected to the Order of the Coif, an honor society for U.S. law school graduates who graduate in the top 10 percent of his or her class.

After graduating law school, Steve joined Maynard Cooper and Gale P.C., (Birmingham and Montgomery offices) where he practiced until 1995. In 1995, wanting to open a small town practice, he moved to Guntersville, Alabama and formed McLaughlin & Marshall. Steve also served as a district representative for Alabama and Georgia to the American Bar Association and he was a member of the Alabama Young Lawyers Executive Committee.

While practicing in Marshall County, Steve also served as a legal analyst for the Alabama House of Representatives for several legislative sessions. During that time he was the prosecutor for the Arab, Alabama and Albertville, Alabama municipal courts and served as municipal attorney for Arab.

In August 2001, Steve was appointed to serve the remainder of the retiring Ronald Thompson's term as District Attorney of Marshall County (27th Judicial District). When he was sworn in at age 36, Marshall became the second youngest district attorney in Alabama. He has since been re-elected unopposed in 2004, 2010 and 2016.

As District Attorney, Steve has not been just an "administrator." He has tried cases ranging from DUIs to murder cases. As District Attorney, Steve has prosecuted police officers and attorneys for ethics violations. He's also prosecuted cop killers and those who prey on children, as well as numerous violent crimes. He founded the Marshall County Major Crimes Unit and the Marshall County Computer Forensics Lab. He also created the Marshall County Crystal Meth Task Force, made up of community leaders to brainstorm and help combat crystal meth.

Steve is a member of the Alabama Sentencing Commission, created by the Alabama Legislature in 2000. It is made up of judges, prosecutors, victim advocates, law enforcement, the state prison commissioner and others. The Commission was created to examine sentences and policies and make changes to secure public safety, promote truth in sentencing, prevent prison overcrowding and other goals.

Steve is the founder of Mentor Marshall, which, like the Big Buddy program from his college days, served young people in Marshall County with a mentoring program. In his words, "It all began with the hopes of investing in the future of Marshall County, a future which lies in the hands of our children." Mentor Marshall was designed to involve positive, successful adults in the lives of at-risk children as mentors and role models. The goal - to keep these children drug-free and in school, while giving them hope and the tools they need to achieve their dreams.

Steve has been recognized as a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation, which honors the top 1 percent of attorneys in Alabama.

He's a Past President and current Executive Member of the Alabama District Attorneys' Association and has been a member of the Alabama State Bar since 1990 and a member of the Marshall County Bar Association since 1995.

Steve is married to the former Bridgette Gentry. They have one daughter, Faith Marshall, 20, who is a student at Snead State Community College and plans to attend Jacksonville State University.

In his free time, Steve enjoys running, cycling, swimming, triathlons, hiking, kayaking and spending time with his family. Above all, Steve enjoys spending time with the loves of his life, his wife and daughter.

Bridgette is a community volunteer for Shepherd's Cove Hospice in Marshall County, and Steve is an elder at LifePoint Church in Albertville.








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