June 15, 2017: Louis V. Franklin, Sr., was nominated as the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama on Monday, June 12, 2017. Franklin, of Alabama, has worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama for nearly twenty-seven years, including working as the Criminal Division Chief for nearly sixteen years. Franklin was previously an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1990 to 1996, and from 1998 to 2001. From 1996 to 1998, Franklin was an associate at Sirote and Permutt. Franklin received his law degree from the Howard University School of Law in 1987.