Kristi DuBose

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Kristi DuBose
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
Assumed office
February 22, 2017
Preceded by William H. Steele
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
Assumed office
December 27, 2005
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Charles Randolph Butler Jr.
Personal details
Born 1964 (age 52–53)
Brewton, Alabama
Education Huntingdon College B.A.
Emory University School of Law J.D.

Kristi DuBose (born 1964) is an American jurist who is currently a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Brewton, Alabama, DuBose graduated from Huntingdon College with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 and later graduated from the Emory University School of Law in Atlanta with her Juris Doctor in 1989.[1]

Legal career[edit]

DuBose started her legal career as a law clerk to former Judge Peter Hill Beer in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana from 1989 to 1990. In 1990, DuBose joined the US Attorney's Office as an Assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of Alabama from 1990 to 1993 before being appointed Assistant district attorney in the Covington County District Attorney's Office in 1994. In 1994, DuBose was appointed by Jim Folsom, Jr. the Governor of Alabama a Deputy attorney general in the Alabama Attorney General's Office from 1994 to 1996 before serving as Chief counsel for Alabama's Senior U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions from 1997 to 1999.[1]

Federal judicial career[edit]

On the unanimous recommendation of Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, DuBose was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 28, 2005 to a seat vacated by Charles Randolph Butler Jr. DuBose was confirmed by the Senate on December 21, 2005 on a Senate vote and received commission on December 27, 2005.[1] She became Chief Judge in 2017.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles Randolph Butler Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
2005–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
William H. Steele
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
2017–present