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Assistant District Attorneys


Chief Assistant District Attorney

Angie King Hamilton


Angie King Hamilton, who joined our office in May 2006, after serving as a Deputy District Attorney in the Montgomery County DA’s office, serves as our Chief District Attorney. Along with the District Attorney, she is responsible for prosecution of all major felony crimes.
Ms. Hamilton was the driving force behind the founding of the One Place of the Shoals Family Justice Center in 2014. For her efforts on this front and others, she was recognized as Shoals Woman of the Year in 2015.

In addition to her duties in the courtroom, Ms. Hamilton provides training for law enforcement and other groups in the community. She regularly conducts training sessions in area schools and churches, addressing issues of sexting, domestic violence, and child sexual assault. Ms. Hamilton heads our County’s Multi-Disciplinary Team, conducing monthly meetings with representatives from law enforcement, DHR, the Cramer Children’s Advocacy Center, and various other service providers to
ensure that we have quality prosecutions in cases involving crimes against children. She also works with our Child Support Unit, leading our efforts to collect child support for children in our County.
Ms. Hamilton is also recognized as an expert in prosecution of Human Trafficking cases. In 2017, she led the successful prosecution of Corey Artis Davis for human trafficking. Davis pled guilty to multiple charges and is serving a life sentence in the State prison.
Cold cases: Ms. Hamilton has a passion for solving cold cases. Under her leadership, cold cases involving the murders of Keith Barnett, Chris Stanback, and Debbie Paulk were solved. 

Ms. Hamilton is married to Joe Hamilton. The Hamiltons have three children.


Assistant District Attorney

Coty Hand


Coty Hand, who is a graduate of Jones Law School, joined our office in July 2017. Prior to joining our office, Mr. Hand, a UNA graduate, was in the general practice of law in Lauderdale County. Mr. Hand became a prosecutor due to his desire to help victims obtain some measure of justice in the court system.


Mr. Hand is assigned to Circuit Court Gil Self’s courtroom. Additionally, he is a member of the Adult Drug Court Team and the Mental Health Court team. He works closely with investigators at One Place Family Justice Center to ensure that we have quality prosecutions of domestic violence and cases involving crimes against children.

Mr. Hand, who is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cramer Children’s Center, is married to Jesse Hand and they have three children.

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Assistant District Attorney

Angela Hulsey


Angela Hulsey is a 1999 graduate of the University of North Alabama where she graduated with a double major in Political Science and English. After graduating with honors from the University of North Alabama, Angela attended Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi where she completed the three- year law school program in two and one half years. Upon graduating from Mississippi College School of Law in December 2001, Angela began her legal career as a law clerk serving the judges in Colbert County from March 2002 until April 2003.


Having always had a desire to become a trial lawyer, Angela accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney in the Morgan County District Attorney’s Office in April 2003. In January 2005, she joined the Colbert County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases in Colbert County Courts. On January 2, 2019, she was promoted to the position of Chief Assistant District Attorney. Within recent years, Angela has successfully prosecuted numerous felony offenses including Capital Murder, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, Robbery in the First Degree, and Kidnapping in the First Degree. She has also conducted numerous trainings for local law enforcement agencies on search and seizure issues and evidence collection for first responders.


In 2009, Angela served as lead prosecutor on the first case of “Chemical Endangerment of a Child that Resulted in Death” tried in the State of Alabama. As a result of the successful prosecution of that case, Alabama law was changed to provide certain protections to babies exposed to drugs and chemical substances prior to birth.


Angela has also served as a member of the Colbert County Multi-Disciplinary Team and currently serves as a board member for the Cramer Children’s Advocacy Center.


Angela is a native of the Shoals Area and is married to Brad Hulsey. The Hulseys have three children. When she is not in court, Angela enjoys spending time with her family.

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