Alabama Attorneys General

Charles Allen Graddick

photo of portrait of Ala. Attorney General Charles Graddick


Attorney General: 1979-1987


Charles Allen Graddick was born December 10, 1944 in Mobile, Alabama, the son of Julian and Elvira (Smith) Graddick. He attended both public and private schools in Mobile, graduating from University Military School in 1963. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in 1967; and in 1970 from Cumberland School of Law, a Juris Doctor Degree.


Graddick was appointed Law Clerk in 1970 to Alabama Supreme Court Justice, Dan T. McCall; served as Assistant District Attorney for Mobile County 1971-1974; District Attorney for Mobile County 1975-78; Attorney General for the State of Alabama in 1978-1987; Special Advisor to the Alabama Supreme Court on Rules and Procedure; rewrote Alabama’s Criminal Code and wrote the State’s first Consumer Protection Act, the Habitual Offender Law and established Alabama’s first Victim’s Assistance Office.  


At the request of the Governor in 1991, he filled an unexpired term as District Attorney for Montgomery County, Alabama, returning to private practice in 1992.


In 2009 Graddick was serving as presiding judge of Alabama's Thirteenth Judical Circuit.


Graddick is a member of the Mobile and Alabama Bar Associations; Society of Attorney’s General Emeritus; Paul Brock Chapter of the American Inn of Court; Alabama Circuit Judges Association; and Christ Anglican Church.


He served in the Alabama Army National Guard, Judge Advocate General, and retired after 23 years of service.



Alabama Department of Archives and History, Official and Statistical Register, 1979, 34.
Web page of the Alabama Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, August 2009.