AL attorney general appoints assistant attorney general to serve as chief deputy

Updated: Mar. 7, 2017 at 10:58 AM CST
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama Attorney General Steven T. Marshall announced Tuesday his appointment of Assistant Attorney General Clay Crenshaw to serve as Chief Deputy Attorney General.

According to Marshall, Crenshaw succeeds Alice Martin who has held the position for the last two years.

"I am pleased to welcome Clay Crenshaw, a near 30-year veteran of the Attorney General's Office, to the position of Chief Deputy Attorney General," said Attorney General Steven T. Marshall. "Clay possesses a wealth of legal experience defending the State in complex litigation, most recently leading the Attorney General's Office Appeals Division which oversees Alabama's death penalty cases and criminal appeals.  He understands the important role that law enforcement and the court system play in protecting the people of Alabama, and I know he will ensure that this office continues to uphold the rule of law."

Crenshaw is a Greenville native and 1988 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law. He served as assistant attorney general with the Alabama Department of Finance from 1989 to 1992, assistant attorney general in the Capital Litigation Division from 1992 to 1998, division chief of the Capital Litigation Division from 1998 to 2015, and chief of the Appeals Division in 2016.

Alice Martin leaves the AG's office to rejoin the Alabama Department of Examiners of Public Records.

"I am grateful to Chief Deputy Martin for her assistance over the last three weeks as I transitioned into my new role as Alabama's 48th Attorney General," said Attorney General Marshall. "I appreciate her service to the state and her commitment to the office."

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