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Meet The U.S. Attorney

United States Attorney Sandra J. Stewart

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama appointed Sandra J. Stewart to serve as the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama effective  April 25, 2022. Before that, Ms. Stewart was the Acting and Interim U.S. Attorney for just over one year.

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. She grew up in Montgomery and considers it home.

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.

Updated June 9, 2022

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