District 16

Honorable Jennings H. Jones

Serving Cannon and Rutherford counties

Office Locations


Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Alma mater(s)

Washington & Lee University, 1995; University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1998

Election history

Elected in 2014. Re-elected in 2022.

District Attorney Gen. Jennings Jones is a career prosecutor, with multiple decades of experience in handling criminal cases of all types. Starting in the District Attorney’s Office in 1998, Gen. Jones worked as an Assistant District Attorney for 16 years before running for office in 2014. Gen. Jones understands that each case must be examined individually, with the most serious cases receiving the most serious punishments. Above all, he understands that goal of his office is to seek justice in each case.  


President of the Board, Child Advocacy Center for Rutherford and Cannon Counties; President of the Board, Jennings & Rebecca Jones Foundation; Member, Rotary Club; Attends World Outreach Church

Number and types of courts in your district:

Rutherford County – General Sessions Court (three Criminal divisions), Circuit Court (three Criminal Divisions), Juvenile Court, Smyrna Municipal Court (General Sessions); Cannon County – General Sessions, Circuit Court, Juvenile Court

Notable things about your district:

The 16th Judicial District, composed of Rutherford and Cannon counties, remains one of the fasting-growing jurisdictions in the state of Tennessee, with Murfreesboro being one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. The jurisdiction contains 890 square miles and encompasses the geographic center of the state of Tennessee. The primary cities within the jurisdiction are Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne, Woodbury and Eagleville. Murfreesboro is home to Middle Tennessee State University, the second-largest college in the state.  



When it comes to safety and prevention, Tennessee District Attorneys know the importance of being tough on crime. Learn more about what your DA does.

Murfreesboro Criminal Office

320 West Main Street, Suite 100
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-8008
Fax: (615) 898-8039

Murfreesboro Child Support

212 Heritage Park Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: (615) 898-8002
Fax: (615) 898-5135