We are honored to host United States Attorney Edward Stanton, III for our next evening meeting on July 10, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. Our meeting will be held at Methodist South Hospital in the Outlook Room (basement level – please see front desk receptionist for directions if needed). This meeting is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.
EDWARD L. STANTON, III, United States Attorney – Western District of Tennessee
Edward L. Stanton, III is a lifelong Memphian and graduate of Central High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Memphis in 1994 and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Memphis School of Law in 1997. While in law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Board, President of the Black Law Students Association, Vice-President of the Student Bar Association, and selected by his classmates to give the commencement address.
Attorney Stanton began his legal career with the law offices of Charles E. Carpenter, P.C., and has since served in the capacity of Assistant City Attorney for the City of Memphis and as an associate member with the law firm of Armstrong Allen, PLLC. He also served from 2002 through 2010 as Senior Counsel with Federal Express Corporation, where he was a member of the legal departments commercial litigation team.
On April 14, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Attorney Stanton for the position of United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee. Attorney Stanton’s nomination was confirmed by unanimous consent of the United States Senate on August 5, 2010, and he was sworn into the office on August 16, 2010. In this position, Mr. Stanton is the chief federal law enforcement officer within the 22 counties that comprise the Western District of Tennessee.
Attorney Stanton is a former President of the National Bar Association – Ben F.Jones Chapter and former Chairman of Knowledge Quest Inc.’s board of directors. He has also served as a board member of the Center City Commission and University of Memphis School of Law Alumni Board, and as a Fellow of the Memphis and Shelby County Bar Foundation. He is the immediate past President of Shelby County Books from Birth. In 2005, at the age of 33, he received the Memphis Bar Association’s Sam A. Myar, Jr. Award. This award is the highest honor the Memphis Bar Association bestows annually upon a lawyer under the age of 40 for outstanding legal and community service.
Mr. Stanton is married and has two children.