Steve Marshall became Alabama’s 48th Attorney General on February 10, 2017. An Atmore native, Steve is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Alabama School of Law. He served as District Attorney of Marshall County for 16 years, earning the reputation of a tough, hands-on prosecutor and a staunch advocate for crime victims.
As District Attorney, Steve forged a strong record of fighting crime. He created a major crimes unit, a computer forensics lab and a crystal meth task force. He was also instrumental in promoting the passage of state legislation tracking the sale of ingredients used to manufacture crystal meth. He took a leading role in supporting the passage of the Brody Act which makes it possible to prosecute criminals for two crimes if they kill or injure an unborn baby in an attack on the mother. He also advocated passage of “Kelley’s Law which makes it a capital crime to murder someone who has a protective order against the offender.
As Alabama Attorney General, Steve Marshall has continued his tireless work in pursuit of justice for all Alabamians. Upon taking office, he immediately began developing a strategic plan for addressing Alabama’s increasing violent crime rates. He has expanded training opportunities for local law enforcement and is directing assistance to those areas in Alabama most plagued by violent crime. He has been recognized as a champion of victims’ rights and, in 2017, spearheaded a major legislative victory for the families of capital murder victims with the enactment of a new law designed to ensure that capital offenders cannot avoid punishment through endless appeals.
Attorney General Marshall is also taking a leading role in addressing Alabama’s ongoing opioid crisis by serving as co-chair of Governor Kay Ivey’s Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council. Under his watch, the Attorney General’s Office has also maintained its strong commitment to fighting public corruption.
Steve and his wife, Bridgette have one daughter, Faith. They are members of LifePoint Church in Albertville, Alabama.