Jacqueline E. Bolton

Circuit Court Judge

Year Elected/Appointed


Prior Judicial Experience

Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge, 1989-1990

Previous Employment

Private practice, 1985-1989, 1990-1998
City Attorney, City of Soddy-Daisy, 1985-1989
Associate, Eugene N. Collins & Associates, 1981-1985
Legislative Administrator, Hamilton County Board of Commissioners, 1978-1981
Community and Employee Relations Manager, Tennessee American Water Comopany, 1977-1978
News Reporter & Co-Anchor, WRCB-TV, Chattanooga, 19975-1977
News Reporter & Producers, WTVC-TV, Chattanooga, 1973-1975
Community and Assistant Promotion Director, KATV-TV, Little Rock, 1971-1973 


Nashville School of Law, 1981
University of Georgia, 1973


Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist - National Board of Trial Advocacy
President - Zeta Tau Alpha
Athena Award - finalist
Sigma Delta Chi - Outstanding News Reporting (Chattanooga Chapter)


Inns of Court, Brock/Cooper Chapter
Chattanooga Bar Foundation
Admitted to all Tennessee courts; U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Tennessee; U.S. Supreme Court
Tennessee Judicial Conference
Association of State Trial Judges
National Association of Women Judges
American Bar Assocation
Tennessee Bar Association
Chattanooga Bar Association - Board of Governors
Southeast Tennessee Lawyers Association of Women
Tennessee Supreme Court Disciplinary Board for Attorneys - hearing officer
Assessment Appeals Commission of Tennessee
Hamilton County Zoning Appeals Board - Alternate Member
Co-Chair, Self-Represented Litigants Work Group
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

Youth Leadership Chattanooga - Board
Women's Leadership Institute - Chair, Advisory Board and Panelist
Bushtown Neighborhood Association
Room in the Inn
Chancellor's Roundtable - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Community Information Line
United Way of Greater Chattanooga
Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, Southeast Tennessee Chapter, Past President
Arts and Education Council
Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation
The National Foundation - March of Dimes
Public Information Officer - Emergency Preparedness Office Hamiliton County
Fortwood Mental Health Center
Lector Saints Peter & Paul Church
Junior League
Baylor School Lower School Advisory Committee
Annual "Take Our Daughters to Work" Program locally sponsored by SETLAW
Lecturer for National Business Institute
Adjunct Faculty, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Cleveland State College
Bulldog Club, University of Georgia Alumni Society - Chattanooga Chapter
Panelist "Intermediary" statewide Journalism seminar
Panelist/Interviewer - League of Women Voters - All Candidates Forum
Cubmaster - St. Jude School

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Hamilton Co. Courthouse, Suite 308
625 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN