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Charlie Graddick joins City of Mobile as Senior Judicial Advisor

March 29, 2017

MOBILE, Ala. -- Mayor Sandy Stimpson and City Attorney Ricardo Woods today announced that former Mobile County Circuit Judge Charlie Graddick will join the City of Mobile as Senior Judicial Advisor.

"We are pleased and proud to add Judge Graddick to the outstanding team of leaders who are helping us transform the City of Mobile," said Mayor Stimpson. "

Woods said that Graddick's deep knowledge of the judicial and legal systems will be a valuable resource for the city's legal staff.

"I welcome the wise counsel of Judge Graddick and look forward to working closely with him," Woods said. "His experience will be a great benefit to us as we continue improving our municipal court system and the overall operation of legal services as they relate to the courts."

Graddick, a native of Mobile, has served as a Circuit Judge in Mobile County since 2004 and as Presiding Judge since 2006.

Graddick is a former District Attorney in Mobile and Montgomery counties and a former Attorney General for the State of Alabama. As a lawyer in private practice, he represented all types of clients ranging from pro bono, indigent individuals to Fortune 500 companies.

"Since the Mayor's election almost 4 years ago, I have been impressed with the progressive, energetic and successful leadership of Mayor Sandy Stimpson and his Administration," Graddick said. "After I retired as Presiding Circuit Court Judge, Mayor Stimpson asked me to consider an exciting opportunity and challenge to join his administration. It is indeed an honor to accept and be able to continue my public service by serving as an advisor to the city."