Mr. Stanton is a lifelong Memphian. He received a B.A. degree in Political Science in 1994 from the University of Memphis and his J.D. degree from the University of Memphis in 1997. He began his legal career with the Law Offices of Charles E. Carpenter, and has since served in the capacity of Assistant City Attorney for the City of Memphis and as an associate member with the law firm of Armstrong Allen. Prior to his appointment as United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee by President Barack Obama, Mr. Stanton served from 2002 through 2010 as Senior Counsel with Federal Express Corporation in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was a member of the legal department’s commercial litigation team.
U.S. Attorney Stanton has a long record of community service. He has been active with and has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the National Bar Association – Ben F. Jones Chapter where he served as president, the Tennessee Commission on National and Community Service, and as chairman of Shelby County Books from Birth. In 2005, at the age of 33, he received the Memphis Bar Association’s Sam A. Myar, Jr. Award – the highest honor the Memphis Bar Association bestows annually upon a lawyer under the age of 40 for outstanding legal and community service. Mr. Stanton is married and has two children.