Hugo L. Black United States Courthouse
1729 5th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
CM/ECF Helpdesk for Civil Cases:
Phone: (205) 278-1910
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Magistrate Judge John H. England III was appointed in 2013. Just prior to joining the Court, he served as the First Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama for three years. As First Assistant United States Attorney, he was responsible for the oversight of the Criminal, Civil, Appellate and Administrative Divisions of the United States Attorney’s office. He also served as Acting United States Attorney whenever the United States Attorney had to recuse from a case.
Prior to his selection as First Assistant, Judge England served for three years as the Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney/Deputy Chief in charge of the General Crimes, Narcotics and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Unit. Before serving as a supervisor, he spent eight years as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s office and served as lead prosecutor for a wide range of cases involving organized crime, white-collar crime, bank fraud, firearms, explosives, civil rights, and drugs. During his time as a prosecutor, he tried over 40 federal jury and bench trials. Judge England also handled and argued appeals before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Judge England graduated from the University Of Alabama School Of Law in 1996. He began working at the United States Attorney’s Office in 1999. Prior to his employment with the United States Attorney’s office, he served as a law clerk on the Alabama Supreme Court and practiced law as a plaintiff’s attorney specializing in the areas of personal injury, labor and employment, and class actions lawsuits filed against insurance companies in State and Federal court.
Judge England is a member of the Alabama, Magic City and Birmingham Bar Associations and he also serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Alabama School Of Law Alumni Association. He is a 2008 graduate of the Alabama State Bar Leadership forum and the son of former Alabama Supreme Court Justice and current state Circuit Judge John H. England Jr.