Alice Martin was the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. She was nominated by George W. Bush and served from September 29, 2001 until June 2009. During her term the office established a healthcare fraud task force which collected approximately $750M in qui tam settlements, as well as obtaining over 125 convictions of elected and appointed officials and contractors in public corruption prosecutions.
Martin tendered her resignation from office in June 2009, five months after the inauguration of Democratic President Barack Obama.
Martin is a native of Sledge, Mississippi.
Martin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and is a Registered Nurse. She worked as a nurse during law school and received her Juris Doctorate in 1981 from the University of Mississippi.
Martin began her legal career in Memphis, Tennessee in 1981 but soon entered a career of public service with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee in 1983. She served as an Assistant U. S. Attorney from 1983-1988, and as a Special Assistant U. S. Attorney from 1988-1990. She focused on white collar prosecutions and medical malpractice defense for VA, military and Bureau of Prison hospitals. She entered the private legal sector upon moving to Alabama specializing in insurance defense work before being appointed as a Circuit Court Judge by Governor Fob James in 1997, to fill an unexpired judicial term.
After being voted out and losing the election to Judge Mike Jones, Martin re-entered private practice and served as a mediator before being nominated by President Bush as the first female U. S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. During her 8 years of service she was recognized nationally for a top ranked Healthcare Fraud Task Force which returned over $750M in qui tam settlements/recoveries to the U. S. Treasury, as well as the North Alabama Public Corruption Task Force which obtained over 125 convictions of elected/appointed officials and contractors. She led the prosecution of the HEALTHSOUTH $2.8B accounting fraud which netted the first conviction under Sarbanes-Oxley, and resulted in 17 convictions of corporate officers for various frauds and FCPA violations. She also oversaw the successful prosecution of Eric Robert Rudolph, the FBI’s Most Wanted domestic terrorist for his bombing of a Birmingham abortion clinic.
After leaving public office she served as the VP – Ethics and Compliance for RegionalCare Hospital Partners of Brentwood, TN from 2010-2012. She then served as a healthcare compliance expert for various entities and as a Deputy Attorney General for the Alabama Department of Public Examiners and oversaw implementation of the Recovery Audit statute for the State of Alabama. She joined the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Alabama in May 2015 as the Chief Deputy Attorney General responsible for the day-to-day operation of the office.
Martin is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. She is certified in Healthcare Privacy (HCPC), Healthcare Compliance (CHC), civil and domestic relations mediation, as well as a certified fraud examiner (CFE). She is an recognized national speaker in healthcare compliance and white collar fraud.