TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 29, 2014

Vanessa Pettigrew Bryan, public defender for Tennessee’s 21st Judicial District has filed for re-election, the Tennessean reports. Bryan has been affiliated with the office, which serves Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Williamson counties, for 24 years and was elected to the top post in 2006. “I am proud of the holistic approach we take to criminal defense work,” she says. “I am a strong advocate for addiction interdiction. The advances in mental health treatment together with addictive treatment offer viable options to imprisonment for non-violent offenders.” Bryan serves on the board of directors of the 21st Judicial District Drug Court and also is involved in the Williamson County DUI Drug Court.