County Attorney

1733 Main Street
Tazewell, TN 37839

The County Attorney is elected by the County Commission to serve a four-year term.

James D. Estep, III., County Attorney


The office of the county attorney assumes the following responsibilities:

  • Approve the form of county contracts
  • Determine whether a proposed policy meets applicable laws
  • Provide legal advice to the county mayor, county commissioners, other elected county officials, as well as all departments, divisions, and offices of county government
  • Provide oversight to the claims department
  • Represent Claiborne County in litigation
  • Review and/or draft all ordinances, resolutions, and state legislation applicable to Claiborne County government