From: Governor's Press Office
MONTGOMERY— Governor Robert Bentley announced the appointment of Charles R. "Chuck" Malone to Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Malone currently serves as Chief of Staff to Governor Bentley.
"I am pleased to announce Judge Malone as the next Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Judge Malone brings a perfect blend of judicial and administrative expertise needed for this position," said Governor Bentley. "I am confident Judge Malone will serve the people of this state well."
Judge Malone was appointed Chief of Staff by Governor Bentley in January 2011. He was previously the Presiding Circuit Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Tuscaloosa. Malone was an attorney in private practice in Tuscaloosa from 1981 to January 2001. He was elected Circuit Judge in November 2000 and took office in January 2001. He was elected Presiding Judge by Judges of the Circuit in 2003 and reelected Presiding Judge in 2010.
"My entire career has prepared me with a solid foundation to serve as the Chief Justice and to uphold our state constitution and the constitution of the United States of America," said Judge Chuck Malone. "It has been an honor to serve in Governor Bentley's administration and I thank him for this opportunity to return to the bench."
Malone is a member of the Alabama Association of Circuit Judges and was President of the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association in 1999-2000, having previously served as the Association's Secretary and Vice President. He is a member of the Alabama Bar Association. Judge Malone has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama School of Law and University of Alabama Culverhouse School of Commerce and Business.