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William Steele

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
Summary

Born 1951 in Tuscumbia, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 7, 2003, to a seat vacated by Richard W. Vollmer. Confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 2003, and received commission on March 14, 2003. Served as chief judge, 2010-present.

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 1990-2003

Education:
University of Southern Mississippi, B.A., 1972
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1980

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps, 1972-1979
Alabama Army National Guard, 1979-1990
U.S. Army Reserve (retired), 1990-1997
Law clerk and bailiff, Alabama District Court, Tuscaloosa County, 1981
Assistant and chief assistant district attorney, Mobile County, Alabama, 1981-1987
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Alabama, 1987-1989

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, October 9, 2001; no Senate vote

Professional Experience
Judge
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
- Current
Served as chief judge, 2010-present.
U.S. Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
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(retired)
U.S. Army Reserve
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Alabama Army National Guard
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Assistant U.S. attorney
Southern District of Alabama
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Assistant and chief assistant district attorney
Mobile County, Alabama
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Law clerk and bailiff
Alabama District Court, Tuscaloosa County
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U.S. Marine Corps
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Education
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
J.D. (1980)
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University of Southern Mississippi
B.A. (1972)
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Websites & Blogs
Website
United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
Website
Federal Judicial Center Biography
Contact & Map
U.S. District Court
Southern District of Alabama
113 St. Joseph Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Telephone: (251) 690-3239