Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Commission for Judicial Appointments Sends Names to Haslam for Workers' Compensation Appeals Board

June 17, 2014

The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments met on June 10, 2014 in Nashville to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.

After interviewing the candidates and conducting a vote, the Commission has submitted the following six as nominees to Gov. Bill Haslam for the three openings:

Catherine Bulle Clayton
Attorney, Franklin Cooper & Marcus
Madison County

Aaron James Conklin
Attorney, Sole Practioner
Rutherford County

Timothy Wade Conner
Attorney, Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC
Knox County

Marshall L. Davidson, III
Staff Attorney, Tennessee Supreme Court
Sumner County

David F. Hensley
Attorney, Franklin Cooper & Marcus
Hamilton County

Dale A. Tipps
Workers' Compensation Specialist, Division of Workers' Compensation
Rutherford County

Candidates ultimately chosen by the Governor to fill the vacancies will take one of three terms: two, four, or six years. After the initial terms, each term will be six years and judges are limited to serving two terms. The annual salary for the position is $106,000. Offices will be located in Knoxville or Chattanooga for the Eastern Division; Nashville for the Middle Division; and Jackson or Memphis for the Western Division.