Eight apply for appointment as TN attorney general

News release from Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts:
The Tennessee Supreme Court has received eight applications for the position of Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter.

The Court plans to meet Tuesday, September 2 to finalize details for the selection process and has tentatively scheduled a public hearing and interviews in Nashville the week of September 8.

The applicants are:

Eugene N. Bulso, Jr., Brentwood (attorney with general civil litigation practice)


Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Nashvill
e (current attorney general)

Mark A. Fulks, Johnson City (Attorney with Baker, Donelson, based in Johnson City)

William N. Helou, Nashville (attorney with WSMLEGAL, a Nashville civil litigation firmset up in 2013)


James Douglas Overbey, Maryville
(State senator from Maryville)


Herbert H. Slatery, III, Nashville
(Legal counsel to Gov. Bill Haslam)

Andrew R. Tillman, Huntsville (Chancery court judge, appointed to the position in 2013)

E. Young, Brentwood (Former state solicitor general, now director of the Administrative Office of the Courts)

The Court last appointed an attorney general in 2006. Cooper has served in the role since his appointment eight years ago. The Tennessee Supreme Court appoints an attorney general for an eight-year term.

The completed applications can be viewed by clicking the llinks on the names listed above.