Montgomery, Alabama – The United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama has appointed Sandra J. Stewart to continue serving as the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. Chief United States District Judge Emily C. Marks administered the oath of office on April 22, 2022. Stewart’s appointment became effective on April 25, 2022.
“It is a privilege and honor to serve the people of the Middle District of Alabama,” stated United States Attorney Stewart. “I am grateful for the confidence the Court has placed in me to lead an office filled with dedicated professionals devoted to impartially and ethically enforcing the rule of law on behalf of the United States. I look forward to continuing to work closely with our state, federal, and local law enforcement partners to make our communities safer for all.”
As United States Attorney, Ms. Stewart is the chief federal law enforcement officer responsible for all federal criminal prosecutions and civil litigation involving the United States within the Middle District of Alabama. The Middle District consists of 23 counties and includes the cities of Montgomery, Dothan, Auburn, and Phenix City.
United States Attorney Stewart has served the Department of Justice since 2002. Initially, she worked for the Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. During her time in the Northern District, Ms. Stewart served as Chief of the Appellate Division and as First Assistant United States Attorney. After completing a one-year detail as an attorney advisor with the Department’s Professional Responsibility Advisory Office, in 2007, Ms. Stewart came to the Middle District. During her time in the office, she has served multiple terms as the First Assistant United States Attorney and worked as the Criminal Division Appellate Chief.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, United States Attorney Stewart spent approximately 16 years working for the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. While there, she served as the Chief Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals and Capital Litigation Divisions, and as an Assistant Attorney General with the Alabama Department of Mental Health.
United States Attorney Stewart began her legal career in 1985 serving as a law clerk for Judge Edward B. McDermott in Mobile, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama School of Law, where she received her J.D., and before that Auburn University, graduating with a B.S. in Public Administration.