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About The Office

The United States Attorney's Office represents the federal government in legal matters in which the United States is a party. The United States Attorneys have three statutory responsibilities under Title 28, Section 507 of the United States Code:

  • the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the Federal government;

  • the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party; and

  • the collection of administratively uncollectible debts owed the Federal government.

Functionally, the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Tennessee is divided into three divisions, a branch office, and two support programs including:

  • Criminal Division
  • Civil Division
  • Administration
  • Jackson Branch Office
  • Victim-Witness Program
  • Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

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"The United States Attorney is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal case is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done."

Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78, 85, 55 S.Ct. 629, 633 (1935)

Listing of past and the current U.S. Attorneys

Updated April 21, 2015