NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Chancellor Arnold B. Goldin to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section. Goldin will replace Judge Alan E. Highers, who will retire at the conclusion of his current term.
“Chancellor Goldin has done an outstanding job and will be an excellent judge on the Court of Appeals in the Western Section,” Haslam said. “His experience on the bench and in private practice will serve the people of West Tennessee well.”
Goldin, 64, has been chancellor in the Shelby County Chancery Court since October 2002, when he was appointed by Gov. Don Sundquist. He was elected in August 2004 to fill an unexpired term and reelected in August of 2006 for a full eight-year term. Prior to his judicial appointment, Goldin was in private practice since 1974, concentrating on civil litigation in state and federal courts.
“I am deeply honored by the governor’s confidence in me,” Goldin said. “I look forward to the opportunity to serve the citizens of Tennessee on the Court of Appeals for the Western Section. I would also like to thank my family and friends for all of their prayers and support during this process.”
Goldin was chair of the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group in United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee from 1995-1999. He was a member of the Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution from 1992-1995 and a charter member of the Tennessee Bar Foundation IOLTA Grant Review Committee from 1987-1989. He was a member of the Governor’s Commission on Tort Reform from 1986-1987.
Goldin was recipient of the 2004 Chancellor Charles A. Rond “Judge of the Year Award” presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association.
Goldin received his juris doctorate from Memphis State University, now known as the University of Memphis, in 1974. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in 1971.
He and his wife, Shara Lynn, live in Memphis and have a son, Joshua, a daughter, Rebecca, and four grandchildren.