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About Judge Lockert-Mash

Judge Lockert-Mash is a lifelong resident of the Twenty-Third Judicial District. She is the daughter of the late Jimmy P. Lockert and Elsa Lockert of Ashland City, Tennessee. She was raised in Ashland City, Tennessee and graduated from Cheatham County High School. She obtained her B.A. from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and her law degree from the Nashville School of Law. She completed the Supreme Court Approved Rule 31 Mediation Studies at David Lipscomb University and completed a Pilot Mentor Training Program designed to train experienced attorneys to mentor new attorneys. The Nashville School of Law selected Judge Lockert-Mash to be one of the mentors for the school's law students.

Judge Lockert-Mash began her legal career practicing law with her father in Ashland City. She handled family law and criminal cases. She was hired by former District Attorney General Kenneth Atkins as an Assistant District Attorney in 1990. She prosecuted scores of complex cases in every county of the district, including murders, child abuse, drug sales, death penalty, vehicular homicides, and robberies. She has tried well over one hundred jury trials as a prosecutor and has presided over numerous jury trials as a Circuit Judge. She also has presided over Grand Jury cases throughout the district. As a prosecutor, Judge Lockert-Mash served on the team led by the late Judge Robert Burch that created the Twenty-Third Judicial District Drug Court Program.

Judge Lockert-Mash has dedicated most of her adult life to public service work in the Twenty-Third Judicial District. Before embarking on her legal career, she served as a child abuse investigator and a state probation officer. Judge Lockert-Mash retired from the District Attorney's Office in 2014 and was elected by the citizens of the Twenty-Third Judicial District to serve as Circuit Court Judge.

Judge Lockert-Mash is married to Kenny Mash and they live in Dover, Tennessee. Kenny is a retired T.H.P. Trooper. They enjoy spending time with daughter MacKenzie and her husband Jeff Miller and granddaughter Ruby. They enjoy trail riding with their horses and mule, working on vintage cars and trucks, and fishing.

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