10 Apply to fill Criminal Court Vacancy in 30th Judicial District

March 11, 2013

Ten attorneys have applied to fill the Criminal Court vacancy in the 30th Judicial District, which serves Shelby County.  The vacancy was created by the death of Shelby County Criminal Court Judge W. Otis Higgs in late February.

The Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a public meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Memphis Marriott in Memphis, Tenn. to interview the following candidates:

David Michael Bell
Assistant Federal Defender
Western District of Tennessee

Latonya Sue Burrow
The Burrow Law Firm

Dean Thomas DeCandia
Special Assistant United States Attorney
Western District of Tennessee

Garland Ingram Erguden
Assistant District Attorney General
Shelby County, 30th Judicial District

Damon Keith Griffin
Chief Ethics Officer/Assistant County Attorney
Shelby County

Lawrence J. Laurenzi
Department of Justice - United States Attorney's Office
Western District of Tennessee

Kevin Russell Rardin
Assistant District Attorney
District Attorney's Office, Memphis

Carolyn Sherri Watkins
Shelby County Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance

Glenn Wright
Law Offices of Glenn Wright

David Michael Zak
Assistant District Attorney General
Shelby County

The public hearing will start at 9 and be followed by public interviews of each of the candidates.