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Al Pennington

Al Pennington, American lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1974, United States District Court (southern district) Alabama 1976, United States Supreme Court 1978, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1983, United States District Court (middle district) Alabama 2004, United States District Court (northern district) Florida 2004.

Background

  • Pennington, Al was born on January 31, 1949 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Vader Richards and Johnnie Fae (Hill) Pennington.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Alabama, 1971. Juris Doctor, University Alabama, 1974.

    Career

    • Trust administrator 1st National Bank Birmingham, 1974. Assistant district attorney Jefferson County, Birmingham, 1974—1976. Partner Pennington & Pennington, Mobile, Alabama, 1976—1980, Pennington, McCleave & Patterson, 1982—1988.

      Chief assistant district attorney Mobile County, 1981. Sole practice Mobile, since 1988. Consultant jail overcrowding Mobile County Commission-Mobile County Sheriff, since 1983.

      Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Alabama 1974, United States District Court (southern district) Alabama 1976, United States Supreme Court 1978, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1983, United States District Court (middle district) Alabama 2004, United States District Court (northern district) Florida 2004.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Elected member Mobile County Democratic Executive Committee, Alabama Democratic Executive Committee, Alabama Democratic Executive Board. President E. Church St. Development Association, Mobile, 1979—1981. Board directors History Mobile Preservation Society, 1981, Old Dauphinway Association, Mobile.

    Committee chairman Mobile County Wildlife and Conservation Association, since 1976. Active Mobile United Way, since 1977. President Old Dauphinway Association, 1985—1986.

    Member of American Bar Association, Alabama Association Criminal Defense Lawyers (regional vice president 1988-1989), National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Association Trial Lawyers American, Alabama Bar Association (chairman criminal law section 1988).

    Connections

    • Married Andrea Pearson Pennington, August 3, 1974. Children: Katherine Sigrid, Anna Caroline.
    • father: Vader Richards Pennington
    • mother: Johnnie Fae (Hill) Pennington
    • spouse: Andrea Pearson Pennington
    • children: Katherine Sigrid Pennington
    • Anna Caroline Pennington
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    Born January 31, 1949
    (age 68)
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