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The United States Attorney’s Office for the
The Northern District of Alabama


The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama is one of 93 United States Attorney’s Offices nationwide, and the largest of the three districts in the State of Alabama. Joyce White Vance is the United States Attorney for the Northern District. The main office is in Birmingham, with a branch office in Huntsville. The office is organized into three legal divisions – Criminal, Civil, and Appellate – and two non-legal divisions – Administrative and Community Relations.

United States Attorneys serve as the nation’s principal litigators. They work under the direction of the Attorney General. United States Attorneys conduct most of the trial work and much of the appellate work in cases where the United States is a party. Each United States Attorney is the chief federal law enforcement officer in his or her district.

To learn more details about the office goals, enforcement and prevention committments and accomplishments, please reference our 2011 Annual Report.


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