Categories
Press Releases

Judicial Appointment Council Sends 3 Names to Haslam for 3rd District Circuit Court Vacancy

Press release from the Administrative Office of the Tennessee Courts; February 11, 2015:

The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met on February 11, 2015 in Greeneville to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the circuit court vacancy in the 3rd Judicial District, which serves Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, and Hawkins counties.

After interviewing the candidates and conducting a vote, the Commission has submitted the following three as nominees to Gov. Bill Haslam for the vacancy:

Kenneth Newton Bailey, Jr.
Greeneville

Beth Boniface
Morristown

Linda Thomas Woolsey
Greeneville

The vacancy was created by the death of the Honorable Michael Faulk, who died in November.

Categories
Press Releases

Vacancy in 3rd Judicial District Draws 7 Applicants

Press release from the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts; January 30, 2015:

The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider seven applicants when it meets February 11 in Greeneville to select nominees for the circuit court vacancy in the 3rd Judicial District, which serves Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, and Hawkins counties.

The vacancy has been created by the death of the Honorable Michael Faulk, who died in November. The applicants are:

Kenneth Newton Bailey, Jr.
Greeneville

Douglas R. Beier
Morristown

Beth Boniface
Morristown

Daniel Graham Boyd
Rogersville

Link A. Gibbons
Morristown

William Erwin Phillips II
Rogersville

Linda Thomas Woolsey
Greeneville

The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will interview the applicants on February 11 at the General Morgan Inn, 111 Main St. Greeneville, 37743.The meeting will include a public hearing at 9 a.m. EST, during which members of the public may express their opinions about the applicants. The interview and public hearing will be open to the public.

The council is expected to make their selections immediately following the interviews and forward the names to Governor Bill Haslam for his consideration.

Completed applications of all the candidates can be found by clicking on the links above.

Categories
Press Releases

Haslam Names Jenkins Chancellor in 3rd Judicial District

Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; July 10, 2013:

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Douglas T. Jenkins of Rogersville as Chancellor in the 3rd Judicial District, replacing Thomas R. Frierson who was named to the Tennessee Court of Appeals in February.

The 3rd Judicial District serves Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins and Greene counties.

“Doug has a depth of experience in law, and I am pleased to make this appointment,” Haslam said. “I appreciate his willingness to serve, and I know he will do an excellent job on the bench.”

Jenkins, 45, has practiced in the Law Office of Douglas T. Jenkins in Rogersville since 1997. He worked in the Law Offices of Terry, Terry & Stapleton in Morristown from 1995-1997.

His areas of practice have included domestic relations; probate/wills/estate/estate litigation; criminal defense and property boundary disputes. Jenkins has been owner and manager of a private family farm in Hawkins County since 1986.

“I sincerely appreciate the confidence the governor has placed in me by appointing me Chancellor for the 3rd Judicial District,” Jenkins said. “I will do my best to decide the cases that come before me impartially and expeditiously. I take this opportunity very seriously and pledge to do my best for the people.”

Jenkins received his juris doctorate from the Nashville School of Law in 1995. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Tennessee Tech University in 1990.

Jenkins is currently vice president of the Rogersville Heritage Association, a member of the Hawkins County Farmers Cooperative board of directors and a master mason at Overton Lodge no. 5. He is a member of the Choptack Missionary Baptist Church.

Jenkins and his wife, Pamela, have three sons and a daughter, ages 10 to 15.