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Herbert Slatery III named new state attorney general

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NASHVILLE, TN (WRCB) - The Tennessee Supreme Court has named Nashville native, Herbert Slatery III to serve as the state's next attorney general.

Slatery served as Gov. Bill Haslam's chief counsel since 2011. Prior to that, he was an attorney at a Knoxville law firm for 30 years.

“He is an excellent lawyer with proven leadership ability and sound judgment,” said Chief Justice Sharon G. Lee, who stood with the other justices to make the announcement about their unanimous choice in the courtroom at the Supreme Court building in downtown Nashville.

“It's an incredible honor. “I am profoundly grateful for this opportunity.” He thanked his wife, Gov. Bill Haslam, and Attorney General Robert Cooper, Jr.," said Slatery.

Slatery is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Tennessee College of Law. Before serving in the Governor's office, he practiced law for 30 years with Egerton, McAfee, Armistead and Davis in Knoxville. Slatery and his wife, Cary, have two children who both live in Knoxville.
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