Nashville U.S. Attorney Takes Oath
By Andrew Ramonas | July 9, 2022 6:24 pm

U.S. District Judge Todd J. Campbell administers the oath of office to U.S. Attorney Jerry Martin of the Middle District of Tennessee. (DOJ)

U.S. Attorney Jerry Martin of the Middle District of Tennessee was sworn in Thursday at a packed Nashville federal courthouse before about 200 friends, family and dignitaries.

U.S. District Judge Todd J. Campbell administered the oath of office, and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) and Nashville lawyer George Barrett all spoke at the ceremonial investiture.

Cooper, who recommended Martin for U.S. Attorney, said the prosecutor is “truly outstanding,” according to the Nashville City Paper. Barrett, who worked with Martin at Barrett, Johnston & Parsley LLC, said the U.S. Attorney “has wisdom beyond his age and knowledge far beyond his education,” according to the newspaper.

Barrett, Cooper and Alexander also praised former U.S. Attorney Ed Yarbrough, who stepped down in May.

“[He] stepped aside from his law practice at the peak of his career and came into this office, one of the most important in our state. He composed himself with integrity and dignity and professionalism,” Alexander said. He added: “We owe Ed Yarbrough a lot.”

Martin, who was official sworn in May 21, said he would “dispassionately” combat white-collar crimes including, corruption and environmental crimes.

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