Christopher V. Sockwell

Circuit Court Judge

Appointed by Governor Bill Haslam on November 15, 2018, to succeed Judge Robert L. Jones, now retired.

Year Elected/Appointed


Previous Employment

  • Boston, Holt, Sockwell & Durham, PLLC   1993 to 2018
  • Taught math at Nashville’s Pearl-Cohn High School for four years and was head baseball and assistant football coach.
  • Previously served as the city attorney and municipal judge for the town of Ethridge in Lawrence County, Tennessee.


David Lipscomb University, B.S. Math Education 1986
University of Tennessee College of Law 1993


  • Lawrence County Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Municipal Judges Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association (1994)

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors - Lawrenceburg Babe Ruth organization
  • Lawrenceburg Babe Ruth World Series Committee 2015-2017
  • Columbia American Legion Post 19 - Assistant Baseball Coach
  • Member of Pulaski Street Church of Christ
  • 931-540-2458 (P)


20 Public Square Columbia, TN 38401


Giles, Lawrence, Maury, Wayne