Public Defender Staff

Public Defender Attorneys

C. Dawn Deaner – Metropolitan Public Defender – George Washington

Jerrilyn Manning – Deputy Public Defender – Nashville School of Law

Ashley Ahlholm  – Asst. Public Defender – American University

William Allensworth – Asst. Public Defender – Boston College Law School

Annie Berry – Asst. Public Defender – American University

Julie Bigsby – Asst. Public Defender – University of Memphis

Melissa Bourne – Asst. Public Defender  – Georgetown University

Ryann Casey – Asst. Public Defender – Loyola University

Jason Chaffin – Asst. Public Defender – Nashville School of Law

Beth Cruz – Asst. Public Defender – Vanderbilt University

Chase Cunningham – Asst. Public Defender  – Nashville School of Law

Jeff DeVasher – Asst. Public Defender – Vanderbilt University

Jennifer L. Dusenberry – Asst. Public Defender – University of Tennessee Knoxville

Laura Dykes – Asst. Public Defender – Vanderbilt University

Ember Eyster – Asst. Public Defender – Washington and Lee University

Ellen Forrester – Asst. Public Defender – Tulane University

Laura Getz – Asst. Public Defender – Southern Methodist University

Megan Geer – Asst. Public Defender – University of Tennessee Knoxville

Tanner Gibson – Asst. Public Defender – Vanderbilt University

Brian Griffith – Asst. Public Defender – University of Memphis

Kevin Griffith – Asst. Public Defender – University of Memphis

Patrick Hakes – Asst. Public Defender – Case Western Reserve University

Kathryn L. Hansel – Asst. Public Defender – Northwestern University

Mary-Kathryn Harcombe – Asst. Public Defender – New York University

Keeda J. Haynes – Asst. Public Defender – Nashville School of Law

Randi Hess – Asst. Public Defender – Roger Williams University

Chad Hindman – Asst. Public Defender – Nashville School of Law

Martesha L. Johnson – Asst. Public Defender – University of Tennessee

Megan Jordan – Asst. Public Defender – Vanderbilt University

David Kieley – Asst. Public Defender – Vanderbilt University

Joan Lawson – Asst. Public Defender – Vanderbilt University

Carrie Mason -Asst. Public Defender – North Carolina Central University

Diane McNamara – Asst. Public Defender – Northwestern University

Aisha McWeay – Asst. Public Defender – Vanderbilt University

Jared Mollenkof – Asst. Public Defender – Georgetown University Law Center

Kristin Neff – Asst. Public Defender – Indiana University

Mary Ruth Pate – Asst. Public Defender – University of Alabama

Adam Pienciak – Asst. Public Defender – George Washington University

Brittania Poon – Asst. Public Defender – University of California, Los Angeles

Erin Robinson – Asst. Public Defender – Washington University

Rob Robinson – Asst. Public Defender – Kentucky

Sharon Ruiz – Asst. Public Defender – Stanford

Daniel Satterfield – Asst. Public Defender – Hofstra University School of Law

Georgia Sims – Asst. Public Defender – Vanderbilt University

Crandall Story – Asst. Public Defender – University of North Carolina

Chris Street-Razbadouski – Asst. Public Defender – Columbia University

LeAnne Sumner – Asst. Public Defender – University of Tennessee Knoxville

Emma Tennent – Asst. Public Defender – Vanderbilt University

John Wiethe – Asst. Public Defender – Nashville School of Law

Jonathan Wing – Asst. Public Defender – Pennsylvania

Stella Yarbrough – Asst. Public Defender – Vanderbilt University

Public Defender Law Clerk

Maria Lungu – Law Clerk – University of Tennessee Knoxville

Public Defender Social Services – Adult Division

Emily Herbert, M. Ed., J.D.

Darold Bradley, B.S.

Patrica Shelton, B.S.

Caress Ushry, M.A.

Public Defender Social Services – Juvenile Division

Patricia S. Hayes, LCSW

Lydia Burris, LMSW

Jill Overton

Public Defender Investigator Staff

Luis Acevedo, Bilingual

Joshua Collins

Jill M. Fitcheard – Chief Criminal Investigator

Brett Flener

Alex Howard

Yosef Wise

Public Defender Business Analyst

Glen Arnold