Dennis Brooks has been a prosecuting attorney for 17 years in Northeast Tennessee where he grew up. Brooks is a veteran of over 100 jury trials, including 18 jury verdicts for first degree murder. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and completed law school at the University of Tennessee. During college he was a sportswriter at the Johnson City Press. In his free time, he enjoys working as a high school football and baseball official. He is married to Sandra Brooks and is the father of Cassie Brooks. He and his wife reside in Telford, Tennessee with their ten cats, three dogs and two pot-bellied pigs.