TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 22, 2021

U.S. Attorney Don Cochran, the top federal prosecutor in the Middle District of Tennessee, is stepping down at the end of the month, following a tradition of U.S. attorneys resigning upon election of a new president. According to the Nashville Post, Cochran submitted his resignation last week as requested by the White House and the Department of Justice. Cochran was confirmed to the post in September 2017, following the election of President Donald Trump. He was previously a professor at Belmont College of Law. Before moving to Nashville, Cochran was an assistant U.S. attorney in Birmingham. Cochran's wife is Cracker Barrel president and CEO Sandra Cochran. The office in Nashville will be overseen by First Assistant Mary Jane Stewart until a replacement is nominated by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.