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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Charles E. Peeler

Charles E. “Charlie” Peeler was nominated by President Donald Trump on August 3, 2017 to become United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.  Mr. Peeler was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 9, 2017 and took the oath of office from Chief United States District Court Judge Clay D. Land on November 22, 2017.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as United States Attorney in the Middle District of Georgia.  My objective is to make the Middle District a safer place to live, work and visit.  I look forward to working with the Assistant United States Attorneys and federal, state and local law enforcement to accomplish this mission.” 

As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Peeler is the top-ranking federal law enforcement official in the Middle District of Georgia, which includes Albany, Athens, Columbus, Macon and Valdosta. He oversees a staff of 74 employees, including 28 attorneys and 46 non-attorney support personnel. The office is responsible for prosecuting federal crimes in the district, including crimes related to terrorism, public corruption, child exploitation, firearms, and narcotics. The office also defends the United States in civil cases and collects debts owed to the United States.

Mr. Peeler, of Albany, Georgia, received his J.D cum laude in 1999 from The University of Georgia School of Law and his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1995 also from The University of Georgia.

Prior to serving as United States Attorney, Mr. Peeler built a diverse trial practice.  Mr. Peeler worked in Atlanta for King & Spalding prior to moving to Albany and founding a litigation boutique firm.   Mr. Peeler has argued cases before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.  Mr. Peeler has obtained multi-million dollar jury verdicts on behalf of plaintiffs and defense verdicts on behalf of defendants.  Mr. Peeler has tried to verdict business disputes, civil rights matters, criminal matters, employment matters and intellectual property matters.  Mr. Peeler was appointed by District Court Judges in the Middle District of Georgia to serve on the Local Rules Advisory Committee and the Planning Committee for the 2016 11th Circuit Judicial Conference.  Mr. Peeler was appointed by Georgia Governors Sonny Perdue and Nathan Deal to serve on the State Judicial Nominating Commission.

Updated December 4, 2017

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