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2019 40 Under 40 Yearbook: Tim Garrison, 42

Class of 2016

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Then: Assistant Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri
Now: U.S. Attorney, Western District

Tim Garrison is moving up the national ranks for attorneys in the Justice Department. As the former assistant attorney for the U.S. attorney’s office for Missouri’s Western District, Garrison was confirmed as the lead U.S. attorney for the district in April 2018. He was recommended for the position by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri.

“I’d say planning to be the U.S. attorney is like planning on being struck by lightning,” he says.

In his military roles, Garrison works at the Pentagon as deputy legal counsel for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and serves as lieutenant colonel.

His office prosecutes drug trafficking and violent crimes cases, and he now personally oversees 130 personnel, including 65 attorneys covering 66 counties. Garrison serves as part of the federal executive branch, and he’s tasked with executing the “principals and priorities of the president’s agenda.”

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