Judge David Bragg
Recovery Court
Veteran's Court
Mental Health Court
DUI Court
Review Teams

Steve Ervin - Director
Probation Department
309 W. Main
Murfreesboro TN, 37130
Drug/DUI/Veterans/Mental Health Courts
(615) 217-7124
525 N University Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Judge David Bragg

David Bragg was elected to the bench in the Sixteenth Judicial District in 2008 as a Circuit Court Judge after serving as a partner in the law firm of Bragg, Mansfield and Stegall. Judge Bragg received his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, a Masters Degree at Middle Tennessee State University and his law degree from the Nashville School of Law. He continues to work to improve his skills by attending classes at the National Judicial College, Northwestern Law School and The National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law.

Judge Bragg worked with the County Executive and the Sheriff’s Office to secure a grant to install a video system at the Jail and the Judicial Building to relieve the necessity of transporting prisoners for processes that can be done by video. In September of 2012, Judge Bragg assumed the role of the presiding Judge for the Treatment Courts of the Sixteenth Judicial District assuming the responsibilities of Judge Don Ash. Judge Bragg currently serves on the Tennessee Judicial Conference Executive Committee and the Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee for the state. He is a member of the American Bar Association Judicial Division and the Rutherford/Cannon County Bar Association.

Judge Bragg previously served as a member of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Board of Directors for the Volunteer Behavioral Health Corporation and The Rutherford County Guidance Center. Prior to becoming an attorney, Judge Bragg was the Publisher of the Cannon Courier in Woodbury where he also served on the Cannon County Industrial Board and as a board member of the Cannon County Arts and Crafts Association. Before working in Woodbury, Judge Bragg was the Director of University Housing at Middle Tennessee State University, where he also served as the Assistant to the Dean of Students. Before he began working on his graduate degree he taught history and civics at Oakland High School.

Judge Bragg is proud to be celebrating his thirty-eighth year of marriage with his wife Nancy. They are the parents of two sons, Jason and Kevin. Jason and his wife, Mary, reside in Chicago. Kevin is a practicing attorney in Murfreesboro. Judge Bragg is an active member of First Baptist Church where he is a deacon and has served as church moderator, a teacher and director.