Amy Weirich became District Attorney in January of 2011. She was appointed by Governor Bill Haslam and then elected on August 3, 2012, to continue serving as Shelby County’s first female District Attorney.
General Weirich is a veteran prosecutor who started serving in the Shelby County D.A.’s office in 1991. Over the past 20 years, she has served in many leadership roles in the office, including Deputy District Attorney, Chief Prosecutor of the Gang and Narcotics Prosecution Unit and Division Leader for the Special Prosecution Unit in criminal court.
General Weirich has received many honors for her skills in the courtroom, including the Board of Directors’ Trial Award for Outstanding Advocacy in Capital Cases from the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation. She has been a frequent lecturer at training seminars for the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference and the National District Attorneys Association. She is a recipient of the Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Award for non-elected officials from the Rotary Club of Memphis East as well as the Association for Women Attorneys Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award.
She serves on various boards including the Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission, the Western District of Tennessee Multi-Agency Gang Unit, The Family Safety Center, the Memphis Child Advocacy Center and the YMCA.
A graduate of Germantown High School, General Weirich earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a law degree from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.
General Weirich and her husband, Chuck, have four children. She is an active member of St. Louis Catholic Church.