Chancellor Frank Brown received the highest number of superior marks in the biennial poll of judges by the Chattanooga Bar Association.
There were 155 attorneys taking part in the poll.
Judges were rated on:
Objective and unbiased
Good moral character
Chancellor Brown totaled 573 superior marks, or 79.69 percent.
Chancellor Howell Peoples had 405 superior marks, or 60.09 percent.
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice William M. Barker, who is from Signal Mountain, had 472 superior marks - 75.64 percent.
In Circuit Court, Judge Neil Thomas had 477 superior marks, 72.94 percent. Judge Marie Williams had 380 superior, 59.10 percent. Judge Sam Payne, who is retiring, had 245 superior, 38.89 percent. Judge Jackie Schulten had 229 superior, 36.52 percent.
In Criminal Court, Judge Doug Meyer, who is retiring, had 148 superior marks, 27.72 percent. Judge Rebecca Stern had 107 superior, 22.02 percent.
In General Sessions Court, Judge Clarence Shattuck had 430 superior marks, 70.03 percent. Judge Ron Durby had 210 superior, 34.04 percent. Judge Bob Moon had 157 superior, 27.07 percent. Judge Richard Holcomb had 133 superior, 21.73 percent. Judge David Bales had 54 superior, 10.98 percent, but he has only served since the end of last October and there were 329 no opinion votes cast.
In City Court, Judge Russell Bean had 219 superior marks, 37.56 percent. Judge Sherry Paty had 171 superior, 34 percent.
Federal Judge Curtis Collier had 238 superior, 37.01 percent. Magistrate William Carter had 402 superior, 60.09 percent. Magistrate Susan K. Lee had 265 superior, 47.66 percent.
In Bankruptcy Court, Judge John Cook had 214 superior, 39.41 percent. Judge Thomas Stinnett had 138 superior, 26.59 percent.
Juvenile Court Judge Suzanne Bailey had 196 superior, 37.91 percent.