Cumberland Faculty of legislation alumnus appointed as Tuscaloosa Metropolis Lawyer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) – Mayor Walt Maddox has appointed Scott Holmes to succeed Glenda Webb as Tuscaloosa City Attorney.

“I am honored and excited to have Scott lead our attorney’s office,” Maddox said in a press release.

Holmes began his career in Tuscaloosa when he accepted a position with the Tuscaloosa District Attorney in 2007. He previously worked for the Birmingham Legal Aid Society after attending the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and completing his PhD in 2005.

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After seven years in the prosecution, Holmes was appointed Tuscaloosa City Associate Attorney in 2014.

“Scott has played an important role in managing the city in many key areas during our COVID-19 response, including Incident Command Legal Advisor and Head of Department, Short Term Rental Regulations, Permits for Pierpole, Elevate Tuscaloosa, Project Unity, and Crime Response Team, ”said Maddox.

In addition to the civil service, Holmes is active in both the local and legal communities. He has served as President of the Board of Focus on Senior Citizens, a board member of the Tuscaloosa County Alternative Sentencing Program, and a member of the Kiwanis of Greater Tuscaloosa. Holmes was also elected President of the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association in 2017 and has served as the Alabama State Bar Commissioner for the 6th Judicial Circuit for the past three years.

“I think it has what it takes to make us the most innovative and effective city in America,” said Maddox.

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