Press Release from House Speaker Kent Williams, March 9, 2010:
Speaker of the House Kent Williams (Carter County Republican – Elizabethton) has appointed Olen G. Haynes, Sr. of Washington County as a member of the Tennessee Judicial Nominating Commission.
“Olen brings a wealth of experience that will make him an asset to the Judicial Nominating Commission”, said Speaker Kent Williams. “He is well respected in our area and I am confident he will serve our state well”.
Mr. Haynes has been a leader in the community for over 60 years. He attended East Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee College of Law. He is currently a partner in the law firm of Arnold, Haynes & Sanders and has practiced law for over 40 years. His areas of practice include personal injury, eminent domain, medical malpractice, product liability, aviation law, domestic relations and criminal law. Haynes’ dedication to the community and knowledge of the judicial system will serve him well during his time on the Judicial Nominating Commission.
The purpose of the Judicial Nominating Commission is to assist Governor Bredesen in finding and appointing the best qualified persons for service on the appellate courts of the state, nominating for the trial courts, and to assist the electorate of the state in electing the best qualified persons to the courts. The Judicial Nominating Commission is also responsible for making the courts less political and keeping political pressures away from the judicial system.
This appointment was made in accordance with T.C.A. Section 17-4-102.