Jonathan Thomas Skrmetti

Chief Deputy Attorney General of Tennessee

Jonathan Skrmetti was hired as chief deputy to Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III in December 2018.  In that role he coordinates and supervises the work of the Tennessee Attorney General's Office, including review of substantive work and general management of the office.

At the time he was hired, Jonathan was a partner at Butler Snow LLP in Memphis, Tennessee.  Before joining Butler Snow, he served as a federal prosecutor for almost a decade, first at the Civil Rights Division and then as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Memphis.  He prosecuted child sex traffickers, violent white supremacists, and corrupt public officials, as well as white collar and firearms offenses.  In addition, he taught cyberlaw as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis.

Jonathan earned honors degrees from George Washington University, the University of Oxford, and Harvard Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.  Following law school, Jonathan clerked for Judge Steven Colloton on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.



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Party Like It’s 1935?: Gundy v. United States and the Future of the Non-Delegation Doctrine

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Federalist Society Review, Volume 19

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