Knox County District Attorney General - Charme P. Allen


Posted: 07/01/2021Feature Photo

Charme Allen, 6th Judicial District Attorney General, has been elected by fellow members of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference (TNDAGC) to serve on the organization’s Executive Committee. In this role, Gen. Allen will have a vital voice in guiding the overall administration of justice in Tennessee.

“It is my honor to serve the citizens of Knox County. I look forward to extending my service to have a statewide impact through my election to the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference’s Executive Committee,” Gen. Charme Allen said. “Through this role, I hope to strengthen and introduce policies that promote community safety and protect crime victims.”

“The Executive Committee plays an instrumental role in guiding the work of the Conference and supporting Tennessee’s elected District Attorneys in their constitutional duty to seek justice and protect our citizens,” said Guy R. Jones, TNDAGC Executive Director. “The leaders of the Conference make their greatest impact by providing counsel, helping to find new approaches, and being living examples of the commitment to protecting victims and their rights. We are thankful for General Allen’s leadership.”

Charme P. Allen is a veteran prosecutor with nearly 30 years of experience with the Knox County District Attorney General’s Office.  In 2014, General Allen was elected as the district attorney general of the 6th Judicial District, and she is honored with the distinction of being the first female elected to this position in Knox County’s history.

After earning her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1990, she became an assistant district attorney general, pursuing her passion of seeking justice and helping victims of crime. For most of her career, she prosecuted child abuse cases.

As district attorney general, General Allen promised Knox County citizens that she would be tough on crime and smart on prevention. She relies on her lifelong experience with law enforcement to pursue a multi-dimensional approach to prosecution.  Her model for successful prosecution not only involves enforcing the law and seeking punishment for crime, but it also requires a dedication to the prevention of crime at its source.

The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference was created by the General Assembly in 1961 to provide for a more prompt and efficient administration of justice in the courts of the state. It is composed of the elected District Attorneys General from the state’s 31 judicial districts.



Knox County Tennessee - District Attorney General Seal
City County Building 400 Main Street
Suite 168
Knoxville, TN 37902