United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

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The United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama is a federal district court with jurisdiction over Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Pickens, Randolph, Shelby, St Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Walker and Winston counties.

From 1893 to 1921 the court was housed in the U.S. Court House and Post Office on 2nd Avenue North and 18th Street. It moved to the large neoclassical Federal Courthouse Building on 5th Avenue North in 1921 and operated from there until the completion of the Hugo L. Black Federal Courthouse in 1987. The court also operates from the Tuscaloosa federal building in Tuscaloosa, and from federal courthouses in Anniston, Decatur, Florence, Gadsden and Huntsville.

The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court.

When decisions of the court are appealed, they are appealed to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals based in Atlanta, Georgia's Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse.


District judges

Senior judges

Magistrate judges

Former judges

Former chief judges

Former district judges

Former magistrate judges

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