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Sunny Eaton

Sunny Eaton

Sunny Eaton has been an award-winning trial lawyer for 15 years. After spending four years as a Public Defender, in 2013 she opened her own criminal defense law firm and was soon after awarded the TN Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “Trial Advocacy Award.”  

Sunny is a sought-after speaker on topics of criminal justice reform, wrongful convictions and long-term travel. She teaches trial advocacy at Vanderbilt Law School and has published articles in several magazines.  Sunny and her wife, Karin,  co-authored a book related to their 2-year road trip through Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central America. 

In 2020, Sunny took leadership of the Nashville District Attorney’s Conviction Review Unit and since that time the unit has moved to vacate convictions in five cases.

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Guest Appearances
August 25, 2022

#402: Why Conviction Review Units Matter, with Sunny Eaton

There is a lot to consider when dealing with criminal law. In today’s episode, Zack talks with Sunny Eaton, director of the Conviction Review Unit in Nashville, TN, about what this unit...