Edward J. Tarver
Southern District of Georgia

Edward J. Tarver, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of GeorgiaPresident Barack Obama nominated Ed Tarver as United States Attorney, Southern District of Georgia, on September 17, 2009. Tarver’s subsequent confirmation and appointment signaled the start of the next phase of a career marked by service to his family, his community and his country.

Tarver said, “My appointment gave birth to my relationship with the Justice Department. It is the most significant honor of my career and I am proud to lead a branch of the largest law firm in the world.”

Tarver served over 6 years as an active duty United States Army Field Artillery Officer before following a long held dream to pursue a career in law.  After  a clerkship with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, he worked 18 years with a private law firm building a civil practice and working to promote the growth and development of his community in Augusta, Georgia.  While in private practice, the citizens of his community elected Tarver to the Georgia State Senate where he was re-elected twice.

Tarver’s private practice experience included jury and non jury matters in state and federal courts.  He was counsel for individuals and public and private entities who sought to resolve alleged violations of constitutional rights and disputes over rights to compensation.   After becoming United States Attorney, Tarver relied upon his background and experience to increase efforts in the 43 counties that constitute the Southern District of Georgia to recover losses by the government resulting from fraud.    

Beverly, Tarver’s wife of 29 years and former high school classmate, is his confidant and partner.  They have two children, one a recent law school graduate and the other an entering college freshman.