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U.S. Attorney Dunavant Announces AUSA Michelle Kimbril-Parks as OCDETF Chief

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

Memphis, TN – United States Attorney Dunavant is pleased to announce the appointment of AUSA Michelle Kimbril-Parks as Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Chief for theWestern District of Tennessee.

Michelle Kimbril-Parks is a graduate of the University of Memphis and the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Kimbril-Parks served as Assistant District Attorney with the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office for 7 years. During her service there, she managed and supervised Assistant District Attorneys in a broad litigation practice including driving offenses, theft of property, narcotics, domestic violence, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and murder.

U.S. Attorney Dunavant said, "I am pleased to announce that I have appointed AUSA Michelle Kimbril-Parks as the new OCDETF Chief AUSA in the Unit. Michelle has been an AUSA in our office since 2007, and has been assigned to the OCDETF Unit since 2013. Michelle is a very experienced prosecutor and dedicated public servant, and I am confident that she will lead the unit with effectiveness and success. I look forward to working with her to pursue the priorities of our office in the crucial areas of organized and gang crime and drug enforcement."

In October 2007, Kimbril-Parks joined the Department of Justice as Assistant United States Attorney. Her current responsibilities include making charging decisions based on relevant federal statutes; drafting indictments, search warrants, and other legal documents; researching and drafting briefs for matters appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; and presenting oral arguments to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In addition, her litigation practice has included cases involving possession of firearms, child exploitation, identity theft, escape, firearms trafficking, Hobbs Act Robbery, carjacking, narcotics and interstate stalking.

Updated August 17, 2018