Staff Attorney Profiles

 

P. Marc Sandlin, Chief Deputy District Attorney

Degrees: University of Alabama, Juris Doctorate (1977) University of Alabama , BA in English, (1974)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (1977); U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee; U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

 Joined the DA’s office: 2009

Unit: Chief Deputy

Rebekah A. Callahan, Deputy District Attorney

Degrees: University of Alabama, Juris Doctorate (1983) University of Alabama, BS in Public Policy (1979)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (1983)

Joined the DA’s office:1985

Unit: Deputy District Attorney; Grand Jury

Robert J. Becher, Sr., Chief Trial Attorney

Degrees: University of Alabama, Juris Doctorate (1983) University of South Alabama, BA in Political Science (1980)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (1984)

Joined the DA’s office: 1989

Unit: Chief Trial Attorney

Josh Ballinger, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2010)  University of Alabama, BA in Business Management (2007)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (2010)

Joined the DA’s office: 2011

Unit: Family Violence and Sexual Assault

Shauna R. Barnett, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2005) University of Alabama-Huntsville, BA in Political Science (2001)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (2005)

Joined the DA’s office: 2005

Unit: Felony Drug and Felony Traffic Prosecutor

T. Paul Barnett, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Juris Doctorate (2000) Birmingham-Southern College, BS in Psychology (1996)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (2000); U.S. District Court for Northern District of Alabama; U.S. Appeals Court, 11th Circuit

Joined the DA’s office: 2001

Unit: Circuit Court Prosecutor

Allison Blackburn, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2001) Auburn University, BA in History (1997)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (2001)

Joined the DA’s office: 2002

Unit: District Court Prosecutor

Emily Carroll, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2013) Auburn University, BA in English (2010)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (2013)

Joined the DA’s office: 2016

Unit: District Court Prosecutor

Jeannie Bennett Cole, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Juris Doctorate (1987) Birmingham-Southern College, BA in English (1984)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (1987); Tennessee (1988); U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama

Joined the DA’s office: 1990

Unit: Asset Forfeiture; Civil Litigation

Ed Crackel, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: University of Alabama, Juris Doctorate (2006) University Of Alabama, BA in Advertising (1997)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (2006)

Joined the DA’s office: 2015

Unit: Juvenile Court

Randy Dill, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctorate (1992) Birmingham-Southern College, BA in History (1989)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (1992), U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; U.S .District Court, Southern District of Alabama, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Joined the DA’s office: 1996

Unit: Circuit Court Prosecutor

Tim Douthit, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: Cumberland School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2010); Troy University, BS in Business Administration (2007)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (2010); U.S. District Court, Southern District Of Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Joined the DA’s office: 2016

Unit: Family Violence and Sexual Assault

Timothy R. Gann, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: Birmingham School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2006) Faulkner University, BA in Business (2000)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (2006)

Joined DA’s office: 2006

Unit: Circuit Court Prosecutor

JoLayne Hall, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2004) Auburn University, BA in Psychology (1999)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (2004)

Joined the DA’s office: 2014

Unit: Child Support

Melissa Shaw Heron, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: Jones School of Law, Juris Doctorate (1987) Auburn University, BA in Political Science (1983)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (1989); U.S. District Court, Northern District of

Alabama Joined the DA’s office: 1994

Unit: Circuit Court Prosecutor

Gabrielle Helix, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: Birmingham School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2007), University of Alabama in Huntsville, BS/BA (1990)

Admitted to the Bar: : Alabama (2007); U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; U.S. District Court of Alabama, Northern District

Alabama Joined the DA’s office: 2012

Family Violence and Sexual Assault

Jonathon Hubbert, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: Birmingham School of Law, Juris Doctorate (1997) Birmingham-Southern College, BS in Business Administration (1989)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (1998), U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama

Joined the DA’s office: 2001

Unit: Felony Drug Prosecutor

Melvin Lockett, Jr., Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2008) Vanderbilt University, BS in History (2004)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (2008)

Joined DA’s office: 2008

Unit: District Court Prosecutor

Jeffrey T. McCluskey, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: University of Mississippi, Juris Doctorate (1993) University of Alabama, BA in Criminal Justice (1990)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (1993)

Joined DA’s office: 1997

Unit: Circuit Court Prosecutor

Lenaa C. Pearson, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Juris Doctorate (2008)  University of Alabama-Huntsville, Bachelors Political Science, Bachelors Communications
Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (2008)

Joined the DA’s office: 2011

Unit: District Court Prosecutor

Donald N. Rizzardi, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctorate (1990) University of Alabama-Huntsville, BA History, double minor in Political Science & Accounting (1981)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (1990); U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama (1991)

Joined DA’s office: 1992

Unit: Felony Drug Prosecutor; Arson

Kristy D. Shelton, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: Mississippi College School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2009) Samford University, BA in Political Science, Minor in Spanish (2005)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (2009); U.S. District Court of Alabama (2009)

Joined the DA’s office: 2014

Unit: Child Support

William H. Starnes, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctorate (1990) University of Alabama - Huntsville, BA in Political Science (1987)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (1990); U.S. District Court - Northern District of Alabama

Joined the DA’s office: 1992

Unit: Circuit Court Prosecutor

James E. Tolleson, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctorate (1986) University of Alabama, BA in Economics (1983)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (1987); Mississippi (1986)

Joined the DA’s office: 1992

Unit: Felony Drug Prosecutor

Jay E. Town, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: Seton Hall School of Law, Juris Doctorate (1998) University of Notre Dame, BA in Government & International Relations (1995)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (2005); New Jersey (2002); Indiana (1998); US Supreme Court (2012)

Joined the DA’s office: 2005

Unit: Circuit Court Prosecutor

Maggie Golden Wallace, Assistant District Attorney

Degrees: University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2002) University of Mississippi, BA in Math (1999)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama (2002)

Joined the DA’s office: 2003

Unit: Circuit Court Prosecutor

 

 

Tim Morgan, Supernumerary District Attorney

Degrees: University of Alabama, Juris Doctorate (1972) Jacksonville State University, BS in Business (1969)

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama; Tennessee

Joined the DA’s office: 1975 Served as District Attorney: 1994 – 2009 Appointed Supernumerary: 2009