Algert S. Agricola, Jr. was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1978. Al received his Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University of Louisiana in 1974 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1978. He served as Law Clerk and Staff Attorney, for the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals from 1978 to 1980. He served as Law Clerk to Judge Truman M. Hobbs, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, in 1980. Al was appointed Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama, Civil Litigation Section, and served from 1980 to 1987. Al served in the administration of President Ronald Reagan as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Alabama, Criminal Division and Civil Forfeitures from 1987 to 1989. Al’s experience as a federal prosecutor gives him unique insight into the system as a defense attorney. Al is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar Association. His practice concentrations are in election law, constitutional law, long term care, insurance coverage analysis, mental health law, employment practices litigation, premises liability, administrative law, and white-collar crime. Al has been appointed to serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General while in private practice to represent the interests of the State of Alabama and its employees. He is currently serving as an Administrative Law Judge for the State of Alabama. Al is a past president of the Hugh Maddox Inn of Court and is current president of the Montgomery Chapter of the Federalist Society.
Over his almost four decades as a lawyer, Al has represented seven Alabama governors, three chief justices of the Alabama Supreme Court, four associate justices of the Alabama Supreme Court, and numerous circuit and district judges. Recently, Al was appointed by the Alabama Supreme Court to serve on its Standing Committee on the Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure.