George L. Beck, Jr., was sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama on July 6, 2011. Beck was nominated by President Obama on March 31, 2011, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 30, 2011.
Beck received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University, Auburn, AL, in 1963, and his law degree from the University of Alabama Law School, Tuscaloosa, AL, in 1966. He served as Deputy Attorney General for the State of Alabama for eight years and in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the Alabama Army National Guard for over thirty years, retiring at the rank of Colonel.
Beck joined the private law firm of Capell & Howard in January 2004 where he remained until he was confirmed as U.S. Attorney. He has successfully handled numerous consumer class actions and participated in at least two landmark Alabama Supreme Court class action decisions. Most of Beck’s legal career has been spent in the private practice of law.
Beck is married to Carlotta and has three children and eight grandchildren. He enjoys fishing and golfing.