Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey today announced the appointment of attorney John D. Stevens to the Post-Conviction Defender Oversight Commission. The commission is an independent agency created to oversee the operating budget of the post-conviction defender. Stevens joins previous Ramsey appointees Paul Ney and Forrest Shoaf on the commission.
“I’m proud that such a highly respected attorney has agreed to serve his state,” said Lt. Governor Ramsey. “Mr. Stevens will be a great asset to this commission in ensuring that justice is carried out for both criminal perpetrators and victims.”
A graduate of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Stevens served as a legislative liaison for the Department of Human Services and the Bureau of TennCare before attending law school.
Since graduating from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Stevens has been in private practice focusing primarily on Medicaid planning, estate planning and workers compensation.
Stevens has been admitted to practice by both the Supreme Court of Tennessee and the United States District Court of Tennessee (Western District). Stevens is also a member of the Carroll County Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association.
Stevens lives in Huntingdon, Tennessee, with his wife and two daughters.