Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler of the 17th Judicial District has announced his retirement, effective May 31.
Judge Crigler was appointed to the bench in 2005 and elected in 2006. Prior to that, he served for 16 years as a prosecutor in the district, which serves Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall and Moore counties.
“It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of the 17th Judicial District as a prosecutor and judge over the past 25 years,” Judge Crigler said.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law and the University of Virginia, Judge Crigler also spent several years in private practice.
Judge Crigler’s wife, Cyndi, is a teacher and also will be retiring at the end of the school year. The Criglers have three adult children – two daughters and one son.