State of Tennessee District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn 4th Judicial District

State of Tennessee District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn 4th Judicial District


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Gen. Jimmy Dunn has served as District Attorney General for the 4th Judicial District, which includes Sevier, Cocke, Jefferson and Rutledge counties, since being elected in 2006. Prior to being elected, Gen. Dunn served as Assistant District Attorney for more than 16 years. He was reelected for another eight-year term as District Attorney General in 2014.

Gen. Dunn graduated from Walters State Community College and East Tennessee State University, where he studied English with an interest in teaching and also majored in criminal justice. He graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Va. Later, while working with the Tennessee Department of Safety, he attended Nashville School of Law from 1983–1986.He was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in October 1986 and also admitted to the Federal Bar of the Middle District of Tennessee in 1986. He has also been admitted to the Federal Bar of the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Before he became an attorney, Gen. Dunn served his nation by joining the United States Army and serving as a military police officer in Germany from 1966–1968.He was a member of the 30th Military Police Battalion. He received an honorable discharge in June of 1968.

Gen. Dunn is a former member and past president (1994–1995) of the Newport Kiwanis Club. He has served on the Cocke County Literacy Council and served as a past president of the Cocke County Boys and Girls Club. He served as president of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference from 2016–2017.


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