Carolyn Wade Blackett

Criminal Court Judge
Year Elected/Appointed
Previous Employment

Attorney, Waring Cox Law Firm, 1992-94
Senior Attorney/Regional Manager of Government Affairs, Federal Express Corporation, 1983-1992
Attorney, National Labor Relations Board, 1983
Legal Intern, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, 1981-82
Law Clerk, Phill

St. Louis University Law School, 1982
Brown University, 1979

Tennessee Court of Judiciary - Appointed by Tennessee Supreme Court, 1995-99
Tennessee Judicial Council - Appointed by Tennessee Supreme Court, 2006
Tennessee Judicial Conference, Chairperson of Judicial Fairness Committee, Member of Criminal Jury Instructions Committee, Member of Literacy in the Courts Committee, Member of Continuing Legal Education Committee, Treasurer of Tennessee Judicial Conference, 1996-97, Executive Board Member, 1997-98


American Bar Association
National Bar Association (Life Member)
National Bar Association - Judicial Council
Association of Women Attorneys
Memphis/Shelby County Bar Association
American Association of Judges
National Association of Women's Judges
Tennessee Bar Foundation
Tennessee Judicial Conference
National Bar Association - Ben F. Jones Chapter

Community Involvement

Memphis/Shelby County Crime Commission Board Member, 1995-2010
Porter Leath Foster Grandparent Program, Advisory Board Member
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mid-South, Board Member
Lausanne Collegiate Schools-Board of Trustees
Boys and Girls Club of Memphis, Board of Directors
Domestic Violence Council - Board of Directors
Harbor House - Board Member
Memphis Crime Task Force-Appointed by Mayor
Exchange Club Child Abuse - Advisory Board Member
Rotary International
Neighborhood Watch, Inc.
Tennessee Valley Authority
Memphis Urban league
Memphis Chamber of Commerce
Memphis Area Transit Authority- Board of Commissions
WDIA Goodwill Revue Foundation, Inc.
Leadership Memphis
Tennessee State Park Commission
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Memphis Links (It's a Girl's Life Program)

Contact Info

Shelby Co. Justice Complex
201 Poplar Avenue, Room 519
Memphis, TN 38103
United States