Gary S. McKenzie

Criminal Court Judge

Year Elected/Appointed


Previous Employment

Deputy District Attorney 13th Judicial District
Judge Advocate General, TN Army National Guard


1997 - TN Tech University BS in Criminal Justice
2000 - J.D., University of Memphis Law
2007 - United States Army Officer Basic Leadership Course
2007 - United State Army JAG School, Charlottesville, VA
2011 - Army Master Resilience Training School graduate, University of Pennsylvania


1997 Upper Cumberland Trial Lawyers Scholarship
2005: Appointed Special Methamphetamine Prosecutor for the 13th Judicial District
2010: Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for service while deployed in support of Operation Iraq Freedom.
2014: Awarded the “Everyday Hero” award by the Upper Cumberland Child Advocacy Center for dedication to the fight against child abuse.

Community Involvement

Adjunct Professor for Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville Sunset Rotary Club
Member of the Board of Directors for the Cookeville chapter of the Disabled American Veterans Association
Member of the Cookeville American Legion
Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars

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321 East Spring Street, Suite 303 Cookeville, TN 38501


Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, White