TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 1, 2014

William B. “Jake” Lockert is seeking re-election to the office of district public defender in the 23rd Judicial District, The Tennessean reports. Lockert earned his law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law and began his career as an assistant district attorney in the 23rd Judicial District. He has served as the district public defender since 1998, and for one year served as president of the state District Public Defender's Conference. Lockert touts his work creating the first CASA program and the first drug court in the district and pledged to continue working to create the first misdemeanor drug court and veteran’s court in the area.