Judge Clarence Shattuck Marks 35 Years On The Bench

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Judge Shattuck with his "judicial" cake
Judge Shattuck with his "judicial" cake

It was 35 years ago when Chattanooga attorney Clarence Shattuck had his first day sitting as judge.

 

His longtime friends at the courthouse did not let him forget to mark the occasion.

 

Dennis Gertz, Judge Shattuck’s longtime court officer, opened a reception in his honor the same as opening a court session, then Judge Christie Sell said a few kind words.

 

 

One of Judge Shattuck’s long-time friends, Wayne Keylon, opened in prayer and spoke a few minutes.  He had a number of interesting anecdotes about the judge that those at the reception had not heard before.

 

Rep. Mike Carter (former General Sessions Court judge) presented Judge Shattuck with a resolution, signed by all upper state officials.  .

 

Bobbie Helton, his very first court administrator, was there, plus a few of his longtime, even childhood friends, and members of his Senior Olympics basketball team. Some of his Sunday School class members were also present. 

 

Judge Ron Durby also attended. 

 

The reception was put together by his administrative staff - Lisa Duke, Amy Francisco and Jan Horne.

The judge with staff members Jan Horne, Lisa Duke and Amy Francisco
The judge with staff members Jan Horne, Lisa Duke and Amy Francisco


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