William C. Killian (University of Tennessee, University of Tennessee School of Law) is nominated to be U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. He would replace Bush holdover James R. Dedrick who began serving as the district’s head prosecutor in 2001.
- Born in Jasper, Tenn., in 1949.
- Since 1996 has been a city attorney in Monteagle, Tenn. Also worked as a city attorney from 1981 to 1988.
- Has been a sole practitioner in private practice in Jasper, Tenn., since 1979.
- Was an adjunct professor in trial advocacy at the University of Tennessee School of Law in 2003.
- Worked part-time from 1988 to 1990 as an assistant district attorney in Dayton, Tenn. Also worked in the position from 1976 to 1979.
- Was a part-time professor of civil and criminal justice at Edmondson Junior College in Chattanooga, Tenn., from 1979 to 1980.
- Worked as a part-time professor of civil and criminal justice at Northeast State Junior College in Rainsville, Ala., from 1979 to 1980.
- Served in the U. S. Army in the Tennessee National Guard from Dec. 21, 1970, to Jan. 9, 1973, and held the ranks of E-4 and Corporal.
- Has co-hosted a weekly show on a local-access cable television channel focused on local sports and charities for 18 years.
- Has tried approximately 360 cases, serving as sole counsel for 210 cases and associate counsel for 150 cases.
Click here for his full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.
UPDATE: On his Senate Judiciary financial disclosure Killian reported assets valued at $1.8 million, mostly from real estate, and $436,900 in liabilities, mostly from mortgages, for a net worth of $1.4 million.
On his Office of Government Ethics financial disclosure Killian reported earning $125,000 in distribution income and $30,000 in salary in 2009 and the first few months of 2010 from his law firm.