Acting United States Attorney
On March 11, 2017, Steve Butler became Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. He is a career attorney with the United States Department of Justice, with over 20 years of service.
Mr. Butler has been with the office for over 14 years. Since September 2013, he has served as First Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of the Civil Division. Prior to that, from 2007 to September 2013, he was Chief of the Appellate Division, and also served as Deputy Criminal Chief from 2008 to 2012. Before assuming various managerial roles, he was an Assistant United States Attorney assigned to the office’s Criminal Division, where he prosecuted general crimes, white collar, and public corruption.
Prior to arriving at the United States Attorney’s Office in 2003, Mr. Butler served two tours of duty in the Department's Civil Rights Division in Washington, D.C. He also was a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Kristi DuBose, who was then a United States Magistrate Judge in our district.