13 Attorneys Apply for 16th Judicial District Circuit Court Vacancy

August 1, 2012

Nashville, Tenn. – Thirteen attorneys have applied to fill the Circuit Court vacancy in the 16th Judicial District, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties. The vacancy was created by the appointment of Circuit Court Judge Don R. Ash as Senior Judge.

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

Keta J. Barnes
Municipal Court Judge
Smyrna, Tennessee

Kirk D. Catron
Partner
McCarter, Catron & East, PLLC.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Tolbert Franklin Gilley III
Partner
Rucker, Rucker, and Gilley, P.C.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Sonya W. Henderson
Private Practice
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Brad W. Hornsby
Senior Partner
Bullock, Fly, Hornsby & Evans
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Trevor H. Lynch
Assistant District Attorney
16th Judicial District
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Thomas Earl Parkerson
Private Practice
Bennett, Parkerson, & Bray
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Russell Nelson Perkins
Assistant Public Defender
16th Judicial District
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Mark A. Polk
Partner
White & Polk, P.C.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

M. Keith Siskin
Magistrate for Rutherford County Juvenile Court
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Barry R. Tidwell
Partner
Price & Tidwell
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Alicia C. B. Widrig
Administrative Hearing Official
Tennessee Department of Human Services
Nashville, Tennessee

Howard W. Wilson
Private Practice
Wilson & Bradley
Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The public hearing will be held on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. CDT at the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Courtroom, One Public Square, Murfreesboro, TN, 37130. During the public hearing, attorneys and members of the public may express their approval 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.