Monte D. Watkins

Criminal Court Judge

Year Elected/Appointed


Previous Employment



North Carolina Central University, 1984
Tennessee State University, 1970


Distinguished Alumni Award Presented by the National Association for Equal Opportunity by Higher Education
Distinguished Service Award Presented by Tennessee State University


Current Chairman of the Character and Fitness Committee (District V) of the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners (1992-Present)
Treasurer of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association
Board of Visitors of the NCCU Law School
Subscribing Life Member of the NAACP
Past President and Life Member of the Napier-Looby Bar Association
Life Member of the NBA
Fellow of the Nashville Bar Association
Master in the American Inn of Court
Life Member of the Tennessee State University Alumni Association
Co-Chair of the Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on Race, Genera, and Ethnic Fairness (2000)
Member of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (1993-1996)

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Justice A.A. Birch Building
408 2nd Avenue N., Suite 5140
Nashville, TN 37201