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May 1, 2019

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Attorney General Steve Marshall Applauds Confirmation of Andrew Brasher for
Federal Court, Middle District of Alabama

Edmund LaCour Appointed as New Solicitor General of the State of Alabama
(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall applauded the confirmation of
Andrew Brasher to serve as District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of
Alabama. Brasher, who is Solicitor General of the State of Alabama, was nominated for the
federal judgeship by President Trump and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate today.
“It is hard to imagine anyone who is more qualified to take on the responsibility of a federal
judgeship than Andrew Brasher,” said Attorney General Marshall. “He brings to the federal
bench impeccable professional credentials as Alabama’s Solicitor General and Deputy Solicitor
General for the last seven years, during which time he successfully argued cases before
Alabama Supreme Court judges and U.S. Supreme Court justices.
“Andrew Brasher is equally well-versed in the law from an academic perspective as a cum
laude law graduate of Harvard Law School where he was a member of the Harvard Law
Review, as well as a former law clerk to Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the 11th Circuit. Brasher received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Samford University in
“I was proud to support Mr. Brasher’s nomination by President Trump and I wish him all the
best as the newest judge on the U.S. Middle District Court here in Alabama.”
New Alabama Solicitor General Appointed
Attorney General Marshall also announced today the appointment of Edmund LaCour Jr. to
succeed Andrew Brasher as Solicitor General of the State of Alabama.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Edmund LaCour as the new Solicitor General of
the State of Alabama,” said Attorney General Marshall. “Mr. LaCour, a Wiregrass native,
draws upon an impressive legal and academic background to lead my office’s legal team. He
has served as Alabama’s Deputy Solicitor General since December 2018 and has already made
his mark. In addition to arguing multiple appeals, he has drafted briefs in several important
cases, including the State’s response to Mike Hubbard’s Alabama Supreme Court appeal. I look
forward to his continued service on behalf of the State of Alabama here in the Attorney
General’s Office.”

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Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, LaCour was a partner in the D.C. office of
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he represented numerous clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, as
well as courts of appeals and trial courts. Before joining Kirkland, LaCour practiced at Bancroft
PLLC in Washington, D.C., and Baker Botts LLP in Houston, Texas.
LaCour clerked for Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School; a M. Phil. from Trinity College Dublin; and a B.A.,
summa cum laude, from Birmingham-Southern College. He was raised in Dothan, Alabama.