Suzanne Sweet Cook

Circuit Court Judge
Year Elected/Appointed
Previous Employment
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Adjunct Professor of Trial Practice, 2018-Present
  • Hunter, Smith, and Davis, LLP, August 1995-August 2022
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, B.A. 1990, Phi Beta Kappa
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, M.S. 1992
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. 1995
  • AV Preeminent Rating Martindale-Hubbell;
  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law, 2008;
  • Business Journal of Tri-Cities, 40 Under Forty, 2002;
  • Leadership Kingsport, 2002

Tennessee Bar Association, 1995 to present:

  • Advisory Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2011-2016
  • House of Delegates, 2001-2008
  • Public Education Committee, 2021
  • Tennessee Bar Association High School Mock Trial, coach (several schools)


Federal Bar Association:

  • Northeast Tennessee Chapter Board of Directors, 2018-2022
  • President, 2021-22
  • Vice-President, 2018-20
  • Civics Education and Outreach Committee, 2021
  • Courtroom Technology Advisory Committee (several years)

Admitted to practice:

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court; Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Western District of Virginia


Washington County, Tennessee Bar Association:

  • President, 2009-10
  • Vice President, 2008-09
  • Fee Dispute Chairperson
  • Local Rules Committee
  • Pro Bono Volunteer


Virginia State Bar, 1996-2022*:

*(Virginia license to practice law retired upon election as Circuit Court Judge for the First Judicial     District in Tennessee)

  • Previously a Rule 31 Listed Mediator, Civil and Family (expired)
  • Previously approved Arbitrator for U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Previously served as Special Master, Guardian Ad Litem, and Trustee
  • Presenter for Continuing Legal Education seminar(s)


Tennessee Trial Judges Association

Community Involvement
  • Isaiah 117, Washington County Advisory Board, 2020-2022;
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patient family, 2019-2022;
  • Jonesborough Repertory Theatre (Volunteer, lead, supporting and ensemble roles in musical theater and plays), 2016-present
  • Marvin’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 2018-present
  • Boones Creek Historical Trust, member
  • Buffalo Mountain Camp and Retreat Center, Board of Directors, 2013-2015
  • City Youth Ballet, Board of Directors, 2012-2014
  • Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Board of Directors, 2009-2010
  • Valley Forge United Methodist Church, 2012-2017
  • First Baptist Jonesborough, 2002-2012
  • Theatre Bristol, Board of Directors, Vice President (Volunteer, lead, supporting, and ensemble roles in musical theatre)
  • State of Franklin Dance Alliance, Board of Directors, Secretary
  • Kingsport Arts Council, Board of Directors, Second Vice President
  • Bristol Concert Choir, member
  • Bristol Regional Medical Center Ethics Committee, member
Contact Info
(423) 788-1530

Washington County Justice Center
108 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 2137
Jonesborough, TN 37659
United States