Tonya Craft Trial: Meet the Attorneys
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - During her testimony, Tonya Craft said her legal tab has already topped $500,000 which pays for attorneys, court costs, and expert witnesses.
Here's a list of brief biographies for the defense and prosecution.
Demosthenes Lorandos, PhD, JD - Lead defense attorney.
Member of the California, Michigan, and New York state bars, as well as a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Dr. Lorandos is also a PhD-level psychologist with many years of clinical experience.
Dr. Lorandos has authored or co-authored such works as Cross Examining Experts in the Behavioral Sciences, The International Handbook of Parental Alienation Syndrome, and Benchbook in the Behavioral Sciences. He is a 1991 graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, finishing in the Top 10% of his class. He earned his PH.D. in Clinical Psychology from Union Graduate School in Cincinnati in 1978. He earned his Masters Degree in Personality Psychology from New York School of Social Research and his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University.
Scott King- Defense Attorney
Practices in the Slater & De Foor law firm based in Atlanta. King earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of Florida and his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1994. King has been a member of the Georgia state bar since 1995.
Cary S. King- Defense Attorney
Practices in the Jacobs, King & Wallack law firm. King earned his Bachelors Degree from Georgia State University in 1963 and is a 1983 graduate of the John Marshall Law School where he finished Summa Cum Laude. Sworn to practice law in 1984. King has admissions in Georgia, U.S. District Court Northern District, U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, U.S. Federal Court, and U.S. District Court Central District of California.
Clancy Covert- Defense Attorney
Practices in the Luther-Anderson law firm based in Chattanooga. Covert received his Bachelors Degree in Business Management/Marketing in 1994 from Carson-Newman College. He earned his J.D. from the Nashville School of Law in 1999. Covert was admitted to the Tennessee bar and the U.S. Middle District in 1999.
Chris Arnt- Assistant District Attorney
Arnt is a member of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit and serves as an assistant district attorney.
Len Gregor- Assistant District Attorney
Gregor is a member of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit and serves as an assistant district attorney.