Martesha Johnson

"I defend Nashville because I am Nashville…and 'until justice rolls down like water' I will keep fighting and advocating for my community."

Martesha Johnson

Chief Public Defender

Martesha L. Johnson was sworn-in as the Nashville Metropolitan Chief Public Defender on August 28, 2018. She is the first African American to be elected to this position and only the second woman. She has a heart for serving people and was determined to be a public defender since completing an...

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