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, 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.
Assistant District Attorney
Will Gieske joined our office as an Assistant District Attorney in March 2019, immediately after graduating from law school. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Alabama and his law degree from Cumberland School of Law. Mr. Gieske chose to become a prosecutor so that he would have the means to stand against injustice, and represent the interest of those affected by crime, great or small.
Mr. Gieske is assigned to Circuit Judge Will Powell’s Courtroom. He also handles District Court dockets, including prosecuting domestic violence cases. He works closely with investigators at One Place Family Justice Center ensuring that we have victim-centered prosecution of domestic violence cases. Mr. Gieske is also responsible for prosecuting DUI cases. He coordinates and provides DUI trainings and legal updates to area law enforcement regarding DUIs.
He is married to Katie Poole Gieske. They have one child.