Faculty Profile: Jonathan Skrmetti

Jonathan SkrmettiTennessee Attorney General's OfficeP. O. Box 20207 Nashville, TN 37202 Work Phone: (615) 741-6474Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (3)
  • Federal Practice Winter Forum
  • Federal Practice: Presenting in Federal Court
  • Federal Practice Seminar 2018

Jonathan Skrmetti has served as Chief Deputy Attorney General to Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III since December 2018. In that role he coordinates and supervises the work of the Tennessee Attorney General's Office, including general management of the office and supervision of the office's fifteen litigating divisions. Prior to joining the Attorney General's office, Jonathan was a partner at Butler Snow LLP in Memphis. He began his legal career as a federal prosecutor, first at the Civil Rights Division and then as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Memphis. He prosecuted child sex traffickers, violent white supremacists, and corrupt public officials, as well as white collar and firearms offenses. In addition, he taught cyberlaw as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Jonathan earned honors degrees from George Washington University, the University of Oxford, and Harvard Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. Following law school, Jonathan clerked for Judge Steven Colloton on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He is happily married to Alisha and the proud father of three sweet children.