Stuart J. Canale has been an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Tennessee since 1989. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1987 and is licensed to practice in both Tennessee and Mississippi.
From 1987 until 1989 he was an associate in a Memphis law firm practicing insurance defense litigation.
From 1989 until 2005 he prosecuted narcotic and violent crime cases in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Unit (OCDETF), serving as Chief of that unit from 1999-2005.
From 2005 -2008 he prosecuted white collar crimes, primarily criminal tax prosecutions and health care fraud.
In 2008 Mr. Canale became the Criminal Health Care Fraud Coordinator responsible for criminal health care fraud prosecutions.
From 2011 to present he has been the Civil Health Care Fraud Coordinator/ Affirmative Civil Enforcement Attorney (ACE) responsible for civil health care fraud prosecutions and the district’s qui tam litigationHe also serves as the Civil Chief for the Civil Division of the United States Attorney's office for the Western District of Tennessee.