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Public Defender Staff

Metropolitan Chief Public Defender

Martesha L. Johnson

Phone: (615) 862-5651
Email: MarteshaJohnson@jisnashville.gov


Deputy Chief Public Defender

Emily Herbert

Phone: (615) 862-5253
Email: EmilyHerbert@jisnashville.gov


Assistant Deputy Chief Public Defender

Georgia Sims

Phone: (615) 862-7278
Email: GeorgiaSims@jisnashville.gov


Adult Division Attorneys

Allensworth, William
Phone: (615)-862-5137
Email: WilliamAllensworth@jisnashville.gov

Barrera, Jennifer
Phone: (615) 862-4380
Email: JenniferBarrera@jisnashville.gov

Berry, Annie
Phone: (615) 862-5562
Email: AnnieBerry@jisnashville.gov

Biggs, Madison
Phone: (615) 862-6196
Email: MadisonTBiggs@jisnashville.gov

Bigsby, Julie
Phone: (615)-862-7286
Email: JulieBigsby@jisnashville.gov

Capp, Allison
Phone: (615) 862-5144
Email: AllisonLCapp@jisnashville.gov

Capp, Clay
Phone: (615) 862-5098
Email: ClayCapp@jisnashville.gov

Chaffin, Jason
Phone: (615) 880-3699
Email: JasonChaffin@jisnashville.gov

Coker, Kevin
Phone: (615) 880-3773
Email: KevinDCoker@jisnashville.gov

DeVasher, Jeff
Phone: (615)-862-7285
Email: JeffDevasher@jisnashville.gov

Dorwart, Katelyn
Phone: (615)-862-4942
Email: KatelynDorwart@jisnashville.gov

Dowling, Sean
Phone: (615)-862-7293
Email: SeanRDowling@jisnashville.gov

Dragonetti, Jessica
Phone: (615)-862-6193
Email: JessicaDragonetti@jisnashville.gov

Dusenberry, Jennifer L.
Phone: (615)-880-3698
Email: JenniferDusenberry@jisnashville.gov

Easterly, Golly
Phone: (615)-862-7292
Email: GollyEasterly@jisnashville.gov

Elliott, Casey
Phone: (615)-862-7282
Email: CaseyMElliott@jisnashville.gov

Escobar, Escarlet
Phone: (615)-862-6188
Email: EscarletGEscobar@jisnashville.gov

Fisher, Cody
Phone: (615)-862-3121
Email: CodyFisher@jisnashville.gov

Floyd, Marcus
Phone: (615)-862-7276
Email: MarcusEFloyd@jisnashville.gov

Getz, Laura
Phone: (615)-862-7284
Email: LauraGetz@jisnashville.gov

Graham, Lindsay
Phone: (615) 880-3137
Email: LindsayNGraham@jisnashville.gov

Griffith, Brian
Phone: (615) 862-4941
BrianGriffith@jisnashville.gov

Griffith, Kevin
Phone: (615)-880-3702
Email: KevinGriffith@jisnashville.gov

Herbert, Emily
Phone: (615) 862-5253
Email: EmilyHerbert@jisnashville.gov

Hess, Randi
Phone: (615)-880-3772
Email: RandiHess@jisnashville.gov

Hindman, Chad
Phone: (615)-862-5739
Email: ChadHindman@jisnashville.gov

Jordan, Megan
Phone: (615) 862-5252
Email: MeganJordan@jisnashville.gov

Kelly, Katie
Phone: (615)-862-5099
Email: KatieAKelly@jisnashville.gov

Kieley, David
Phone: (615)-862-7291
Email: DaveKieley@jisnashville.gov

Knox, Mario
Phone: (615)-862-7288
Email: MarceriousKnox@jisnashville.gov

Lawson, Joan
Phone: (615)-862-5746
Email: JoanLawson@jisnashville.gov

Morris, Kyle
Phone: (615) 862-7296
Email: KyleMMorris@jisnashville.gov

Mote, Faith
(615) 862-5293
Email: FaithAMote@jisnashville.gov

Neff, Kristin
Phone: (615)-862-7277
Email: KristinNeff@jisnashville.gov

Otey, Raven
Phone: (615)-862-5743
Email: RavenROtey@jisnashville.gov

Pate, Mary Ruth
Phone: (615)-862-5744
Email: MaryRuthPate@jisnashville.gov

Perry-Williams, Shaelan
Phone: (615)-880-3117
Email: ShaelanCPerryWilliams@jisnashville.gov

Poon, Brittania
Phone: (615) 862-7295
Email: BrittaniaPoon@jisnashville.gov

Preptit, Jeff
Phone: (615) 862-5254
Email: JeffLPreptit@jisnashville.gov

Rothbaum, Aaron
Phone: (615) 862-5296
Email: AaronRothbaum@jisnashville.gov

Ruiz, Sharon
Phone: (615)-862-7294
Email: SharonRuiz@jisnashville.gov

Schafer, Matthew
Phone: (615)-862-5154
Email: MatthewJSchafer@jisnashville.gov

Sims, Georgia
Phone: (615)-862-7278
Email: GeorgiaSims@jisnashville.gov

Story, Crandall
Phone: (615) 862-4919
Email: CrandallStory@jisnashville.gov

Street-Razbadouski, Chris
Phone: (615)-880-3770
Email: ChrisStreet@jisnashville.gov

Strout, Michaela
Phone: (615) 862-7280
Email: MichaelaRMStrout@jisnashville.gov

Tennent, Emma
Phone:(615)-862-7281
Email: EmmaTennent@jisnashville.gov

Tremayne, Jessica R.
Phone: (615) 862-7275
Email: JessicaRTremayne@jisnashville.gov

Unger, Natalie
Phone: (615) 862-5566
Email: NatalieBUnger@jisnashville.gov

Wiethe, John
Phone: (615)-862-7287
Email: JohnWiethe@jisnashville.gov

Wing, Jon
Phone: (615)-880-3701
Email: JonWing@jisnashville.gov


Education Rights Project Attorneys

Cruz, Beth
Phone: (615)-880-3710
Email: BethCruz@jisnashville.gov

McCarley, Jordyn
Phone: (615) 862-5734
Email: JordanKMcCarley@jisnashville.gov


Juvenile Division Attorneys

McNamara, Diane
Phone: (615)-880-3704
Email: DianeMcNamara@jisnashville.gov

Robinson, Rob
Phone: (615)-880-3706
Email: RobRobinson@jisnashville.gov

Sumner, LeAnne
Phone: (615)-880-3705
Email: LeAnneSumner@jisnashville.gov


Investigators

Metilor, Ashlee- Chief Investigator
Phone: (615)-862-5145
Email: AshleeMetilor@jisnashville.gov

Acevedo, Luis
Phone: (615)-862-4821
Email: LuisAcevedo@jisnashville.gov

Arrington, Joshua
Phone: (615)-862-3122
Email: JoshuaMArrington@jisnashville.gov

Collins, Joshua
Phone: (615)-862-7290
Email: JoshuaLCollins@jisnashville.gov

Cruz, Korina
Phone: (615) 862-7279
Email: KorinaNCruz@jisnashville.gov

Derrick, Lena
Phone: (615) 862-4823
Email: LenaTDerrick@jisnashville.gov

Escobar-Cardenas, Cindy
Phone: (615)-862-5097
Email: CindyEscobarCardenas@jisnashville.gov

Griner, Rick
Phone: (615) 880-3703
Email: RichardEGriner@jisnashville.gov

Marshall, Michael
Phone: (615)-862-5175
Email: MichaelEMarshall@jisnashville.gov


Legal Assistants & Paralegals

Appeals & Criminal Court

Ramey, Sandy- Appeals Division & Assistant to Deputy Public Defenders Emily Herbert & Georgia Sims
Phone: (615) 862-4921
Email: SandyRamey@jisnashville.gov

Miller, Katey- Criminal Court Division I
Phone: (615)-862-5138
Email: KateyNMiller@jisnashville.gov

Bruce, Cheryl- Criminal Court Division II
Phone: (615)-862-5249
Email: CherylBruce@jisnashville.gov

Thompson, Keitha- Criminal Court Division III
Phone: (615)-862-5153
Email: KeithaThompson@jisnashville.gov

Pipkin, Laurel- Criminal Court Division IV
Phone: (615)-862-5179
Email: LaurelFPipkin@jisnashville.gov 

Simpson, Sara- Criminal Court Division V
Phone: (615)-862-4907
Email: SaraSimpson@jisnashville.gov

Hayes, Debra- Criminal Court Division VI
Phone: (615)-862-5152
Email: DebraHayes@jisnashville.gov


Legal Assistants & Paralegals

General Sessions & Intake

Robertson, Fatima- General Sessions Administrator & Assistant to Public Defender Martesha L. Johnson
Phone: (615) 862-5136
Email: FatimaRobertson@jisnashville.gov

Hicks, Anthony
Phone: (615) 862-5730 x 79603
Email: MaryLeath@jisnashville.gov

Leath, Mary
Phone: (615) 862-4380
Email: AnthonyMHicks@jisnashville.gov


Legal Assistants & Paralegals

Juvenile Division

Yanez-Martinez, Alejandra
Phone: (615) 862-4381
Email: AlejandraYMartinez@jisnashville.gov


Administrative Division Staff

Arnold, Glen- Business Analyst
Phone: (615)-862-5139
Email: GlenArnold@jisnashville.gov

Bonner, Courtney – HR Analyst
Phone: (615)-862-5565
Email: courtneysbonner@jisnashville.gov

Crutchfield, Annette- Administrative Services Manager
Phone: (615) 880-3711
Email: AnnetteCrutchfield@jisnashville.gov

Hoggatt, Becky- Docket Manager
Phone: (615) 862-4905
Email: BeckyHoggatt@jisnashville.gov

Hoyt, Lyn – Communications Coordinator
Phone: (615) 880-3136
Email: lynfhoyt@jisnashville.gov

McMichael, Maynette- Community Services Paralegal & Forensic Evaluations Coordinator
Phone (615) 862-4906
Email: MaynetteMcMichael@jisnashville.gov

Shemwell, Pamela- Office Manager
Phone: (615) 862-4888
Email: PamShemwell@jisnashville.gov


Public Defender Social Services – Adult Division

Shelton, Pat – Program Manager
Phone: (615)-862-4988
Email: PatShelton@jisnashville.gov

Bradley, Darold
Phone: (615)-862-5157
Email: DaroldBradley@jisnashville.gov

Hanchar, Mari
Phone: (615)-862-5690
Email: MariKHanchar@jisnashville.gov

Ray, Ashley
Phone: (615)-862-5767
Email: AshleyDRay@jisnashville.gov

Shelton, Linda
Phone: (615)-862-4918
Email: LindaShelton@jisnashville.gov


Public Defender Social Services – Juvenile Division & Education Rights Project

Belleza-Binns, Luz
Phone: (615) 862-5742
Email: LusBellezaBinns@jisnashville.gov

Burris, Lydia
Phone: (615)-862-6996
Email: LydiaBurris@jisnashville.gov

Hayes, Patricia
Phone: (615)-880-3707
Email: TrishHayes@jisnashville.gov