Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today appointed Kathryn Wall Olita of Clarksville as Circuit Court judge for the 19th Judicial District, which serves Montgomery and Robertson counties. The appointment fills a new trial court judgeship established this year by the Tennessee General Assembly.
“I am grateful for Katy Olita’s willingness to serve the citizens of the 19th Judicial District in this newly created position,” Haslam said. “I’m confident that her experience, knowledge and integrity will be assets to the district.”
Olita has practiced law for 15 years in Middle and West Tennessee, most recently with the firm Batson Nolan in Clarksville since 2006. Her current practice also includes serving as board attorney to the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. Olita began her practice at Rosenblum & Reisman in Memphis, where she worked from 2003-2006.
“I want to thank the governor for the appointment and for the time he invests in this process,” Olita said. “I look forward to serving the citizens of Robertson and Montgomery counties.”
Olita’s work has included successful oral arguments before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Her non-litigation work has included advising on public and private policy development and implementation, as well as contract review and negotiation.
Olita received her law degree from the University of Memphis and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Olita and her husband, Aaron, have two children, Charlie, 12, and Polly, 9. They are active members of the Madison Street United Methodist Church in Clarksville.