Jennifer L. Smith

Criminal Court Judge

Year Elected/Appointed


Previous Employment

Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, Nashville, TN

  • Associate Solicitor General
  • Deputy Attorney General, Law Enforcement and Special Prosecutions Division
  • Associate Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Justice Division
  • Senior Counsel/Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Justice Division

Davidson County Public Defender’s Office, Nashville, TN

  • Metro Guardian Ad Litem

Private Practice, Nashville, TN

Associate Attorney, Colingo, Williams, Heidelberg, Steinberger & McElhaney, P.A., Pascagoula, MS


National Intelligence University, Washington D.C., Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence, 2008
University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1991, cum laude
University of Mississippi, Bachelor of Arts, 1988


Military - United States Navy Reserve, Intelligence Officer


  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Law Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter
  • Tennessee Judicial Conference
  • Mentor, Belmont University College of Law American Inn of Court

Community Involvement

  • Committee Member, Boy Scout Troop 1914
  • Downtown Rotary Club
  • Hillsboro High School Band Boosters
  • Cathedral of the Incarnation
  • 615-862-5945 (P)


408 2nd Avenue North Suite 6100 Nashville, TN 37201