Former U.S. Attorney Mike Dunavant Joins Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference Leadership Team

TNDAGC names Dunavant new Deputy Executive Director of Legal Services and Policy

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Tenn. (November 30, 2023) – The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference (TNDAGC) announced today that Mike Dunavant, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee and former elected District Attorney General of the 25th Judicial District, will serve as the new Deputy Executive Director of Legal Services and Policy.

As Deputy Executive Director, Dunavant will oversee the Legislative, Legal Services, Training, and Child Support Divisions of the Conference. He and his team will serve as the liaisons between Tennessee’s 32 elected District Attorneys General and the agencies and officials of the executive and legislative branches. Further, they are tasked with ensuring Tennessee’s prosecutors have the training and counsel they need to administer justice, hold offenders accountable, and protect the rights of crime victims.    

Dunavant first joined the District Attorneys Conference in 2006 when he was elected as the District Attorney General for Lauderdale, Tipton, Fayette, Hardeman and McNairy counties. He was re-elected in 2014 and served in this position until his 2017 appointment by President Donald J. Trump as United States Attorney. There, he served as the chief federal prosecutor and legal representative of the United States for West Tennessee’s 22 counties and approximately 1.6 million citizens.

“As his impressive credentials aptly reflect, Dunavant has a passion for prosecution and stalwart commitment to justice,” said TNDAGC Executive Director Steve Crump. “We are thrilled to welcome him back to the Conference.”

Dunavant joins the TNDAGC from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Division of Investigations, where he has served as the Chief Investigative Counsel since 2021.

“I am thankful to Comptroller Mumpower for giving me the opportunity to return to state government,” said Dunavant. “My heart’s desire continues to be in public service, and I look forward to returning to the Conference to support Tennessee prosecutors in their mission to pursue the guilty and protect the innocent.”

About the TNDAGC 

The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference was created by the General Assembly in 1961 to provide for a more prompt and efficient administration of justice in the courts of the state. It is composed of the elected District Attorneys General from the state’s 32 judicial districts.