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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Tennessee

Monday, September 16, 2013

District Attorney Lisa Shepperd Zavogiannis Sworn In As Special Assistant United States Attorney

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Lisa Shepperd Zavogiannis, District Attorney General, 31st Judicial District, was sworn in as a Special U. S. Attorney (SAUSA) for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Tennessee. The ceremony was held on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga by the Honorable William B. Mitchell Carter, U.S. Magistrate Judge.

She will continue to serve as District Attorney General for the 31st Judicial District. Her role as a SAUSA for the Eastern District of Tennessee, will allow her to assist the U.S. Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorneys in specific federal cases.

In 2006, Ms. Zavogiannis became the first woman in the state of Tennessee to be elected District Attorney in her judicial district. She maintains a strong focus on the children in her district as an active promoter of anti-drug and teen parenting programs. She serves as the President of the Children’s Advocacy Center for the Thirty-First Judicial District, and has done so since 2006. She is active with the District Attorney Generals Conference serving on several committees, including the Executive, Legislative, Public Education and Child Support Committees.

The Honorable William C. Killian, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee stated, “We are pleased to have Ms. Zavogiannis join our staff as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. This association allows us to continue and increase our cooperative efforts with the District Attorney General in the 31st Judicial District regarding violent crimes, drugs and human trafficking, and other areas of joint concern.”

Updated March 18, 2015