Office of the District Attorney General
Sullivan County, TN
District Attorney General

Barry P. Staubus

Barry P. Staubus obtained a Bachelor of Science degree (Summa Cum Laude) from East Tennessee State University in 1979. He received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis State University and was licensed to practice law in Tennessee in 1983. 

He was employed from August 1983 until December 1984 by State Farm Insurance Company as a claims representative. From 1985 until May 1994 he was in private practice in Johnson City. 
He was appointed Assistant District Attorney for the Second Judicial District (Sullivan County) on May 9, 1994. He was assigned to the Criminal Court, Division I. In November 1997, he became the division leader of Criminal Court, Division I. 
In January 2002, he was promoted to Deputy District Attorney. 
He received the Sullivan County Children’s Advocacy Center’s Professional of the Year Award in 1998 for his efforts in prosecuting sexual and physical child abuse cases.
In 2007, the Tennessee chapter of the Children’s Advocacy Center’s CPIT Excellence Award was presented to him in recognition of his commitment to the investigation and prosecution of child sexual abuse cases.
Barry P. Staubus was appointed by Governor Bill Haslam as the District Attorney General for Sullivan County on July 1, 2011.  General Staubus was elected to serve the balance of the term on August 2, 2012.

He has been married to his wife, Gena, for 22 years. He has two children and two granddaughters.


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