District Attorney

Jason Lawson

Serving Jackson, Macon, Smith, Trousdale and Wilson County | Tennessee

Gen. Lawson was appointed to the office by Governor Bill Lee on April 7, 2021. He had previously assumed the duties of the office on March 1, 2021, after being appointed by presiding judge Brody Kane as the acting district attorney upon the retirement of his predecessor, Gen. Tommy Thompson. Prior to his appointments, Gen. Lawson was a Deputy District Attorney where he served prosecuting drug offenses and homicides. He previously served as an Assistant District Attorney where he prosecuted thousands of cases over his career, including virtually every type of offense criminalized in Tennessee.

Gen. Lawson’s philosophy is that our criminal justice system is only as strong as our prosecutors. He serves to ensure that criminal prosecution in the 15th district is tough but fair. Gen. Lawson’s decision to be a prosecutor stems from his desire to help correct injustice, to make the lives of victims better, and to appropriately sentence offenders for their violations of the law.

News & Media Releases

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Brian Fuller

Deputy District Attorney, Wilson County, Mt. Juliet Crimes Prosecutor

Tom Swink

Deputy District Attorney, Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Prosecutor

Justin Harris

Deputy District Attorney, Wilson County, Property Crimes and Docket Supervisor

Tammy Meade

Assistant District Attorney, Wilson County, Crimes Against Persons

Javin Cripps

Assistant District Attorney, Wilson County, Drug Crimes Prosecutor

Laura Bush

Assistant District Attorney, Wilson County Vehicular Crimes Prosecutor and Docket Supervisor

David Roseberry

Assistant District Attorney, Wilson County, DUI Prosecutor

Ian Bratton

Assistant District Attorney, Jackson County Prosecutor

Wayne Sutter

Assistant District Attorney
Trousdale Turner

Jack Bare

Assistant District Attorney, Smith County Prosecutor

Samantha Key Williams

Assistant District Attorney, Smith County Prosecutor

William Calla

Assistant District Attorney, Macon County Prosecutor

Tyler Presley

Assistant District Attorney, Wilson County, Juvenile Prosecutor

Victim Services

Criminal Injuries Compensation

If you or someone you know is an innocent victim of a violent crime committed in the State of Tennessee, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund may be a financial resource for you.

TN Voices for Victims

Tennessee Voices For Victims (TVFV) works on behalf of victims of crime in Tennessee. We are a central agency that enables crime victims across the state to network with one another and journey toward healing.

Offender Lookup

VINE is the nation’s leading victim notification network. It allows survivors, victims of crime, and other concerned citizens to access timely and reliable information about offenders or criminal cases in U.S. jails and prisons.

TN Domestic Violence Hotline

The Statewide Domestic Violence Helpline is a referral and counseling helpline for victims of domestic violence. Counselors are available 24/7 to offer referrals and supportive listening, and help with safety planning.