Former PD Opens New Practice in Tazewell

Former Eighth Judicial District Assistant Public Defender Carla Fortner Brewer has opened a law practice in downtown Tazewell after taking eight months off to spend with her two-year old daughter. Brewer spent nearly five years in the public defender’s office, first as a law clerk and then as assistant public defender. Her new law office is located on Main Street, between the Rome Cardwell Park and the Sports Center. Business hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office can be reached at (423) 526-5640. The Claiborne Progress has more on her story.