Wednesday, June 28, 2017

5 Attorneys File for Circuit Court Vacancy

State Trial Court Vacancy Commission to meet in Memphis on July 21 to interview candidates and select three finalists for Governor Haslam to choose from

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 1:08 PM

click to enlarge L to R: Elsea, Faughnan, Lyons, McNabb, Rudolph
  • L to R: Elsea, Faughnan, Lyons, McNabb, Rudolph


Five local attorneys have applied for the Circuit Court vacancy currently held by Judge Robert L. “Butch” Childers, who has announced his retirement as of this Friday, June 30.

The five, who will be interviewed in Memphis on Friday, July 21, when the state Trial Court Vacancy Commission convenes in Memphis, are listed as follows, along with their current law-firm relationships:


*Shannon D. Elsea: Cordova, John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers
*Brian S. Faughnan: Memphis, Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg, and Waldrop
*Lewis W. Lyons: Memphis, Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle, and Cox
*Tabitha F. McNabb: Germantown, Harris, Shelton, Hanover, Walsh
*David M. Rudolph: Memphis, Bourland, Heflin, Alvarez, Minor, and Matthews

The Commission’s interviews with the applicants will be open to the public. There will be a public hearing at that venue at 9 a.m., during which members of the public may express their opinions on any or all of the applicants.

Following the interview session, the Commission is expected to have an immediate vote to select the names of three of the applicants and forward them to Governor Haslam for his consideration.
The Commission is expected to vote immediately following the interviews and forward three names to Governor Haslam for his consideration.

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