Judge Russell Bean To Leave The Bench On Aug. 31

Sunday, August 7, 2022 - by Earl Freudenberg
Judge Russell Bean
Judge Russell Bean
- photo by Earl Freudenberg

Chattanooga City Court Judge Russell Bean will leave the bench at the end of the month.  Judge Bean recently had lunch with several close friends including his court officers. 

 

The Bean family dates back to the earliest days of Tennessee. His father, Crawford Bean, was a well-known Chattanooga lawyer. A brother, Martin Bean, was also a local attorney.

 

The longtime Chattanooga attorney and judge said, “I'm thankful for the support of elected officials, staff and citizens; I’ve tried to be fair to those who have come before me.”

 

Judge Bean said he’s especially proud of the dozens of young people that he’s helped get their lives back together.

 

The lifelong resident of Hamilton County graduated from Red Bank High School and the University of Tennessee College of Law.

The judge began his Chattanooga law practice in 1969. He has served the city since 2000. 

 

His last day on the bench is Aug. 31. 

 

Then there will be only one division of City Court remaining with Sherry Paty as the sole judge.

Pictured with Judge Bean are Johnny Eagle, Manny Rico, Ben Cagle and Pat Brown
Pictured with Judge Bean are Johnny Eagle, Manny Rico, Ben Cagle and Pat Brown
- photo by Earl Freudenberg

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