O. Duane Slone

Circuit Court Judge

Year Elected/Appointed


Previous Employment

  • Private Practice of Law, Law Offices of Duane Slone, Dandridge & Sevierville, TN, 1994-1998
  • Assistant District Attorney General in charge of drug trafficking prosecutions, 4th Judicial District, State of Tennessee, 1991-1994
  • Law Office of Galyon & Stokes, Sevierville, TN, 1990-1991


J.D., Memphis State University, 1990
B.A., Carson Newman College, 1987


  • National Center for State Courts, “Distinguished Service” Award, 2018
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Tennessee Chapter, Children Are The Reason for Exceptional Service “CARES” Award, 2018
  • Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals, “Judges Making a Difference” Award, 2017
  • Tennessee Public Health Association, “Visionary” Award. Award given for work in reducing incidences of births with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, including innovations in rural Tennessee to provide healthy housing and access to prenatal medical and behavioral health care, 2016
  • Tennessee Association of Alcohol & other Drug Addictions Services, “Voice of Recovery” Award. Award given for advocacy and leadership to end criminal prosecution of drug addicted pregnant women for delivering child exposed to illicit drug exposure, 2016
  • Jefferson County Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, “Jefferson Countian of the Year” Award, 2016
  • Tennessee Public Health Association, Partners & Leadership Service “PALS” Award.  Award given for assistance to the Tennessee Department of Health in empowering women with information about in utero substance exposure and healthy family planning and eliminating barriers to access family planning services including long acting reversible contraception, 2015 


  • Chairman, Appalachian-Midwestern Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative
  • Co-Chairman, Tennessee Judicial Opioid Initiative
  • Co-Chairman, National Judicial Opioid Task Force, Civil & Criminal Justice Committee
  • Chairman, Tennessee Judicial Conference, Problem Solving Court Committee
  • Member, Tennessee Judicial Conference, Education Committee
  • Member, Tennessee Judicial Conference, Legislative Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors, Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals
  • Drug Recovery Court Judge, 4th Judicial District

Community Involvement

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley, founding member and continuous service as President or member of Executive Committee of the Board of Directors since 1999
  • Sevier County CARES (Coalition for Addiction Recovery & Education Services), member of Board of Directors
  • Rescue 180, Jefferson County, Tennessee, Drug Addiction Prevention Coalition
  • RCORP ETC (Rural Communities Opioid Response Program for East Tennessee Consortium), member of strategic planning working group
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854 South Hwy. 92
P.O. Box 858
Dandridge, TN 37725


Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, Sevier