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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Tennessee

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Donald Q. Cochran Sworn In As United States Attorney

Donald Q. Cochran was sworn in today as the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.  In a brief ceremony, Chief U.S. District Judge Waverly Crenshaw, Jr., administered the oath of office, making Cochran the District’s top federal prosecutor.


Cochran was nominated by President Donald Trump on June 29, 2017 and he was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 14, 2017.


“I am extremely humbled by the confidence that President Trump has shown in me by virtue of this nomination,” said U.S. Attorney Cochran.  “I look forward to serving the people of Middle Tennessee and continuing the fine work of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our many law enforcement partners in seeking justice on behalf of the American people.”


Prior to his appointment as U.S. Attorney, Cochran was a law professor at Belmont University School of Law and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Alabama.  He also served as a Deputy District Attorney in Birmingham and was an Army Ranger and Special Forces Officer. 

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David Boling Public Information Officer 615-736-5956
Updated September 21, 2017