8 Apply for 6th Judicial District – Knox County Circuit Court Vacancy

November 9, 2012

Eight attorneys have applied to fill the vacancy for the Circuit Court judgeship open in Knox County.  The vacancy was created by the retirement of the Honorable Wheeler A. Rosenbalm effective January 1, 2013.

The Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a public meeting to interview the following candidates:

William T. Ailor
Attorney
Private Practice
Knoxville

Judith Elaine Burke
Attorney
Toppenberg & Burke
Knoxville

Kristi M. Davis
Partner
Hodges, Doughty & Carson
Knoxville

William Andrew Fox
Attorney
Gilbert & Fox Law Firm
Knoxville

Ray Hal Jenkins
Attorney & Sr. Program Manager
Private Practice & Computer Sciences Corporation
Knoxville

Mary Elizabeth Maddox
Partner
Frantz, McConnell & Seymour
Knoxville

Glenna Walker Overton
Owner
Glenna W. Overton Law Firm
Knoxville

Deborah C. Stevens
President/Managing Shareholder
Lewis, King, Krieg &Waldrop
Knoxville

The public hearing will be held on Friday, Dec. 14 at 9 a.m., EST. at the Hilton Hotel Knoxville, 501 West Church Avenue, Knoxville, 37902. During the public hearing, attorneys and members of the public may express theirapproval or objections to the candidates.

Following the public hearing, the commission will interview each applicant before recommending three candidates to the governor. Members of the public are invited to attend both the public hearing and the interviews.