Malone appointed chief justice

Published 4:37 pm Monday, August 1, 2011

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Robert Bentley Monday announced the appointment of Charles R. “Chuck” Malone to chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Malone currently serves as chief of staff to Gov. Bentley.

Gov. Bentley appointed Judge Malone chief of staff 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 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.

Malone is married to the former Terri Avery of Tuscaloosa and has two adult children.