Eleven Applicants Vie for the TN Supreme Court Vacancy

There is a vacancy on the TN Supreme Court, due to the untimely passing of Justice Cornelia A. Clark on September 24, 2021.

The requirements are they must be a licensed attorney who is at least 35 years of age, a resident of the state for 5 years, and a resident of the Eastern or Middle Tennessee Grand Divisions.


Eleven individuals have applied and those applicants are;

Kristi M. Davis, state Court of Appeals judge.

Cookeville attorney William Blaylock in private practice,

Sarah Campbell, associate solicitor general and special assistant to the state attorney general.

Timothy L. Easter, state Court of Criminal Appeals judge.

Kelvin Jones, Nashville circuit judge.

W. Neal McBrayer, state Court of Appeals judge.

Doug Overbey, former U.S. attorney and state senator.

Robert F. Parsley, Chattanooga attorney in private practice.

Jonathan T. Skrmetti, chief deputy state attorney general.

Gingeree Smith, Smyrna attorney in private practice.

Jeffrey Usman, Belmont University law professor.

Applicants will be interviewed by The Governors Council for Judicial Appointments on December 8 or December 9 at a location to be announced later.

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