The Honorable Robert L. Childers, Circuit Court Judge for the 30th Judicial District in Shelby County, retired on June 30, 2017

July 3, 2017

Judge Childers was elected Circuit Court Judge in 1984, and re-elected in 1990, 1998, 2006 and 2014, and served as Presiding Judge of the 30th Judicial District, after being elected by fellow state court judges, from 1989-1990 and 1997-1998.  In addition, he has served as Special Judge of the Tennessee Supreme Court Workers’ Compensation Panel and the Tennessee Court of Appeals.  He was in private practice from 1975-1984.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to have served the citizens of Tennessee for the past 33 years as Judge of Division IX of the Circuit Court of Tennessee for the 30th Judicial District,” said Judge Childers.  “I am eternally grateful to the citizens of Shelby County for having the confidence to elect me to serve in this position in 1984, 1990, 1998, 2006 and 2014.  I am also grateful to my judicial colleagues across this great state, my judicial colleagues in Shelby County, my Administrative Assistant, the Circuit Court Clerk and his staff, and the many lawyers who have practiced before me.  I consider my service as judge as the pinnacle of my legal career.  I have been truly blessed.”

A reception for Judge Childers was held on June 21, 2017 at the Shelby County Court House. Special thanks to Chief Justice Jeff Bivins, Justice Cornelia Clark, Justice Holly Kirby, and Justice Roger Page who attended the reception, along we several other Tennessee Judges.

Judge Robert L. Childers

Judge Robert L. Childers and his wife Amy Amundsen.

Chief Justice Bivins sharing his remarks.