Faculty Profile: Chief Justice Roger A. Page

Chief Justice Roger A. PageTennessee Supreme Court
Previous Courses Taught (4)
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Boot Camp 2023
  • Litigation Law 2021: A Conversation with Justice Roger Page
  • Litigation Law Forum 2021
  • Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Academy

Justice Roger A. Page was sworn in as the newest member of the Tennessee Supreme Court in February 2016 after he was appointed by Governor Bill Haslam and unanimously confirmed by the Tennessee General Assembly.  He is the first appellate judge to be selected pursuant to the Constitutional amendment approved by the voters of Tennessee in 2014.  Prior to assuming a seat on the Supreme Court, he served as an appellate judge on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals from December 2011 to February 2016.  Justice Page wrote more than 330 appellate opinions.   In 1998, he was elected circuit court judge.  He presided over both civil and criminal trials in the 26th Judicial District, which includes Chester, Henderson and Madison counties, from August 1998 to December 2011. ?
Previous to his experience on the bench, he was an assistant attorney general for the State of Tennessee in Jackson from 1991-1998.  He practiced at Holmes, Rich, Sigler & Page in Jackson from 1987-1991.  He was an associate at Peterson, Young, Self & Asselin in Atlanta from 1985-1987 and was a law clerk for then-U.S. District Court Judge Julia Smith Gibbons from 1984-1985.
He received his law degree with high honors in 1984 from the University of Memphis, where he ranked 4th in his class.
Before his legal career, Page was a chief pharmacist and assistant store manager for Walgreens in Memphis, where he worked from 1977-1984.  He received a bachelor's degree in 1978 from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in Memphis.  He attended the University of Tennessee at Martin from 1973-1975 after graduating from Chester County High School in Henderson.
Justice Page is President-Elect of the Howell Edmunds Jackson American Inn of Court and has been honored as a Tennessee Bar Foundation Fellow.  He has also chaired the joint Tennessee Bar Association/Tennessee Judicial Conference (TJC) Bench-Bar Committee.  Justice Page has served on the TJC Executive Committee, the TJC Compensation and Retirement Committee and co-chaired the TJC Legislative Committee.  As a trial judge, Justice Page served on the Tennessee Performance Evaluation Commission which evaluated all Tennessee appellate judges.
Justice Page is married to Chancellor Carol McCoy.  He has two sons and three grandchildren.  He is a member of First Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee.
Year Elected/Appointed
Prior Judicial Experience
Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, 2011-2016
Circuit Court Judge, 1998-2011
Previous Employment
Assistant Attorney General, 1992-1998
Private Practice, 1985-92
Law Clerk, Honorable Julia Smith Gibbons, Western District of Tennessee, U.S. District Court, 1984-85
University of Memphis, 1984
University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, 1978
Jackson Lions Club
Tennessee Bar Association
Jackson/Madison County Bar Association
Community Involvement
Dixie Youth Baseball Coach
Senior Olympics Softball - Age 50-55, City Champions