Judge Joe B. Brown

Adjunct Professor of Law
Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Judge Joe Brown was appointed a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee in 1998. He has previously served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army from 1965-71, after which he joined the U.S. Attorney’s office as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in 1971. He was appointed U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee in 1981 and ultimately served a total 21 years in the U.S. Attorney’s office. He joined the U.S. Trustee program in 1991 as a Special Assistant U.S. Trustee and the National Coordinator for Criminal Bankruptcy Fraud, writing much of the U.S. Trustee Manual on Criminal Fraud. Judge Brown retired from the bench in August of 2006 and has been serving in recall status since then. He teaches Pretrial Litigation at Vanderbilt.

Contact Information

(615) 736-2119 (voice)
(615) 736-2121 (fax)


J.D., B.A. Vanderbilt University