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Statement By U.S. Attorney J. Douglas Overbey On The Swearing In Of U.S. District Judge Charles E. Atchley, Jr.

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – United States Attorney J. Douglas Overbey congratulates Charles E. Atchley, Jr. on his swearing in today as United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Before taking the judicial oath, Judge Atchley had served for more than 19 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Tennessee, the last three as First Assistant U.S. Attorney.

“Judge Atchley ably served our office in numerous leadership positions while skillfully handling and supervising many of the office's most complex and important matters,” said U.S. Attorney Overbey. “We are proud of his many accomplishments and are confident he will serve on the bench with integrity and distinction.”


Rachelle Barnes
Public Information Officer
(865) 545-4167

Updated December 22, 2020

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