Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments


The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments operates under the authority of Executive Order No. 54. When there is a vacancy to be filled on the appellate courts, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, or the Tennessee Claims Commissionn, the Council will accept applications from interested parties, interview the applicants and then make a recommendation to the governor for consideration.

Executive Order No. 54

Chair of Council
Randy Noel
Butler Snow LLP
Crescent Center, Suite 500
6075 Poplar Avenue
P.O. Box 171443
Memphis, TN 38187-1443
(At-Large Member)

Western Division
Lang Wiseman
Wiseman Bray PLLC
8001 Centerview Parkway, Suite 103
Memphis, TN 38018
Phone: (901)372-5003
Eastern Division
Rosemarie Hill
Chambliss Bahner & Stophel, P.C.
Liberty Tower, Suite 1700
605 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37450
Phone: (423)757-0242
George Brown
Resolute Systems, LLC
247 Windover Grove
Memphis, TN 38111
Phone: (901) 301-2490
Cheryl G. Rice, Esq.
Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis, P.C.
900 S. Gay Street   
1400 Riverview Tower
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Phone: (865) 546-0500
Bradford Box, Esq.
Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell PLC
209 E. Main Street
Jackson, TN 38301
Phone: (731) 426-8142
R. Culver Schmid
Baker Donelson
265 Brookview Centre Way, Suite 600
Knoxville, TN 37919
At-Large members
David A. Golden, Esq.
Eastman Chemical Company
P.O. Box 431
Kingsport, TN 37662
Phone: (423) 229-2000

Middle Division
Sarah K. Campbell
Special Asst. to Solicitor & Atty. General
Office of the Attorney General and Reporter
State of Tennesee John Sevier Bldg.
500 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN  37243
Phone:  (615) 532-6026

AOC Staff Contact:
Debra Hayes
Administrative Office of the Courts
511 Union Street, Suite 600
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: (615) 741-2687
Fax: (615) 741-6285

Michelle J. Long
Assistant Commissioner
TN Department of Health
665 Mainstream Dr. 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615)741-6257


Michael Spitzer, Esq.
The Spitzer Firm
19 Cedar Street
Hohenwald, TN 38462
Phone: (931) 796-7974