Callie Granade

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Callie Granade
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Station:   Mobile, AL
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   2/12/2002 - Present
Chief:   2003 - 2010
Preceded by:   Alex Howard
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   Lexington, VA
Undergraduate:   Hollins College, B.A., 1972
Law School:   U. of Texas Law, J.D., 1975

Callie V. Granade is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. Grande was the Chief Judge of the Court, serving with the Clerk of Court as the court's lead administrative officer from 2003-2010. She joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Prior to appointment, Granade was an interim U.S. Attorney.[1]

Early life and education

A native of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Granade graduated from Hollins College with her bachelor's degree in 1972 and later graduated from the University of Texas Law School with her Juris Doctorate 1975.[1]

Professional career

Granade started her legal career in 1975 as a law clerk for former Federal Appeals Judge John Godbold in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 1976, Granade joined the US Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Alabama as a Assistant US Attorney. She served in this position from 1977 until 2001, when she was appointed as an interim US Attorney by President George W. Bush.[1] She remained an interim US Attorney until her appointment to the Federal Bench in 2001.

Judicial career

Southern District of Alabama

On the unanimous recommendation of Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, Granade was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001 to a seat vacated by Alex Howard. Granade was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 4, 2002, and received commission on February 12, 2002. Granade served as Chief Judge of the Court from 2003-2010.[1]

Notable cases

Steroid case (2009)

  United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
     *USA v. Tucker 1:08-cr-00160-CG
After a plea agreement, Judge Granade sentenced a Colorado doctor to twenty-one months in federal prison for dispensing anabolic steroids outside his professional practice.[2]

The case was the result of a probe into a Mobile-area pharmacy that shipped steroids illegally to hundreds of people. An affidavit said that Brett Branch, a business associate, sent Tucker order forms for patients seeking steroids and human growth hormone.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Alex Howard
Southern District of Alabama
Seat #3
Succeeded by: