B.A. - University of Virginia, 1971
J.D. - Memphis State University, 1974
Appointed by Governor Bill Haslam to the Tennessee Court of Appeals for the term beginning September 1, 2014.
Elected in August, 2004 Countywide General Election to fill unexpired term as Chancellor and ReElected in August, 2006 for a full 8 year term.
Appointed by Governor Don Sundquist in Sept., 2002 as Chancellor of the Shelby County Chancery Court.
Prior to Judicial appointment, in private practice of law 1974 - 2002, concentrating on civil litigation in state and federal courts.
Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, Rating: AV, 1986- Present.
Naifeh and Smith, The Best Lawyers In America, 1995- Judicial Appointment.
Recipient of 2004 Chancellor Charles A. Rond AJudge of the Year Award@- Presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association.
Member, Governor's Commission on Tort Reform, 1986-1987
Charter Member, Tennessee Bar Foundation IOLTA Grant Review Committee, 1987-1989.
Member, Tennessee Supreme Court Commission On Dispute Resolution, 1992-1995.
Chair, Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group, United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 1995-1999.
Member, Tennessee Supreme Court Workgroup on Revisions to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 40A, 2010-2011.
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1986-1987).
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Chair, Admiralty Law Section,
1991-1992; Tennessee State Delegate, 1995-1997).
Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor Member).
Tennessee Judicial Conference
American Inns of Court, Leo Bearman, Sr. Chapter
Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation