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L. Scott Coogler

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Lawrence Scott Coogler
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Assumed office
January 1, 2020
Preceded byKaron O. Bowdre
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Assumed office
May 28, 2003
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byH. Dean Buttram Jr.
Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama
In office
January 1999 – May 2003[1]
Personal details
Lawrence Scott Coogler

(1959-10-03) October 3, 1959 (age 61)
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Spouse(s)Mitzi Hayes[1]
ResidenceTuscaloosa, Alabama[1]
EducationUniversity of Alabama (BA, JD)
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Alabama Army National Guard[1]
Years of service1988–1991 (active)[1]
1991–1997 (inactive)[1]
UnitJ.A.G. Corps[1]

Lawrence Scott Coogler (born October 3, 1959), known professionally as L. Scott Coogler, is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Education and career

Born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, Coogler received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama in 1981 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1984. From 1982 to 1984 he was a law clerk to attorney David B. Ellis and later to Judge Paul Conger of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama.[1] He was in private practice in Alabama from 1984 to 1999, also serving in the Army National Guard from 1988 to 1991. He was a judge on the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama from 1996 to 2003. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama School of Law, from 2000–2003.[2]

District court service

On March 27, 2003, Coogler was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama vacated by H. Dean Buttram Jr. Coogler was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 22, 2003, and received his commission on May 28, 2003. He became Chief Judge on January 1, 2020.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Confirmation hearing on federal appointments : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session. pt.3 (2003) This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ Law, University of Alabama School of. "Judge Scott Coogler - University of Alabama – School of Law".
  3. ^ "Judicial Milestones: L. Scott Coogler,


Legal offices
Preceded by
H. Dean Buttram Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Preceded by
Karon O. Bowdre
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
This page was last edited on 2 January 2021, at 07:09
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