Faculty Profile: Hon. Frank Clement Jr

Hon. Frank Clement JrTennessee Court of Appeals401 Seventh Ave N #215 Nashville, TN 37219 Work Phone: (615) 741-2206Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (6)
  • Tennessee Court of Appeals Boot Camp 2019
  • Litigation and Appellate: Oral Argument Preparation Panel
  • Court Records: To Seal or Not to Seal
  • Court Records: To Seal or Not to Seal
  • Litigation and Appellate Forum 2018
  • New and Improved: A More Practical Abuse of Discretion Standard of Review

Judge Clement has served on the Court of Appeals of Tennessee since 2003, and he presently serves as the presiding judge of the Middle Section of the Court. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Appellate Judge of the Year Award from the Tennessee chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He previously served as a circuit court judge from 1995 to 2003 with exclusive probate jurisdiction and concurrent chancery and criminal court jurisdiction. He presided over the administration of estates, will contests, construction of trusts, conservatorships, partition actions, wrongful death actions, and domestic cases. He also presided over more than 200 criminal jury trials, including numerous trials for vehicular homicide, and more than 6,000 criminal cases. Judge Clement was engaged in the private practice of law for 16 years prior to serving on the trial bench. Judge Clement presently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Nashville School of Law and the Tennessee Bar Foundation. His civic and professional activities have also included service as president of the Nashville Bar Association (1995), president of the Nashville City Club (1992), president of the Kiwanis Club of Nashville (1987), and chair of the Nashville Area American Red Cross and Tennessee Valley Blood Region (1984-86). He has also served on the Tennessee Supreme Court Advisory Commission on the Rules of Practice & Procedure (2010-2016), as treasurer of the Tennessee Judicial Conference (1997-2002), co-chair of the Tennessee Judicial Conference Convention (1999), and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Tennessee Judicial Conference (1999).