Eight Apply for Criminal Court – 1st District Vacancy

January 11, 2013

Seven attorneys have applied to fill the Criminal Court vacancy in the 1st Judicial District, which serves Carter, Johnson, Unicoi and Washington counties.  The vacancy was created by the retirement of Judge Lynn W. Brown, effective March 31.

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

 

Dennis Dwayne Brooks
Assistant District Attorney General
First Judicial District of Tennessee
Elizabethton, Tennessee 

Steven R. Finney
Partner
Slagle & Finney
Johnson City, Tennessee 

James Collins Landstreet II
Attorney
J. Collins Landstreet II, Esq.
Johnson City, Tennessee 

Robert Graham Lincoln
Judge
General Sessions, Part I,
Washington County, Tennessee

Gene Gilmer Scott, Jr.
Attorney
Law Office of Gene G. Scott, Jr.
Jonesborough, Tennessee

Danny R. Smith
Attorney
Private Practice
Jonesborough, Tennessee

Stacy Lee Street
Attorney
Private Practice
Elizabethton, Tennessee

The application for each candidate is available by clicking on the links above.

The public hearing will be held at 9 a.m. EST, Friday February 8, 2013 at the DoubleTree in Johnson City, 211 Mockingbird Lane, 37604. During the public hearing, attorneys and members of the public may express their approval of 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.