District 5

Honorable Ryan K. Desmond

Serving Blount County

Office Locations


Maryville, Tenn.

Alma mater(s)

East Tennessee State University, 2007; University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Law,  2010

Election history

Elected in 2022

A career prosecutor, Gen. Ryan Desmond has previously served as the lead homicide litigator, prosecutor for the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force and the City of Alcoa. Ryan strives to administer justice equally and fairly under the law, while ensuring that those victimized by criminal conduct have a voice in our justice system. He lives in Maryville with his wife, Jodie, and their two children Tucker and Carly.


Chairman of Blount County Recovery Court Foundation; Vice-Chair Blount County Republican Party; Haven House Board of Directors; Maryville First United Methodist Church; Past Board of Directors for the Gateway to Independence; Past Chairman of Blount Substance Abuse Prevention Action Team; Blount County Chamber of Commerce

Number and types of courts in your district:

2 Circuit Courts (both also hear Criminal Cases), 4 General Sessions Courts, and 1 Chancery Court

Notable things about your district:

No county in the great State of Tennessee (and maybe the nation) does high school football
better than Blount. Maryville High School (17) and Alcoa High School (20) have combined for
thirty-seven state championships in the last 50 years.



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.

Maryville Criminal Office

942 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: (865) 273-5600
Fax: (865) 273-5617

Maryville Child Support

1938 East Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: (865) 981-2373
Fax: (865) 981-5693