Late Friday, Gov. Robert Bentley announced Steven Marshall as the newly appointed Alabama attorney general, replacing Luther Strange after his appointment to the U.S. Senate to take the position vacated by the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general.

Marshall, who has served as district attorney in Marshall County since 2001, is a past president of the Alabama District Attorney’s Association and currently serves as commission chairman of the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. He switched from the Democratic to the Republican Party in 2011.

“Steve is a well-respected District Attorney with impeccable credentials and strong conservative values,” Bentley said in making the announcement. “I know he will be a great Attorney General who will uphold the laws of this state and serve the people of Alabama with fairness. Steve has been instrumental in key legislation to protect Alabamians when it comes to opioid abuse, and I know he will continue to uphold the law as he serves as the state’s top law enforcement official.”
According to an article on, before becoming district attorney in Marshall County, Marshall formed the law firm McLaughlin & Marshall. Marshall also served as a district representative for Alabama and Georgia to the American Bar Association and was a member of the Alabama Young Lawyers Executive Committee. While practicing in Marshall County, he served as a legal analyst for the Alabama House of Representatives for several legislative sessions