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Tennessee Attorney General

Current State AG
Herbert Slatery, III (R)
Political Party
Republican
Assumed Office

2014

Herbert Slatery III was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2014 to serve an eight-year term as Attorney General and Reporter. Prior to his appointment, AG Slatery served as Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Bill Haslam, and worked as an attorney in private practice at the Knoxville firm of Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis, P.C. for 30 years. He also served as Chairman and Director of the Public Building Authority of Knox County and Knoxville.

Herbert Slatery III was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2014 to serve an eight-year term as Attorney General and Reporter. Prior to his appointment, AG Slatery served as Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Bill Haslam, and worked as an attorney in private practice at the Knoxville firm of Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis, P.C. for 30 years. He also served as Chairman and Director of the Public Building Authority of Knox County and Knoxville.

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State AGs are elected in 43 states and D.C. In Tennessee, the state Supreme Court appoints the AG.

  • Next Election:November 8, 2022
  • Election Process:Appointed
  • Term/Limit:8 years / none


Latest Tennessee Attorney General News & Insights

‘Tis the Season for AG Association Elections and Awards

Iowa AG Tom Miller was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General, replacing outgoing NAAG president District of Columbia AG Karl Racine. AG Miller selected “Consumer Protection 2.0: Tech Threats and Tools” as his presidential initiative. Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III was the recipient of the annual Kelley-Wyman Award, NAAG’s highest…

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Tennessee Attorney General Sues Alleged Government Impersonators

Tennessee AG Herbert H. Slatery III sued Labor Law Poster Services, Council for Corporations, LLC, ANS, Inc., and related individuals (collectively “LLPS”) for allegedly defrauding business owners via mailers that were misleadingly designed to resemble official government correspondence in violation of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act, the Government Impostor and Deceptive Advertisement Act, and a 2007 assurance of voluntary compliance that resolved an investigation into LLPS’s prior deceptive mailers.

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AGs Settle with Hacked Hospital System

A group of 28 AGs, led by Tennessee AG Herbert Slatery III, reached a settlement with national hospital system Community Health Systems Inc. and its subsidiary (collectively “CHS”) to resolve allegations that CHS failed to protect the sensitive and health-related data of millions of consumers in a 2014 cyberattack in violation of the states’ respective consumer protection laws.

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