Samuel K. Lee is a Knox County District Attorney. He was the first African American elected to the office of the district attorney. His father served in the United States Army and is a member of The United Methodist Church. He serves in various leadership positions within his district, conference, and jurisdiction. General Holley is also a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference, and the National College of District Attorneys.
As the district attorney for Knox County, Tennessee, General Holley has served the people of this county for nearly 30 years. Her passion is seeking justice and helping the victims of crime. As Knox County’s first woman district attorney, she pursued her passion for helping people. She believes that prosecutors have a special responsibility and greater power to protect the public. Fortunately, she has found a way to do just that.
A graduate of Auburn University, General Holley has served in a variety of leadership positions within his congregation, conference, and jurisdiction. He is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association and the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference. He is also an alumnus of the National College of District Attorneys. Holley’s family resides in South Knoxville. A career in law is not for everyone. General Holley, Knox County District Attorney, is an honorable and devoted public servant.
Director Rausch has a background in law enforcement and has served on the executive staff and legislative branch for many years. He has extensive experience as a prosecutor, a district attorney, and a police officer. His experience in law enforcement includes serving as a police officer, a police superintendent, and a city manager. He is also a member of the Knoxville Police Department’s SWAT team.
Gen. Charme P. Allen
The first female District Attorney General in the history of Knox County, Gen. Charme P. Allen is a highly experienced prosecutor with nearly 30 years in law enforcement. She has worked in many capacities, including assisting victims of crimes. She believes that prosecutors have a special power and responsibility that cannot be understated. She is a strong advocate for the rights of victims. She is also seeking reelection for a second term.
Despite her long career in law enforcement, General Allen is dedicated to helping the community. As a district attorney, she oversees more than 80 employees and works on criminal justice issues on a larger scale. General Allen is active on several local boards and serves on the Executive Committee of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference. She also serves on the Legislative Committee and the Homicide and Opioid/Heroin Committee.
Samuel K. Lee
Sam K. Lee is currently serving as the Chief Deputy District Attorney General of the 6th Judicial District. Before joining the district attorney’s office, Lee practiced law in private practice in East Tennessee. He also spent time in the Knox County and Anderson County district attorney’s offices. Lee is a native of Buffalo, New York. He earned his JD from Nova Southeastern University and LLM from George Washington University.
The District Attorney’s Office is a complex organization. There are many specialized units within the office, each of which is headed by a different Deputy. Under Samuel K. Lee, they manage several prosecutions, from misdemeanors to felony crimes. Likewise, they also handle juvenile court prosecutions and serve as the district attorney’s counsel to the Grand Jury.
General Kline has worked for the Knox County District Attorney’s Office since March 2000. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Tennessee and worked as a caretaker for handicapped adults. She then earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Before joining the DAG, General Kline worked in private practice, including establishing a Special Prosecution Unit for Elder Abuse.