Judge O. Duane Slone is a circuit court judge in Tennessee’s Fourth Judicial District in East Tennessee. He is the co-chair of the Tennessee SMART Justice Network. He also serves as chair of the Appalachian-Midwest Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative, SAMHSA Advisory Committee for Womens Services member, NIDA JCOIN Practitioner Advisory board member, National Rural Justice Collaboration steering committee member, SMART Policy Network steering committee member, board member of the Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals, and chair of the Tennessee Judicial Conference Problem-Solving Committee. He is a drug recovery court judge as well.

Judge Slone created and developed the Tennessee Recovery Oriented Compliance Strategy (TN ROCS).

He was awarded the National Center for State Courts William Rehnquist Award, the organizations highest honor, in 2019, and the organization’s Distinguished Service Award in 2018, both for his work in responding to the opioid crisis.

His biography on the TNCourts.gov website is available here. In addition, his CV is here: Slone Curriculum Vitae 3.19.21.

Also see Tennessee Judge Receives Highest Judicial Honor For His Work On The Opioid Epidemic and Judge Slone Wins National Award For Opioid-Related Work