Nashville School of Law

General Glenn R. Funk

Professor
(615) 862-5500
glennfunk@jisnashville.gov

222 Second Avenue North
Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37201

Glenn R. Funk was sworn in as District Attorney General of the 20th Judicial District by Gov. Bill Haslam on August 28, 2014. He became Davidson County’s 36th District Attorney and only the third since 1966.

Glenn Funk is a veteran trial attorney with 29 years experience in the courtroom. He has been a special prosecutor, an assistant district attorney, a public defender, and an attorney in private practice. A proud husband, father and community volunteer, Glenn is a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and serves on the board of directors of Tennessee Voices for Victims, the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Leadership Council, the Rochelle Center, Room in the Inn and the Child Advocacy Center. He has been selected as a member of the Leadership Nashville Class of 2016-2017. He and his wife, Lori, have volunteered with the Special Olympics since 1994. Glenn has served on the board of directors for the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee, Dismas House, and The Arc Davidson County, an organization that represents children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He was named 2014 ‘Man of the Year’ by The Tennessee Tribune newspaper for his work toward enhancing diversity in the District Attorney’s Office.

Firm, Company, or Court
District Attorney General

Education
Wake Forest, 1982

Juris Doctor
University of Mississippi, 1985

Bar Admissions
Tennessee, 1985

Court Admissions (and Year)
State of Tennessee, 1985
Federal Courts: U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1988
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 1992
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 2012
Supreme Court of the United States, 2010

Professional Memberships & Activities
Nashville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association

Civic Memberships & Activities
Westminster Presbyterian
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center – Leadership Council
Rochelle Center – Board Member
YWCA – Board Member
Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee – past Board Member
ARC of Middle Tennessee – past Board Member
Dismas House of Nashville – past Board Member

Accolades & Distinctions
AV Rating – Martindale Hubble 2014
Tennessean of the Year- Nashville Tribune newspaper

Significant Cases
State v. Edwin Gomez – changed the sentencing law in Tennessee

CLE Presentations
Ethics-TACDL October 2013 and October 2011

Other
Wife – Lori
Children – Mary, Rob, & Sam