Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced three key judicial appointments for newly created state courts.
“I am proud to announce the appointment of these highly qualified individuals and value the significant experience they will bring to their respective roles,” said Governor Lee. “I appreciate their leadership and am confident they will serve Tennesseans with integrity.”
The following Tennesseans have been appointed:
- Shawn Fry – 13th Judicial District Criminal Court
- Ashleigh Travis – 19th Judicial District Circuit Court
- Julie Heffington – 22nd Judicial District Circuit Court
Shawn Fry currently serves as an attorney at Fry, Fry, Knight & Looper. Fry earned his bachelor’s degree at Tennessee Technological University and juris doctor at Nashville School of Law. The 13th Judicial District covers Clay, Cumberland, Dekalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam and White counties.
Ashleigh Travis currently serves as a magistrate judge in the 19th Judicial District. Travis earned her bachelor’s degree at Austin Peay State University and juris doctor at Nashville School of Law. The 19th Judicial District covers Montgomery and Robertson counties.
Julie Heffington currently serves as at attorney at Middle Tennessee Law Group. Heffington earned her bachelor’s degree at Middle Tennessee State University and juris doctor at Nashville School of Law. The 22nd Judicial District covers Giles, Lawrence, Maury and Wayne counties.