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County hires Cotton as attorney

Stephanie Cotton was named county attorney Wednesday.

0616-stephanie-cototnCotton, who practices law in Andalusia, had been acting as county attorney on a temporary basis since former county attorney Stacy Brooks was appointed probate judge.

Commissioners interviewed Cotton and Opp attorney Ana Dorsey in a workshop meeting last week.

Cotton has been an attorney since 2007, and previously practiced with South Alabama Law, LLP.

She is a graduate of Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Faulkner University.

She also graduated from Prince Institute of Professional Studies, and previously worked as a court reporter.

She serves as treasurer of the Covington County Bar Association, and previously served on the LBW Community College Foundation board.

She and her husband, Lamar, have one daughter, Helena.