Former Chief Justice "Mickey" Barker Endorses Pam Fleenor

Monday, March 31, 2014

Former Chief Justice "Mickey" Barker endorsed Pam Fleenor for chancellor on Monday.

Judge Barker released the following letter: 

Friends and Colleagues, 

I have known Pam McNutt Fleenor since she was a member of my Sunday School class at First Presbyterian Church.  Pam is a graduate of UTC and a recipient of the prestigious Chapin-Thomas Scholarship to the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Pam is an excellent lawyer and possesses all of the qualities required of a good judge.  Pam has the key essential trait, the judicial temperament required of a Chancellor. 

Pam is a good listener and will apply the law fairly and impartially to each case.  Pam also has the compassion and patience needed to determine the special cases brought into Chancery Court, involving the most vulnerable members of our community - children in adoption or child custody proceedings and elderly friends with dementia facing conservatorship. 

In the role of Chancellor, there is no room for politics nor partisan pandering.  I know Pam to be a Conservative, but I also know her to be even-handed, very objecting and possessing the temperament to avoid political entanglements. Chancellor Brown has demonstrated these valuable qualities.  His successor should as well. 

I wholeheartedly endorse and recommend Pam McNutt Fleenor as Chancellor for the Hamilton County Chancery Court, Part 1.

With My Best, 
Mickey Barker


William M. Barker
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice (Retired)



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