11 Applications Filed For Supreme Court, Court Of Appeals Openings

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The following candidates have submitted their applications for the appellate court openings in Tennessee:

Supreme Court:

Christopher Bright Craft

Criminal Court Judge

30th Judicial District


William Lewis Jenkins, Jr.


Wilkerson Gauldin Hayes Jenkins & Dedmon, Attorneys


Holly M. Kirby


Court of Appeals/Western Section



John Brook Lathram


Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC



Steven J. Mulroy

Professor of Law

Humphrey's School of Law


Court of Appeals Western Section:

Kenny W. Armstrong


30th Judicial District



Frank S. Cantrell

Deputy Director

Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.



Brandon O. Gipson


Pentecost & Glenn, PLLC


Rhynette Northcross Hurd


Ridder Hurd PLLC



Edward L. Martindale, Jr.

Sole Practitioner

Law Offices of Edward L. Martindale, Jr., P. C.



Dorothy J. Pounders

Managing Member

PoundersColeman, PLLC


The Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments will meet Nov. 12, in Jackson to interview and hear public comments regarding the applicants who have applied to fill the vacancy on the Court of Appeals Western Division.

The Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments will meet Nov. 13, in Nashville to interview and hear public comments regarding the applicants who have applied to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

The two vacancies were created when Justice Janice M. Holder and Judge David R. Farmer informed Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam that they would not seek re-election when their terms expired on Aug. 31, 2014.

Completed applications of all the candidates can be found on tncourts.gov.

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