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Presiding Judge
Presiding Judge Graddick

BORN:  Mobile, Alabama, December 10, 1944.

EDUCATION:  Attended both public and private schools in Mobile, graduating from University Military School in 1963.  Received undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in 1967; Cumberland School of Law, Juris Doctor Degree, 1970.

MILITARY:  Alabama Army National Guard, Judge Advocate General, retired after 23 years of service.

PRACTICE OF LAW:  Admitted to practice of law before all State and Appellate courts of the State of Alabama; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Military Appeals; United States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; United States District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama.

Appointed Law Clerk in 1970, Alabama Supreme Court Justice, Dan T. McCall; Assistant District Attorney for Mobile County 1971-1974; District Attorney for Mobile County 1975-78; Attorney General for the State of Alabama in 1978-1987; Special Advisor to the Alabama Supreme Court on Rules and Procedure; rewrote Alabama’s Criminal Code and wrote the State’s first Consumer Protection Act, the Habitual Offender Law and established Alabama’s first Victim’s Assistance Office.  At the request of the Governor in 1991, filled an unexpired term as District Attorney for Montgomery County, Alabama, returning to private practice in 1992.

PRESENT MEMBER:  Mobile and Alabama Bar Associations; Society of Attorney’s General Emeritus; Paul Brock Chapter of the American Inn of Court; Alabama Circuit Judges Association; and Christ Anglican Church.