West Alabama District Attorney named D.A. of year

      {}{} District Attorney, Michael Jackson has been named Alabama's District Attorney of the Year by his peers in Orange Beach.

      {}{} Jackson told ABC 33/40 by phone, "It's quite and honor I tell you and quite a surprise."

      {}{} In selecting Jackson, other District Attorneys noted his successful prosecution in 2012 and earlier this year of two men who murdered a three year old boy.{} They also mentioned Jackson's prosecution of former state legislator James Thomas who was also a high school principal and convicted of sexual misconduct with a student.

      {}{}{}{}Jackson is serving his second term as District Attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit [largest in Alabama]{}which includes Hale, Wilcox, Perry, Dallas and Bibb counties.

      {}{}{} Before then, Jackson served as the youngest Municipal Judge in the state in Selma, Alabama.

      {}{}{} He's a graduate of Florida State College of Law.