Several Area Attorneys Apply For Judicial Nominating Commission

Friday, January 4, 2013
The Administrative Office of the Courts has received 24 applications for the seat on Judicial Nominating Commission created by the retirement of commission member Theresa Lee.

The comment period is now open and the Administrative Office of the Courts invites public comment regarding the applicants. Comments will be open until 4:30 p.m. CST Friday, Jan. 18. The public may submit comments via email to jnc@tncourts.

gov or via mail to:

AOC/Judicial Nominating Commission

Attn: Debbie Hayes

511 Union St Suite 600

Nashville, TN 37219

After the comment period, the Lieutenant Governor will have 14 days to fill the vacancy on the commission. The newly appointed commissioner will serve out the remainder of commission member Lee’s term, which expires June 30, 2015

The applicants are:

William J. Carver, Attorney, Blount County

Carl E. Colloms, Retired, Bradley County

Duncan V. Crawford, Attorney, Blount County

John P. Dreiser, Attorney, Knox County

John E. Eldridge, Attorney, Knox County

David A. Golden, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Hawkins County

Ray H. Jenkins, Attorney, Knox County

Roger E. Jenne, Attorney, Bradley County

Edward L. Kershaw, Attorney, Greene County*

John K. King, Attorney, Knox County

McKinley S. Lundy, Jr., Associate Attorney at Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C., Hamilton County

Sean W. Martin, Attorney, Hamilton County

William E. Mason, Attorney, Knox County

Dale J. Montpelier, Sr., Attorney, Knox County

Carrie O'Rear, Partner at Norton, Spangler & Cramer, P. C., Knox County

Martin L. Pierce, Attorney, Hamilton County

Rick L. Powers, Senior Attorney, Arnett, Draper and Hagood, Loudon County

Robert E. Pryor, Sr. Attorney, Pryor, Flynn, Priest & Harber, Knox County

John T. Rice, Attorney, Hamilton County

Charles Riggs, UTC Police Department/Private Process Server, Rhea County

J. Randall Shelton, Attorney, Hamblen County

William Arthur Simms, Civil Trial Lawyer, Knox County

Wanda G. Sobieski, Attorney, Knox County

Douglas C. Weinstein, Attorney, Knox County

*Application received after deadline


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