Nicoll Sworn In As Public Defender
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam appointed John E. Nicoll as the public defender for the 14th Judicial District, which covers Coffee County.
Nicoll fills the vacancy left by the late B. Campbell Smoot, Jr., who passed away November 18, 2014.
Nicoll, 41, is founder and managing partner of the Nicoll Law Firm, PLLC, in Manchester. He has represented more than 200 indigent criminal defendants in the state and federal courts of Tennessee and has served as a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panels for the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee.
As a U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps officer from 2000-2004, Nicoll successfully prosecuted more than 150 felony cases.