Rhynette Northcross Hurd

Circuit Court Judge

Year Elected/Appointed


Prior Judicial Experience

Appointed to Shelby County Circuit Court, Division 8 in March 2010; served until August 31, 2010

Previous Employment

Law Clerk to Judge Bailey Brown - U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Associate - Armstrong, Allen, Gentry, et al.
Chief Counsel - International Paper Company
Assistant General Counsel - Accredo Health, Incorporated
Vice President, Corporate Counsel - Sedgwick Claims Management Service, Inc.
Judge - Shelby County Circuit Court, Division Eight
Founder/Mediator - Blair Ridder Hurd PLLC


Mount Holyoke College, B.A. - 1971
Harvard Graduate School of Education, M.A.T. - 1972
George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Ph.D. - 1985
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D. - 1991


Editor-in-Chief, Memphis State Law Review - 1990-1991


American Bar Association
Association for Women Attorneys, Memphis
Ben F. Jones Chapter, National Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Tennessee Judicial Conference
Assistant to the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners - 1993-2012
Tennessee Board of Law Examiners - January 2014 - September 2014

Community Involvement

Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council
Vice Chair - Board of Directors, Memphis Child
Advocacy Center (2013-2014)
Memphis Chapter of Links, Incorporated
National Conference of Bar Examiners, Diversity Issues Committee

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D'Army Bailey Courthouse
140 Adams Avenue, Room 212
Memphis, TN 38103