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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Acting United States Attorney

Mary Jane Stewart

Mary Jane Stewart was appointed the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee on March 1, 2021.  She began her career with the Department of Justice in 1983 as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Georgia where she prosecuted a wide variety of cases, including drug offenses, firearms cases, bank robberies, and public corruption.  While in the Northern District of Georgia, and over the next 37 years she served as an Organized Crime & Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) attorney, a deputy chief in the drug unit, Senior Litigation Counsel, and the Training Officer.

In the fall of 2017, she was named the First Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Middle District of Tennessee and held that position until being appointed to serve as the Acting U.S. Attorney. 

Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mrs. Stewart served in the City of Atlanta’s Solicitor’s Office as an Assistant City Solicitor and as an Assistant District Attorney for the Clayton Judicial Circuit in Jonesboro, Georgia.  She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia Law School.

Dates of Service: 
2021 - Present
Updated March 11, 2021