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District attorney welcomed to job

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New District Attorney General Rob Carter chats with Shelbyville Police Chief Austin Swing.
(T-G photo by Tracy Simmons)
In spite of light rain, new District Attorney General Robert "Rob" Carter was welcomed to the area by dozens of attendees at a coffee Saturday morning at the Shelbyville-Bedford Chamber of Commerce.

Carter replaced Charles "Chuck" Crawford, who resigned his position effective July 31, saying he was "physically and emotionally drained." The 17th Judicial District includes Lincoln, Bedford, Marshall and Moore counties.

Judge's praise

"Our district is fortunate to have General Carter safeguarding our homes and communities as chief law enforcement officer," said Judge Lee Russell, who hosted the event.

Carter's year-old toddler Sophie stole the show, here being greeted by Carter's mother, Delora.
(T-G photo by Tracy Simmons)
"He has the enthusiasm of youth and the good judgment that comes with being a grounded family man and faithful Christian."

Carter was raised in Lincoln County and has been an assistant district attorney since 2010, working in the child support division and, most recently, as the state DUI grant prosecutor.

Before working as an assistant district attorney, Carter was with the firm Smith, Cashion & Orr PLC from May 2006 to December 2010, handling complex construction disputes and litigation.

Legal background

He has been admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and he is a member of the Tennessee and American Bar Associations.

Carter's wife Kristen is greeted by Barbara Blanton.
(T-G photo by Tracy Simmons)
Carter, 31, is a magna cum laude graduate of Cumberland University and earned his law degree from the University of Memphis' Cecil B. Humphreys School of Law in 2006.

He lives in Fayetteville with his wife Kristin, 4-year-old son, Bruce, and 1-year-old daughter, Sophie. He is an assistant baseball coach at Fayetteville high and middle schools.

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