General Bryant Dunaway Elected to Lead District Attorneys

September 11, 2019
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District Attorney General Bryant C. Dunaway was recently elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference.  In this role, General Dunaway will be directly involved in guiding the overall administration of justice in Tennessee.

“My commitment to the citizens of the 13th Judicial District is first and foremost to seek justice,” said General Dunaway.  “The work of a prosecutor is often difficult but we continue to meet the challenges, whether standing up for victims of crime, exploring alternative sentences in appropriate cases, or demanding strong punishment for violent criminals,”

General Dunaway, as a member of the Tennessee District Attorneys Conference Executive Committee, will have oversight of the Conference administration including budgeting, accounting, payroll, personnel and property management for all District Attorneys’ offices throughout the state as well as training for all personnel statewide.

“General Dunaway’s experience and common-sense approach to prosecution are valuable assets in coordinating efforts of all District Attorneys General throughout the state,” said Executive Director Jerry N. Estes. “We are fortunate to have leaders like Bryant Dunaway who are forward-thinking and committed to developing innovative solutions to difficult problems.”

As District Attorney for the 13th Judicial District, General Dunaway is the chief law enforcement official in the district that includes Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam and White Counties.  He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of both the 13th Judicial District Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force and the Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center.  He is a State of Tennessee Firearms Instructor.

General Dunaway was elected by the voters of the 13th Judicial District in 2014.  He is a graduate of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy, Tennessee Tech University, and the Nashville School of Law.  Prior to practicing law he worked as a police officer for the City of Cookeville.  Prior to his election, he was engaged in the private practice of law.

Bryant is the father of twin daughters, Katie and Julianne and a son, Grant. He and his wife, LeeAnn, make their home in Cookeville.