Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Chancellor Arnold B. Goldin to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section. Goldin will replace Judge Alan E. Highers, who will retire at the conclusion of his current term.
“I am deeply honored by the governor’s confidence in me,” Goldin said. “I look forward to the opportunity to serve the citizens of Tennessee on the Court of Appeals for the Western Section. I would also like to thank my family and friends for all of their prayers and support during this process.”
Goldin, 64, has been chancellor in the Shelby County Chancery Court since October 2002, when he was appointed by Gov. Don Sundquist. He was elected in August 2004 to fill an unexpired term and reelected in August of 2006 for a full eight-year term. Prior to his judicial appointment, Goldin was in private practice since 1974, concentrating on civil litigation in state and federal courts.
“Chancellor Goldin has done an outstanding job and will be an excellent judge on the Court of Appeals in the Western Section,” Haslam said. “His experience on the bench and in private practice will serve the people of West Tennessee well.”
Judge Highers is the presiding judge of the Western Section of the Court of Appeals and is the senior appellate judge in the state. He has been a member of the Court of Appeals since 1982, when he was appointed by Gov. Lamar Alexander.