From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — Andrew Brasher has been confirmed to serve as district judge on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. Brasher, who is Solicitor General of the State of Alabama, was nominated for the federal judgeship by President Trump and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Wednesday, May 1.
“It is hard to imagine anyone who is more qualified to take on the responsibility of a federal judgeship than Andrew Brasher,” said Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. “He brings to the federal bench impeccable professional credentials as Alabama’s Solicitor General and Deputy Solicitor General for the last seven years, during which time he successfully argued cases before Alabama Supreme Court judges and U.S. Supreme Court justices.
“Andrew Brasher is equally well-versed in the law from an academic perspective as a cum laude law graduate of Harvard Law School where he was a member of the Harvard Law Review, as well as a former law clerk to Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Brasher received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Samford University in Birmingham.
“I was proud to support Mr. Brasher’s nomination by President Trump, and I wish him all the best as the newest judge on the U.S. Middle District Court here in Alabama.”
Attorney General Marshall also announced today the appointment of Edmund LaCour Jr. to succeed Andrew Brasher as Solicitor General of the State of Alabama.
Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, LaCour was a partner in the D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he represented numerous clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as courts of appeals and trial courts. Before joining Kirkland, LaCour practiced at Bancroft PLLC in Washington, D.C., and Baker Botts LLP in Houston, Texas.
LaCour clerked for Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School; a M. Phil. from Trinity College Dublin; and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Birmingham-Southern College. He was raised in Dothan, Alabama.