Lawyer in Cookeville, TN

As an attorney that practices in Cookeville, Tennessee, it’s important to know about the local court system.  Here is useful information about the courts in Putnam County, Tennessee.

The Criminal Court Judges are The Honorable David Patterson and The Honorable Gary McKenzie.  Judge Patterson has served the 13th Judicial District as judge for eleven years.  Previously, he was an Assistant District Attorney for sixteen years.  Judge McKenzie was elected to the bench in 2014.  Before joining the bench, he served as a Deputy District Attorney and as a JAG Officer.  Their contact information is:

The Honorable David Patterson
321 East Spring Street, Suite 305
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 525-1699 (P)

The Honorable Gary McKenzie
321 East Spring Street, Suite 303
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 528-1114 (P)

The Circuit Court Judges are The Honorable Amy Hollars and The Honorable Jonathan Young.  Governor Phil Bredesen appointed Judge Hollars to the bench in 2009.  As an undergraduate, she graduated first in her class from the University of the South.  As a law student, she was Order of the Coif at the University of Tennessee College of Law.  Judge Young was elected in 2014.  Before joining the bench, he was a partner at Cameron and Young.  Their contact information is:

The Honorable Amy Hollars
1010 East Main Street
P.O. Box 68
Livingston, TN 38570
(931) 823-6453 (P)

The Honorable Jonathan Lee Young
321 East Spring Street, Suite 302
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-6692 (P)

The Chancellor is The Honorable Ron Thurman.  Chancellor Thurman was elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2014.  Before serving on the bench, he practiced law for 23 years in private practice.  His contact information is:

The Honorable Ronald Thurman
321 East Spring Street, Suite 307
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-2105 (P)

The General Sessions Judges are The Honorable John Hudson and The Honorable Steve Qualls.  Both judges had distinguished careers before joining the bench.  Before the people of Putnam County elected Judge Hudson, he served as Regional Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Human Services.  Similarly, Judge Qualls was a practicing attorney for eighteen years and a municipal judge for seven years before being elected as general sessions judge.   Their contact information is:

The Honorable John Hudson
421 East Spring Street, Room C-07
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 528-5541

The Honorable Steven D. Qualls
421 East Spring Street, Room C-07
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 528-5541

The District Attorney is General Bryant Dunaway.  General Dunaway is a former police officer that has been serving in his current position since 2014.  The Assistant District Attorneys in Putnam County are Generals Beth Willis, Victor Gernt, and James Hargis.  Their office number is (931) 528-5015 and their office is located at:

District Attorney’s Office
1519-A East Spring Street
Cookeville, TN 38506

The Public Defender is Craig Fickling.  Mr. Fickling has more than twenty-five years of legal experience.  His office number is (931) 526-9141 and his office is located at:

Public Defender’s Office
1420 Neal Street, Suite 202
Cookeville, TN 38501

The Circuit Court Clerk is Marcia Borys.  Her office number is (931) 528-1508 and her office is located at:

421 East Spring Street
Room 1C, Suite 49A
Cookeville, TN 38501

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