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New Deputy Attorney General appointed as Alice Martin leaves the AG’s Office

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY — Deputy Attorney General Alice Martin is leaving the Alabama Attorney General’s Office after two years of handling public corruption cases. She will be replaced as deputy by Assistant Attorney General Clay Crenshaw.

Attorney General Steve Marshall, who was appointed by Governor Robert Bentley last month, has chosen Crenshaw to serve as his deputy.

Crenshaw most recently handled the State’s death penalty litigation and appeals as chief of the Appeals Division.

“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,” Marshall said of Crenshaw.

Martin is leaving the AG’s Office to return to the Alabama Department of Examiners and Public Accounts.

“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,” Marshall said.  “I appreciate her service to the state and her commitment to the office.”

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Crenshaw graduated from the Alabama School of Law in 1988 and has served as an assistant Attorney General and as a Division Chief since 1989, working in the Department of Finance, the Capital Litigation Division and the Appeals Division.

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Chip Brownlee is a former political reporter, online content manager and webmaster at the Alabama Political Reporter. He is now a reporter at The Trace, a non-profit newsroom covering guns in America.

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