Mr. Alley graduated with honors from the University of Alabama, with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. He went on to attend and graduated from the University Of Alabama School Of Law. While still in law school, Mr. Alley clerked at the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney's Office, where he successfully tried several felony jury trials as a law student.
Based on his outstanding performance for the office while in law school, Mr. Alley was asked to join the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney's Office as a prosecutor. As a Deputy District Attorney, he tried dozens of cases before juries in Circuit Court and frequently represented the District Attorney's Office before the District Court. Mr. Alley also conducted Grand Jury proceedings and was personally responsible for cases ranging from murder to drug trafficking. It was in this position where he learned how to analyze legal issues from every conceivable angle, successfully argue to a judge, and, most importantly, persuade juries.
Shortly after joining the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney's Office, Mr. Alley was chosen to become a special federal prosecutor in order to combat gun violence. Mr. Alley served in this position for three years where he evaluated cases for federal prosecution.
Mr. Alley went on to work at the Limestone County District Attorney's Office where he was tasked with handling a wide variety of cases. He was personally responsible for handling tens of thousands of misdemeanor cases in District Court as well as hundreds of felony level cases in Circuit Court. Mr. Alley was primarily responsible for drug and narcotics cases in this position.
In addition to being a skilled trial attorney, Edward L. Alley has previously served as instructor at Alabama police academies. He has taught law enforcement classes with subjects ranging from DUI, the entire Alabama criminal code, and dealing with illegal searches by the police. He also has taught legal courses at the National Center for Explosives Research and Technology for the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the military and local, state, and federal law enforcement. He now uses that same information to provide vigorous representation on behalf of his clients.
In 2011, Mr. Alley was honored to serve as a Special Municipal Judge for the City of Athens, Alabama. He represents clients throughout Alabama, regularly appearing in the Circuit and District Courts of Limestone County, the Municipal Court of Athens, and the Municipal Court of Ardmore, AL. Mr. Alley is a member in good standing of the Limestone County Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar Association, the Bar of the U.S. District Court for Northern Alabama, and the Bar of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.