In 1988, ADA William ‘Bill’ Bright received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Tennessee with a Major in Political Science and a Minor in Economics, and in 1992, he was awarded a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. After graduation from law school, General Bright spent five years working as an Assistant Public Defender in the 22nd Judicial District in the State of Tennessee. From 1998 until 2001, General Bright served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Tennessee. While in this position, he worked with a division of the Attorney General’s Office that assisted in the investigation and prosecution of white-collar crime cases. During his tenure as an Assistant Attorney General, he handled a number of white-collar crime cases. From July of 2001 to October of 2007, General Bright worked as the staff attorney for the Division of Municipal Audit, Department of Audit, in the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury for the State of Tennessee. In addition to his regular duties as a staff attorney, General Bright assisted in the investigation and prosecution of white-collar crime and public corruption cases involving misappropriation of local government and non-profit funds. From October of 2007 to December of 2011, General Bright served as the chief prosecutor for the White-Collar Crime Prosecution Unit for the District Attorney General’s Office for Shelby County, investigating allegations of public corruption, complex theft, and various other types of economic crimes. Since January 2012, General Bright has served as an Assistant District Attorney General in the Knox County District Attorney General’s Office, currently serving as the prosecutor in charge of the White-Collar Crime Unit, which also investigates allegations of public corruption, complex theft, and various other types of economic crimes. General Bright chose a career in public service to assist in the fight against public corruption and persons who take financial advantage of businesses and citizens. He says his favorite part of his job is helping victims seek justice for wrongs done to them and he is motivated by the desire to assist victims of financial crimes and holding the persons responsible accountable. A highlight of his career thus far was being the lead prosecutor in Shelby County in the case against Clayton Smart, an individual who stole over $10,000 from a series of funeral homes. In addition to his prosecutorial duties in Knox County, General Bright is also a Special Projects Manager for our Office.