Prim F. Escalona was appointed as U.S. Attorney on July 16, 2020. Prior to joining this Office, Ms. Escalona held multiple leadership positions within the Department of Justice, including in the Office of Legislative Affairs and the Office of Legal Policy. Ms. Escalona also helped establish and manage a new Department component, the State and Local Law Enforcement Coordination Section.
Prior to her tenure at the Department of Justice, Ms. Escalona served as Deputy Solicitor General in the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Alabama, was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Alabama School of Law, and worked in private practice. Ms. Escalona also served as a law clerk for the Honorable William H. Pryor Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Ms. Escalona received her law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif. Escalona received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Birmingham-Southern College, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.