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June 24, 2011
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Luther Strange
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
Alabama Attorney General
Suzanne Webb (334) 242-7351
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(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Deputy Attorney General Corey L. Maze has been
honored again this year by the National Association of Attorneys General with a “Best
Brief Award.” The Award recognizes excellence in brief writing to the United States
Supreme Court and is judged by a panel of leading members of the Supreme Court Bar.
This is Maze’s third consecutive Best Brief Award and marks the sixth time in the last
seven years that the Alabama Attorney General’s Office has been so honored. Attorneys
from five other states were recognized this year by NAAG with Best Brief awards.
Attorney General Luther Strange joined the Association in praising Maze’s brief
in the capital case of Maples v. Thomas. Cory Maples murdered Stacy Terry and Barry
Robinson III in July 1995. At issue before the Supreme Court is whether a federal
statute bars federal courts from hearing Maples’ appeal when his attorneys missed the
mandatory deadline to file an appeal in Alabama state court, thereby preventing
Alabama courts from ruling on Maples’ claims. The Court will hear argument in the
case later this year.
Maze served in the Alabama Attorney General’s Office first as an Assistant
Attorney General prosecuting criminal trials and later handling appellate cases as
Solicitor General. Maze currently serves as a Deputy Attorney General, assigned by
Attorney General Luther Strange this January to handle litigation on behalf of the State
of Alabama regarding the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
“I am proud of the outstanding work performed by Corey Maze on behalf of the
State of Alabama,” said Attorney General Strange. “The Office of Attorney General is
honored by the continuing national recognition of his superior legal performances. The
people of Alabama are well-served as he now devotes his skill and expertise to
protecting the interests and rights of our citizens in the oil spill litigation.”
Maze is a 2003 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center in
Washington, D.C., and he joined the Attorney General’s Office that same year. A native
of Centre, Alabama, Maze is a 1996 graduate of Cherokee County High School and a
1999 graduate of Auburn University. His parents are Oneal and Sharon Maze of Centre.
Others in the Alabama Attorney General’s Office who have been honored in
previous years with NAAG’s Best Brief Award are Assistant Attorneys General Misty
Fairbanks and Jim Davis, former Solicitor General Kevin Newsom and former Assistant
Attorney General Jack Park.
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