TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 7, 2021

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee today appointed Hartsville attorney Jason Lawson as the new district attorney general for the 15th Judicial District. Lawson, who has been serving as district attorney general pro tempore, will take over immediately. He will serve until the election in August 2022. The district serves Jackson, Macon, Smith, Trousdale and Wilson counties. The vacancy was created by the retirement of longtime district attorney Tom P. Thompson. The Tennessean looks at Thompson's 44-year career.