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April 21, 2015
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Luther Strange
Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
Claire Haynes (334) 242-7351
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(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced Tuesday the
departure of long-time Chief Deputy Attorney General, Kevin Turner, and the
appointment of Alice Martin to take over the leadership position in the Alabama
Attorney General’s office.
“After serving with me for over four years, Kevin Turner will be departing at the end of
April to pursue a new opportunity,” said Attorney General Strange. “While Kevin
made it clear from the beginning that he only planned to stay in the Attorney General’s
office for one term, I am, nonetheless, saddened to lose his experience at the helm of my
team. His role in maintaining the focus of the Attorney General’s office in upholding
the rule of law and protecting the interests of the people of Alabama has been
invaluable. I wish him all the best in his new career.”
“I am deeply grateful to General Strange for providing me with the tremendous
opportunity to serve in his administration these last four years,” said Turner. “It has
been a great honor to work with the dedicated public servants in the Attorney General’s
Office who strive each day to protect Alabama’s citizens.”

Attorney General Strange also announced the appointment of Alice Martin as Chief
Deputy Attorney General effective May 1, 2015. Martin, a Mississippi native, brings 25
years of experience in civil affirmative and defensive litigation, as well as criminal
prosecution and defense.
“I am pleased to welcome Alice Martin as my new Chief Deputy Attorney General,”
said Attorney General Strange. “She possesses an extensive legal background in federal
and state courts as well as in private practice. A former assistant U.S. Attorney in
Memphis, Tennessee, Martin continued her impressive career in Alabama as a Circuit
Judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit in Lauderdale County before President George W.
Bush appointed her U.S Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama from 2001 to 2009.
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She is also no stranger to the Alabama Attorney General’s office having recently served as Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Examiners of Public
Accounts since 2013.”
The holder of an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and a law degree
from the University of Mississippi, Martin is married to Louis Martin. They live in
Florence and have three adult daughters.
“I look forward to working with Attorney General Strange given his priorities and our
good working relationship,” Martin observed. “I could not pass on the exciting
opportunity to join an office I greatly respect and work with the high caliber of
professionals that represent the legal interests of this State.”