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Jason Gichner

Adjunct Professor of Law
Deputy Director and Senior Legal Counsel, Tennessee Innocence Project

Jason Gichner is Deputy Director and Senior Legal Counsel at The Tennessee Innocence Project. Jason is a veteran litigator who has spent his career fighting for clients in the courtroom. Jason received his undergraduate degree with Honors from Colgate University before graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School. Upon graduation from Vanderbilt, Jason joined the Office of the Metropolitan Nashville Public Defender. As a senior trial attorney and Team Leader, he represented thousands of clients and tried numerous jury cases to verdict. Jason subsequently worked in private practice for a decade at Nashville law firms handling complex civil litigation. He is a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Association, graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program and a member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court. He served as Counsel to the State Task Force on Indigent Representation and is a former member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Middle District of Tennessee. Jason is consistently named to the annual list of Super Lawyers for the Mid-South.