J. Bartlett Quinn, a lawyer with Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., has been appointed to the Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments. The selection was made by Governor Bill Haslam in consultation with Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey. By executive order, Governor Haslam created the Governor’s Commission in place of the Judicial Nominating Commission.
The Governor’s Commission is responsible for sending a panel of three nominees to the governor to make an appointment when a vacancy occurs or is impending. The 11 members of the Judicial Nominating Commission whose terms did not expire are on the Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments. The other six available member spots will be determined by the governor with involvement from the lieutenant governor and speaker of the House.
"Bart's appointment to the Governor’s Commission reflects the commitment of the Chambliss firm to being involved in state activities that result in an excellent judicial system for all Tennesseans," said Dana Perry, president and managing shareholder of the firm.
Mr. Quinn is filling a vacancy on the Governor’s Commission that expired this term, and this is his official reappointment to the Commission.