Joyce Alene White Vance is an American lawyer who served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama from 2009 to 2017. She was one of the first five U.S. Attorneys, and the first female U.S. Attorney, nominated by President Barack Obama.
|Full Name||Joyce Alene White Vance|
|Date of Birth||July 22, 1960|
|Famous as||Former Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama from 2009 to 2017|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
Early Life and Education of Joyce Vance
Joyce White Vance (née Joyce Alene White) was born on July 22, 1960, in St. George, Utah. She was raised by a single mother in the middle-class Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park, California. She received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, in 1982.
She received a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1985.
Joyce Vance Career Path
Vance was a litigator in private practice at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Washington, DC, before joining the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Alabama in 1991. She spent ten years in the Criminal Division, working on investigations including that of Eric Robert Rudolph, who bombed a Birmingham abortion clinic and killed a police officer and set a string of church fires in the district. She successfully prosecuted five Boaz, Alabama, police officers charged with Conspiracy to Violate Civil Rights. She moved to the Appellate Division in 2002 and became the Chief of that Division in 2005.
Marital Status of Joyce Vance
Vance is married to Bob Vance. Bob Vance is Jefferson County, Alabama, Circuit Judge. They have four children.
Vance is the daughter-in-law of federal judge Robert S. Vance, who was murdered by a mail bomb in 1989. Joyce Vance is Jewish.
She is an avid knitter and once maintained a blog (now dormant) about knitting and yarns.
In an October 2022 Substack post on the midterm elections, Vance called VoteRiders an “amazing resource” for people who need help obtaining an ID to vote.
Joyce Vance Net Worth
In April 2017, the University of Alabama School of Law announced that Joyce Vance would join the law school as a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Law (effective August 2017) teaching in the areas of criminal justice reform, criminal procedure, and civil rights.
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