Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Carma Dennis McGee of Savannah as chancellor in the 24th Judicial District. She replaces Chancellor Ron E. Harmon, who died September 14, 2013.
McGee will serve immediately upon her appointment and be up for election this August. The 24th Judicial District serves Decatur, Henry, Carroll, Benton and Hardin counties.
“The people of the 24th District will benefit from Carma’s vast experience,” Haslam said. “We are fortunate to have her on the bench, and I appreciate her serving in this capacity.”
McGee, 43, has been a trainer in the area of juvenile law for the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts since 2006 and has had a private practice at the law office of McGee & Dennis in Savannah since 2001. Her practice at McGee & Dennis has involved an emphasis on property, real estate, estate planning, probate and domestic cases.
McGee was a city judge in Savannah from 2004-2005. She previously was at the Law Office of Carma Dennis McGee from 2000-2001 in Savannah, after working at the Law Office of J. Gilbert Parrish Jr., also in Savannah, from 1999-2000.
“I would like to thank Governor Haslam for this appointment,” McGee said. “I look forward to serving the people of the 24th Judicial District as their chancellor.”
She received her juris doctorate from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis in 1998, after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, in 1993.
McGee was nominated as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Savannah. She was president of the club from 2005-2006 and is a member of the Lawyers Association of Women Attorneys.
She is married to Todd McGee, a teacher and coach at Adamsville High School in Adamsville. They have two children, Sarah Beth and Caleb.
-Press Release from the office of Gov. Bill Haslam