Nashville, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of Kristi M. Davis to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Eastern Grand Division to fill the Honorable Charles D. Susano Jr.’s vacancy.
“Kristi Davis has an extensive background in civil cases as both an attorney and judge, and she will be an exceptional addition to the Court of Appeals,” said Gov. Lee. “I’m grateful for her willingness to serve and am proud to appoint her to this important position.”
Davis has served as Knox County Circuit Court Judge since 2014 and served as Presiding Judge for the Sixth Judicial District in 2018-2019. Prior to serving as a judge, she served as an attorney for Hodges, Doughty, & Carson, PLLC and clerked for Judge Joseph M. Tipton on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. Davis earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law maga cum laude and her B.S. from the University of Tennessee cum laude.
The remainder of this post is all #TheMegaBullhornofTruth so don’t attribute it to the Governor.
I believe Judge Davis must be conformed by the legislature. So, Speaker Sexton and my legislature friends, y’all go ahead and slide that in next week when you’s in Special Session.
My first political advertiser in 2014 was an Attorney at Hodges, Doughty and Carson by the name of Kristi Davis. She won a three way Republican primary and went on to be our Knox County Circuit Court Judge. Now, 6 years later she is set to be on the TN Court of Appeals.
Now all that is true. If I was to take credit for that, that would be wrong. However, the folk that don’t like this site, this style and me can say I was taking credit for Judge Davis. That would be half of 1% true, but hey that is the most truth the naysayers have ever said about this site and me. So, y’all carry on.