James Bruce “Jimmy” Dunn was born the fourth oldest of eleven children. He is the son of James Jesse “Jim” Dunn of Newport, TN. and Marian Hall Dunn of Newport, TN. He was born in Cocke County, Tennessee in the lower English Creek area on July 20, 1947.

He has been married twenty years to Rhonda Karene Dunn of Dickson County, Tennessee, and she is a registered nurse in the Labor and Delivery Department at Baptist Hospital of Cocke County.

He is the proud father of two children, Bruce, and Lauren Dunn. Bruce is a full-time student at East Tennessee State University and Lauren is a senior at Cocke County High School. He has a daughter-in-law, Miranda Hartsell Dunn, and she is employed at Northport School.

He is an active member of Grace Baptist Church on Edwina Rd., in Newport, TN. pastored by Reverend Steve Downard.

Educational background: he received his public education in various schools in Cocke County and graduated from Cocke County High School in 1965 with honors.

He is a graduate of Walters State Community College where he received his Associate of Science Degree in Law Enforcement in 1976. He was a member of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society.

He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Services in 1978. He was a member of Pi Gamma Mu National Honor Society.

He furthered his education toward his Masters Degree in Education at East Tennessee State University.

He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Quantico,Virginia and graduated in December 1980.

He is a 1986 graduate of the Nashville School of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate in 1986.

Prior to becoming elected District Attorney General in August 2006, he was an Assistant District Attorney General for sixteen years with the vast majority of it being spent in Cocke County, Tennessee.

He was in private practice for three years in Nashville, Tennessee where he practiced criminal law, domestic relations, and personal injury.

Prior to practicing law, he was a police instructor at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in Donelson, Tennessee where he worked full-time while attending night law school.

He was a State Trooper for the Tennessee Highway Patrol for ten years before teaching at the Law Enforcement Training Academy.

He was employed at Newport Industrial Products (formerly known as Firestone) in Newport, Tennessee from 1968 to 1972. He began sweeping floors and moving equipment and was promoted to a shift supervisor when he left Firestone.

He received his first experience in the workforce where he was hired at the tender age of nine by our beloved Milo Hurst of Newport; he worked cutting cabbage, driving a tractor, and hauling dirt and sand.

He is a veteran of the United States Army and served as a Military Policeman in Germany and California from 1966-68. He received an honorable discharge upon completion of his enlistment.

He is a recent past president of the Boys and Girls Club of Newport, TN. He is also a distinguished past president of the Kiwanis Club of Newport, TN. He currently serves on the Literacy Council for Cocke County, and is immediate past president of the Cocke County Bar Association.

His hobbies include bottle hunting, and he has a vast collection of bottles ranging from old milk bottles to inkwells. He is an avid reader and also enjoys walking and baseball.

He was recently elected District Attorney General for the Fourth Judicial District serving Cocke, Sevier, Grainger, and Jefferson County. He was sworn in on September 1, 2006 as District Attorney General at the Cocke County Courthouse.


Services Provided:

This office is charged with the prosecution of criminal cases on behalf of the State of Tennessee for the Fourth Judicial District, which is comprised of Sevier, Cocke, Jefferson, and Grainger Counties.

Additional Information:

Victims and witnesses involved in cases pending in the Sevier County General Sessions who have questions regarding their cases should contact Assistant District Attorney Pamela Huddleston.

Victims and witnesses of cases bound to the Grand Jury or pending in the Sevier County Circuit Court who have questions regarding their cases should contact Robin Hughes, Assistant Victim Witness Coordinator or Kim Hudson, Victim Witness Coordinator.

Charges for services: None

Contact Information:

OFFICE LISTINGS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICES


SEVIERVILLE – MAIN OFFICE:

DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL
125 COURT AVE., SUITE 301E
SEVIERVILLE, TN 37862

MAIN (865)429-7021 
STEPHANIE (865)429-7024
FAX (865)429-7025

NEWPORT – COCKE COUNTY BRANCH OFFICE:

DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL
355 EAST BROADWAY
NEWPORT, TN 37821

MAIN (423)623-1285
FAX (423)623-2012

DANDRIDGE – JEFFERSON COUNTY BRANCH OFFICE:

DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL
1252 GAY STREET
P.O. Box 690
Dandridge, TN 37725

MAIN (865)397-2367
FAX (865)397-4807

RUTLEDGE – GRAINGER COUNTY BRANCH OFFICE:

DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL
GRAINGER COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER
SUITE #112
270 JUSTICE CENTER DRIVE
RUTLEDGE, TN 37861

MAIN (865)828-6462
FAX (865)828-6462

Anyone wishing to speak to General Dunn directly should call his Administrative Assistant Stephanie Gray. (865) 429-7021 EXT. 103

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Closed on state holidays

County Meetings & Events

Thu Jan 08 @ 3:00PM -
Water Committee
Thu Jan 08 @ 4:00PM -
Budget Committee
Thu Jan 08 @ 5:00PM -
Intergovernmental Committee
Thu Jan 08 @ 6:00PM -
Emergency Services
Thu Jan 08 @ 7:00PM -
Beer Board
Mon Jan 12 @12:00PM -
E-911 Committee Meeting
Mon Jan 12 @ 5:00PM -
Steering Committee Meeting
Mon Jan 12 @ 5:30PM -
Education Committee
Tue Jan 13 @ 4:00PM -
Board of Zoning and Appeals
Tue Jan 13 @ 5:30PM -
Planning Committee
Mon Jan 19 @ 5:00PM -
Transportation Committee
Mon Jan 19 @ 6:00PM -
CANCELED County Commission Meeting

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