Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Current Tennessee Attorney General, 2006

Robert E. Cooper, Jr. (D)

Tennessee Attorney General

Appointed: 2006

425 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37243

Robert E. Cooper, Jr. was appointed October 31, 2006 by the Tennessee Supreme Court to serve an eight-year term as state attorney general and reporter.

Cooper, 50, of Nashville, served as Gov. Phil Bredesen's legal counsel since 2002. Cooper is a former partner at the Nashville law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims, where he specialized in corporate, constitutional and regulatory litigation. A Chattanooga native, Cooper is a graduate of Yale University Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. He has served as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University Law School and is a son of former state Supreme Court Justice Robert E. Cooper, who served on the court from 1974 to 1990.

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