It was all in the family at the recent swearing in of Circuit Court Judge Mike Binkley, the newest judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit.
Judge Binkley was sworn in by his brother, Davidson County 5th Circuit Court Judge Joe P. Binkley Jr. of the 20th Judicial Circuit. The ceremony took place August 31 at the historic Franklin Courthouse in front of family, local officials and members of the legal community.
“Alright, Mike. We’re very proud of you,” said the older brother to the younger as the oath ceremony began.
Both Judge Binkleys are third generation attorneys with a prominent heritage in the legal community. Their father is the late Joe P. Binkley Sr., who is remembered as one of the most effective criminal defense attorneys to ever practice in Nashville. Their maternal grandfather was Homer B. Weimer, who served four years on the bench as judge of Criminal Court Division II in Davidson County.