Sandra N.C. Donaghy

Criminal Court Judge

Year Elected/Appointed


Prior Judicial Experience

Bradley Juvenile Drug Court Magistrate 2006-2010
Court Commissioner, Racine, Wisconsin 1986-1988

Previous Employment

Worked in family restaurant, Racine, Wisconsin 1967-1984
Swim Instructor/Lifeguard & Director Adapted Aquatics Programs, Racine/Kenosha, Wisconsin 1970-1984
Director of Safety Services for local chapter of American Red Cross, Racine/Kenosha, Wisconsin 1976-1981
Private practice 1984-1992
Assistant District Attorney General, 1992-1996 and 1997-2014 in Tenth and Seventh Judicial Districts of Tennessee (Chief ADAG 2004-2006 and Deputy DA 2009-2014)
Assistant Public Defender, 1996-1997 in Kane County, Illinois
Instructor at Cleveland State Police Academy, 1998 to present. 


University of Wisconsin School fo Law, J.D. - 1984
University of Wisconsin, B.S. - 1976


Recipient of the President’s Award by the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference-2005 and 2013 for exemplary service to the State and community

Community Involvement

Member of First United Methodist Church, Cleveland, Tennessee

-Certified Lay Speaker 2011-present

-Lay delegate to Annual Conference 2006-present

-Chairman Administrative Board

-Board of Trustees during construction of Christian Life Center

-Member of: Staff Relations and Finance Committees

-Chairman, Council on Ministries, 1987-1989, WI

Board of Directors for Mary Diana Samuel Home, foster home for female children in Tiravallur, Madras, India (2007-present)

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2240 Blyth Avenue S.E. Cleveland, TN 37311


Bradley, McMinn, Monroe, Polk