A decade after The American Lawyer singled out Birmingham attorney Kevin Newsom, then Alabama’s 34-year-old solicitor general, as one of its “Fab 50″ litigators under 40, Newsom is still on the rise.

On Monday, President Donald Trump nominated Newsom—now chairman of the appellate group at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Birmingham—to fill a long-vacant seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.