Thomas R. Frierson, II

Court of Appeals Judge

Year Elected/Appointed


Prior Judicial Experience

Chancellor, Third Judicial District, 1996-2013
General Sessions Judge, Hamblen County, 1990-1996
Municipal Court Judge, Morristown, 1990-1996

Previous Employment

Private Practice, Bacon, Dugger, Jessee, Perkins, 1983-1990


J.D., University of Tennessee, 1983
B.A., University of Tennessee, 1980


ABOTA Trial Judge of the Year, 2000
President - Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, 2007-2009
President, Tennessee Judicial Conference, 2010-2011
Eagle Scout
Tennessee Bar Foundation, 2007


Tennessee Bar Association
Tennessee Judicial Conference
Vice Chair - Tennessee Judicial Family Institute

Community Involvement

Annual National Adoption Day celebration
"Hope for Orphans" Ministry Team - First United Methodist Church, Morristown
Speaker at Judicial Conferences and Bar Associations

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505 Main Street, Suite 318
P.O. Box 444 (37901-0444)
Knoxville, TN 37902