Judge Steve Dozier

Criminal Court, Division I


Steve R. Dozier was appointed by Governor Don Sundquist, on December12, 1997, to fill the unexpired term of the late Thomas H. Shriver. The appointment was made after Judge Dozier’s name was submitted to the Governor by a statewide bipartisan Judicial Selection Commission.

Prior to his appointment, Judge Dozier had been an Assistant District Attorney General for nine years and had served as a Team Leader in the Criminal Courts. Judge Dozier also practiced for five years in the law firm of Williams, Smith & Dozier. Judge Dozier’s career includes twenty years of service in the General Sessions and Criminal Courts of Davidson County, which includes serving as law clerk for the Honorable J. Randall Wyatt, and an in court clerk for now Supreme Court Justice Adolpho A. Birch. Judge Dozier has experienced criminal cases from the perspective of a prosecutor, a defense attorney, a clerk and a judge.

Judge Dozier is married to Lisa Jackson Dozier. They have three daughters: Olivia, Madeline, and Phoebe. He is a native Nashvillian, receiving his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and his law degree, with honors, from the Nashville School of Law.