Tennessee District Attorneys

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The prosecuting officer of a criminal case -- the official who represents the government in criminal cases -- is known as the District Attorney (or "D.A."). Tennessee is split into 31 judicial districts, each comprising at least one county, and refers to each prosecuting attorney as "District Attorney General." It's the District Attorney General's responsibility to either file charges against a criminal suspect or (depending on the nature of the case) convene a grand jury to help decide.

There may be instances where criminal defendants or suspects -- typically through an attorney -- will want to contact the District Attorney General. For instance, they may want to negotiate a plea deal before trial in exchange for reduced charges or probation. But it's also important to avoid "tipping your hand" to the prosecution regarding your defense strategy.

Tennessee State Attorney General

While Tennessee's District Attorneys General represent various regions ("judicial districts") throughout the state, Tennessee's Attorney General (or "A.G.") represents the state as a whole.

Directory of Tennessee District Attorneys General

Tennessee is divided into 31 judicial districts, each covering one or more counties. Counties and cities also have attorneys representing their respective jurisdiction. The following directory lists Tennessee District Attorneys General, the Madison County Attorney, and the Memphis City Prosecutor.

1st District Attorney General (Carter / Johnson / Unicoi / Washington)

18th District Attorney General (Sumner)

2nd District Attorney General (Sullivan)

19th District Attorney General (Montgomery / Robertson)

3rd District Attorney General (Greene / Hamblen / Hancock / Hawkins)

20th District Attorney General (Davidson / Nashville)

4th District Attorney General (Cocke / Grainger / Jefferson / Sevier)

21st District Attorney General (Hickman / Lewis / Perry / Williamson)

5th District Attorney General (Blount)

22nd District Attorney General (Giles / Lawrence / Maury / Wayne)

6th District Attorney General (Knox)

23rd District Attorney General (Cheatham / Dickson / Houston / Humphreys / Stewart)

7th District Attorney General (Anderson)

24th District Attorney General (Benton / Carroll / Decatur / Hardin / Henry)

8th District Attorney General (Campbell / Claiborne / Fentress / Scott / Union)

25th District Attorney General (Fayette / Hardeman / Lauderdale / McNairy / Tipton)

9th District Attorney General (Loudon / Meigs / Morgan / Roane)

26th District Attorney General (Chester / Henderson / Madison)

10th District Attorney General (Bradley / McMinn / Monroe / Polk)

27th District Attorney General (Obion / Weakley)

11th District Attorney General (Chattanooga / Hamilton)

28th District Attorney General (Crockett / Gibson / Haywood)

12th District Attorney General (Bledsoe / Franklin / Grundy / Marion / Rhea / Sequatchie)

29th District Attorney General (Dyer / Lake)

13th District Attorney General (Clay / Cumberland / DeKalb / Overton / Pickett / Putnam / White)

30th District Attorney General (Memphis/Shelby)

14th District Attorney General (Coffee)

31st District Attorney General (Van Buren / Warren)

15th District Attorney General (Jackson / Macon / Smith / Trousdale / Wilson)

 

16th District Attorney General (Rutherford/Cannon)

Madison County District Attorney General

17th District Attorney General (Bedford / Lincoln / Marshall / Moore)

Memphis City Prosecutor

Note: Although we strive to provide the most current contact and website information available for the D.A. offices in this state, this information is subject to change. If you have found contact or website information that is not current, please contact us.

Talk to a Lawyer Before Contacting a Tennessee District Attorney

While the prosecuting attorney is the one who files criminal charges in their respective jurisdiction, it's usually not necessary (or even advisable) to call the District Attorney General's office. However, an experienced defense attorney will know how best to proceed and can contact them on your behalf if need be. Get help with your case today by contacting a Tennessee criminal defense attorney near you.

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