5 Apply for Opening on Tennessee Supreme Court

February 21, 2014

The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will consider five applicants when it meets March 5 in Nashville to select nominees for the Tennessee Supreme Court vacancy.

The vacancy was created by the announcement last year by Justice William C. Koch, Jr. that he will retire in July to become dean of the Nashville School of Law.

The candidates are:

Jeffrey S. Bivins
Judge
Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
Franklin

Gerardo A. Gonzalez
Sole Practioner
Jerry Gonzalez, PLC
Murfreesboro

Linda W. Knight
Member
Gullett, Sanford, Robinson & Martin, PLLC
Nashville

Paul C. Ney, Jr.
Shareholder
Waddey & Patterson, P.C.
Nashville

Larry K. Scroggs
Chief Counsel & Administrative Officer
Shelby County Juvenile Court
Memphis

The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will interview the applicants on March 5 at the Nashville School of Law, 4013 Armory Oaks Dr, Nashville, TN 37204. The meeting will include a public hearing at 9 a.m., during which anyone may express their opinions about the applicants. The interview and public hearing will be open to the public.

The commission is expected to make their selections immediately following the interviews and forward the names to Governor Bill Haslam for his consideration. 

Clink on the links of each name above to view the full applications of each candidate.