16 Apply for Court of Appeals Opening in Eastern Division

February 4, 2020

The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider 16 applicants when it meets to select nominees for the Court of Appeals opening in the Eastern Division created by the retirement of the Honorable Charles D. Susano, Jr., effective April 30, 2020.

The applicants are: William T. Ailor, Knoxville; Jerri S. Bryant, Athens; Dail Robert Cantrell, Clinton; Joseph Christopher Clem, Chattanooga; Timothy Wade Conner, Knoxville; Kristi M. Davis, Knoxville; Melanie E. Davis, Maryville; Pamela A. Fleenor, Chattanooga; Samantha A. Lunn, Chattanooga; William Thomas McFarland, Kingston; Summer H. McMillan, Knoxville; E. Jerome Melson, Knoxville; Edward H. Trent, Knoxville; Joshua R. Walker, Knoxville; Jeffrey M. Ward, Greeneville; and Thomas J. Wright, Greeneville.

The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will interview the applicants in a public hearing, which will be set in the near future. The Council is expected to vote immediately following the interviews and forward three names to Governor Bill Lee for his consideration.

Completed applications for all the candidates can be found by clicking on their names above.