District Attorney Robert L. Broussard
Robert L. Broussard was appointed District Attorney of the 23rd Judicial Circuit of Alabama in May, 2009 by Governor Bob Riley. Prior to his appointment, Rob spent 21 years as a career prosecutor with the District Attorney’s office, serving in the capacity of Deputy District Attorney responsible for the prosecution of violent crime and the supervision of all staff attorneys and specialized units and earlier in his career as assistant district attorney heading the felony drug unit.
Broussard obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1985 from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. As an undergraduate, he attended the University of Alabama and graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Criminology. He began his legal career as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. before returning to Huntsville in 1988 to work for then-District Attorney Robert (Bud) Cramer. He has prosecuted thousands of cases ranging from drug possession to capital murder.Broussard is a member of the Alabama District Attorney’s Association and a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership program. In addition, he serves on the Boards of Partnership for a Drug Free Community; the Huntsville Police Citizens Foundation and the Madison-Morgan County Strategic Counterdrug Team.Broussard is married to the former Cathie Piercy and they have two daughters. They attend Asbury United Methodist Church.