Jeffrey S. Bivins

Court of Criminal Appeals Judge

Year Elected/Appointed


Prior Judicial Experience


Appointed to Circuit Court, 21st Judicial District, 1999 by Gov. Don Sundquist
Appointed to Circuit Court, 21st Judicial District, 2005 by Gov. Phil Bredesen; elected 2006

Previous Employment


Private practice, Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, Nashville, TN, 1986-95; 2001-2005
Assistant Commissioner and General Counsel, Tennessee Department of Personnel, 1996-1999, 2000-2001



Tennessee Judicial Evaluation Commission
Tennessee Court of the Judiciary
John Marshall American Inns of Court
Williamson County Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Foundation
Nashville Bar Foundation
Tennessee Judicial Conference – Co-Chair of Compensation and Retirement Committee, member of Executive Committee, member of Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions Committee

Community Involvement


Former County Commissioner for Williamson County
Former member, Williamson County Library Board of Trustees
Former softball coach and board member of Girls Softball Association of Franklin

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Supreme Court Building, Suite 221
401 7th Avenue North
Nashville, TN