Judiciary Mourns the Loss of Retired Circuit Court Judge Wheeler A. Rosenbalm

Retired Sixth Judicial District Circuit Court, Division III, Judge Wheeler A. Rosenbalm passed away on April 21.

“Judge Rosenbalm was a very good man, a brilliant lawyer and an extremely well-respected judge who served on the bench for twenty-two years,” said Knox County Circuit Court Judge Deborah C. Stevens, Judge Rosenbalm’s successor.

Judge Rosenbalm served as a Circuit Court judge, trying only civil cases, from September 1, 1990 until his retirement on January 1, 2013. In an October 4, 2012 letter to Governor Bill Haslam, Judge Rosenbalm said, “It has been a great pleasure and tremendous privilege for me to have served the people of Tennessee for the past 22 years.”

Prior to joining the court, Judge Rosenbalm was a partner with the Knoxville law firm of Frantz, McConnell & Seymour LLP. He earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he also was an instructor and associate professor of law. Judge Rosenbalm was raised on a farm in Anderson County, Tennessee, where he attended Clinton High School.

Judge Rosenbalm was a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, and a fellow in the Tennessee Bar Foundation and American College of Trial Lawyers. He was co-author of Tennessee Construction Law, and various articles and manuscripts.

A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m., at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville. The family will receive friends ahead of the service.



Judge Wheeler A. Rosenbalm
Judge Wheeler A. Rosenbalm