Donald R. Elledge

Circuit Court Judge

Year Elected/Appointed


Previous Employment

Private Practice, 1977-2005


YMCA Night Law School
Tennessee Tech University, 1971


  • Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Panel, 1996-2002
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America, 2003
  • Martin Dale Hubbell Av rated Attorney
  • Tennessee Bar Association Board of Governors, and Membership Committee 2019-2020
  • Tennessee Bar Association Member, House of Delegates 1998-2006
  • Former President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer of Anderson County Bar Association
  • Former Chairman of the Drug Court Committee of the Tennessee Judicial Conference
  • Member of the TN Trial Judges Association
  • Former Executive Committee Member of the TN Trial Judges Association
  • Former President of the Tenn. Judicial Conference Executive Committee Memember
  • Member of the Tenn. Pattern Jury Instructions - Criminal
  • Member of the Access to Justice Committee for the TN Access to Justice Commission
  • Member of the Strategic Planning Committee for the TN Judicial Conference

Community Involvement

  • Former member and past chairman, Clinton City Schools' Board of Education, 1992-2005
  • Selected to the "All Tennessee School Board" by the Tennessee School Board Association, November 2001, as one of seven members
  • Past member of the Melton Hill Regional Industrial Development Board, 1990-1992
  • Past Member of the City of Clinton Regional Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, 1991-2000
  • Past President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer of Clinton Civitan Club
  • Former assistant Coach on the Clinton, "All Stars", Clinton "KAOS", slow-pitch and fast-pitch teams, 1997-2002 TN State Champs 2000
  • 865-457-7875 (P)


Anderson County Courthouse
100 North Main
Clinton, TN 37716