Herbert H. Slatery III was sworn in as the attorney general and Reporter for the State of Tennessee on Oct. 1, 2014. He was appointed by the Supreme Court to serve an eight-year term.
Prior to his appointment as attorney general and reporter, General Slatery served as counsel to Governor Bill Haslam from 2011-2014. In addition to providing legal advice to the Governor, he oversaw the process for judicial appointments, coordinated the legal affairs of the executive branch for the Governor, assisted in the development and implementation of legislation, and reviewed requests for executive clemency and extradition.
Before joining the Haslam Administration, General Slatery was in private practice in Knoxville, Tennessee with Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis, P.C., for whom he served as president from 1998-2007, and chairman from 2008 through January, 2011. He practiced in the areas of finance (both private and local government), corporate governance, capital formation, real estate, and acquisitions and sales of businesses.
General Slatery is a Knoxville native. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and law degree from the University of Tennessee. He and his wife, Cary, have two children, Frances and Harrison, who live in Knoxville.