Forest A. Durard, Jr., has been appointed by Governor Bill Haslam as Circuit Court judge in the 17th Judicial District.
“Forest brings valuable experience to the bench from a career that includes both the public and private sectors,” Haslam said. “I know he will serve the citizens of the 17th district well in this role.”
Durard most recently has been a solo practitioner representing clients in a wide range of matters. He has been in private practice since 1992 and prior to that served in the Public Defender’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office.
The 17th Judicial District includes Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall and Moore counties. The vacancy was created by the retirement of the Honorable Robert Crigler, effective May 31.
Durard is a 1985 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his Juris Doctor from Nashville School of Law in 1989.