Donald Trump announces renomination of five Alabama judicial nominees

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President Donald Trump on Friday announced his intent to renominate five Alabamians who were nominated to be Federal judges last year, along with 16 other nominees from across the country.

According to the White House, Trump looks forward to the swift confirmation of these nominees, which include:

Annemarie AxonAnnemarie Carney Axon | if confirmed, will serve as a District Judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Axon is a member of Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff, & Brandt, LLC, a Birmingham-based law firm where her practice is devoted entirely to litigation, with a concentration in fiduciary and probate litigation. In addition to fiduciary litigation, Annemarie’s experience includes litigation involving state and federal environmental laws, federal securities law, state immunity under 42 U.S.C. 1983, and general contract and tort law. After graduating law school, she clerked for Judge Inge P. Johnson for the same district court she’s been nominated to.

She received her B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Alabama and  her  J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Liles BurkeLiles C. Burke | if confirmed, he will serve as District Judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Judge Burke serves as an Associate Judge on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. Prior to his elevation to the Court of Appeals, Burke served as a Marshall County District Judge, as Acting Circuit Judge, and as a City of Arab Municipal Judge.

Prior to ascending to the bench, Judge Burke practiced at the law firm of Burke & Beuoy, P.C., where he represented businesses and individuals in general practice, including domestic, criminal, civil litigation, juvenile, and probate matters. He has also served as a Municipal Prosecutor and Municipal Attorney, and currently serves in the Alabama Army National Guard Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps.

He received his B.A. from the University of Alabama and J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Jeffrey BeaverstockJeffrey Uhlman Beaverstock | if confirmed, he will serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

Beaverstock is a partner in the Mobile, Ala., office of Burr & Forman, LLP, where his practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation in State and Federal courts. Before entering the practice of law, Beaverstock served on active duty for four years as an Airborne Ranger Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army, and has served in the U.S. Army Reserve since leaving active duty.  He currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the U.S. Army (Reserve) and is the Chief of Contract and Administrative Law for the 377th Theater Sustainment Command.

Beaverstock earned his B.A. from The Citadel, where he was selected as the Distinguished Military Graduate and as the Most Outstanding Army Cadet. He earned his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he served as managing editor of the Alabama Law Review.

Emily MarksEmily Coody Marks | if confirmed, she will serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

Emily Marks is a partner in the Montgomery, Ala. office of Ball, Ball, Matthews & Novak, P.A., where she has practiced since joining the firm as an associate in 1998.  There, she specializes in labor and employment law, civil rights law, and appellate practice, and routinely lectures on these topics before employers and other members of the bar.

Marks earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Spring Hill College, and her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she served as chair of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board and as a senior editor of the University of Alabama Law & Psychology Review.

Terry MoorerTerry F. Moorer |if confirmed, he will serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

Sworn in as Magistrate Judge in 2007, Moorer is expected to be the nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

A retired Col. in the Alabama National Guard, Moorer was the primary architect of the Alabama Code of Military Justice. He has a J.D. degree from The University of Alabama Law School, a B.A. degree from Huntingdon College, as well as A.A. degree from Marion Military Institute.

Prior to his appointment as Magistrate Judge, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Middle District of Alabama from 1990-2007. From 2001-2007, he served as the Lead Task Force Attorney for the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, where he was responsible for coordinating the investigation of and prosecution of major narcotics trafficking.

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